5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out the New Marquis Wine Cellars (Video)

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:23+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Wine|

Marquis Wine Cellars: a sign of good wine! One of Vancouver's first private wine stores When John Clerides forged ahead with Marquis Wine Cellars in 1986 we were, truly, still in the dark ages of wine retailing in BC. Hear what he has to say about his 27 years in the wine biz—and [...]

Canadian Thanksgiving: No Better Time to Celebrate the “Best of BC”

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:23+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Wine|

The "Best of BC", from the scenic South Okanagan Valley, Tim Pawsey photo Heads up for the "Best of BC"! There was a time not that long ago when BC Liquor Stores received a fair amount of criticism that most of BC’s “icon” wines were not available at the Peoples’ Purveyor. It was [...]

Culmina Family Estate Hypothesis, More Than a Theoretical Winner

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:24+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Wine|

Culmina Hypothesis 2011 Culmina's inaugural release: Hypothesis     Here’s a wine we figured would be worth waiting for, and we weren’t disappointed, as it more than lived up to our expectations. This is the inaugural release from just opened Culmina Family Estate, the project undertaken by Don Triggs, his wife Elaine  and [...]

BC Riesling Deal Alert: Peller Estates VQA Private Reserve Dry Riesling 2011

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2013|Belly's Budget Best, Hired Belly's Best Wines|

 Peller Okanagan (Similkameen?) Dry Riesling A few insiders will know that Peller Okanagan Dry Riesling heralded in this year's garlic crop! If you move really quickly you can buy Andrew Peller Private Reserve (VQA) Dry Riesling for just over $11 at BC Liquor Stores.  Believe me, as they say “while stocks last”, it’s [...]

Bella Gelateria’s James Coleridge Named an Ace Bakery Artisan

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:27+00:00 March 30th, 2013|Restaurant Reviews|

Bella Gelateria's James Coleridge No half measures in James Coleridge's gelato conquering world, Tim Pawsey photo We’re big fans of Bella Gelateria. In part it’s because we never know what the extraordinarily talented James Coleridge will get up to next. Another reason: if you walk by his always-busy storefront at the corner of Vancouver’s Burrard and Cordova, no [...]

Blue Water’s Frank Pabst Celebrates Sustainable Seafood with Unsung Heroes

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:30+00:00 January 16th, 2013|Dining|

Blue Water Café's periwinkles with saffron aioli, Tim Pawsey photo UPDATED, Jan 17, 2013. It’s a long way from British Columbia to Cornwall, in the South West of England. But, beyond the stunning scenery—which is in some ways quite reminiscent of Canada’s west coast—there are some other similarities. That beautiful part of the [...]

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