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Lisboa — Portugal’s ‘Other’ Wine Region Surprises

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  (Map: Wines of Portugal) Lisboa is 'Lisbon' in Portuguese. But it also refers to the wine region to the north and west of the city (known until recently as 'Estremadura'). Lisbon itself is 29 kms, inland from the coast, which sports a rugged landscape, with a mountain range running parallel, north to south. Much of the region borders on, or is close [...]

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Wine

  • Natural winemakers Christime Coletta and Matt Dumayne with their amphorae

Natural Wines Blossom in Canada’s Okanagan

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Natural wines. Coming to a glass near you, soon. Natural Wine Defined What’s a natural wine, you might ask? It means the wine in your glass is in the purest possible form. It's the closest it can be to the fruit that was in the vineyard, preferably organically or bio-dynamically farmed. Most likely it’s made with wild (not commercial) yeast, and [...]

Food

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Cloud 9 Closes: Time’s Up for Dining in the Sky

September 29th, 2017|2 Comments

Cloud 9 is (or was) the City of Vancouver’s loftiest restaurant. On September 30th it will close forever. And the giant turntable in the sky, which since 1973 has brought pleasure to so many, will stop revolving. We dropped by Cloud 9 the other night, to be whisked skyward for [...]

Travel

  • VIP patio view at Fitzpatrick Family Estate

How to Tour the Okanagan Valley in VIP Style

September 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

VIP Tours: Are they worth it? At the height of summer, wine touring in the Okanagan can get pretty busy. But as the region evolves, so does the [...]

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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. [...]

Lifestyle

Lisboa — Portugal’s ‘Other’ Wine Region Surprises

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  (Map: Wines of Portugal) Lisboa is 'Lisbon' in Portuguese. But it also refers to the wine region to the north and west of [...]

  • Natural winemakers Christime Coletta and Matt Dumayne with their amphorae

Natural Wines Blossom in Canada’s Okanagan

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Natural wines. Coming to a glass near you, soon. Natural Wine Defined What’s a natural wine, you might ask? It means the wine in your glass [...]