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How a New Canadian Discovered and Appreciated BC Wine

July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In honour of Canada's 150th! My good friend Rick Van Sickle (winesinniagara.com) asked me to contribute to his #CanadaWINE150 project. I was happy to oblige ...   When I first arrived in Montreal, I was amazed to see how liquor was sold. Going to the SAQ in those days was more like going to an English bank: you walked up to a wicket and gave [...]

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Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2017 Winners: a Unique Contest

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine is unique among wine competitions. Nowhere else, as far as I know, does a panel of judges work so hard to whittle down 486 entries to just 12 wines. (Although, Ontario stages a similar contest, which is modeled on BC’s.) The contest has grown considerably as BC’s wine industry evolves. As [...]

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Maji: Bridging Richmond’s Ocean Wise gap

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Maji offers more than a passing nod to Ocean Wise. In the best of all possible worlds, every restaurant I walked into would adhere to Ocean Wise. I know that to realize such a dream may take a while. Ongoing over-fishing, by-catch and compromised habitat threaten seafood stocks that we continue to take so much for [...]

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Parksville Untapped: a Celebration of Island Suds and Sips

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Parksville Untapped is firmly rooted in its Island surroundings. Nine years ago a collaboration between two prominent Vancouver Island resorts laid the foundation for Parksville Uncorked. [...]

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Falling in Love with Venice

February 23rd, 2017|2 Comments

Venice: the perfect place to wrap up any Italy trip... I’ve recently returned from Italy, courtesy of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella. No surprise, I’m sorting through a [...]

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How a New Canadian Discovered and Appreciated BC Wine

July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In honour of Canada's 150th! My good friend Rick Van Sickle (winesinniagara.com) asked me to contribute to his #CanadaWINE150 project. I was happy to oblige ... [...]

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Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2017 Winners: a Unique Contest

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine is unique among wine competitions. Nowhere else, as far as I know, does a panel of judges [...]