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BC Spot Prawns Have Foodies Hopping

By |May 20th, 2010|

BC Spot Prawns—in season for just about eight weeks - Tim Pawsey photo This is the time of year (May through June) when the whole of Vancouver (and just about everywhere else on the BC coast) goes crazy for Spot Prawns. That should come as no surprise. Get ‘em fresh off the boat [...]

Hear BC Winegrowers John and Lynn Bremmer on BC’s Wine History

By |April 27th, 2010|

“When the hybrids were gone and vinifera started producing ... the government started smiling ... and wine-writers started writing things like, ‘It’s OK!’"   —John Bremmer South Okanagan Banée honorees John and Lynn Bremmer don’t hold back as they talk about the birth of the modern BC wine industry: Topics include: the days of [...]

Behind the Scenes at the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival

By |April 26th, 2010|

On the judging panel at Vintners Brunch: a slam dunk winner! Every year one of the first Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival events to sell out is the Vintner’s Brunch, held on the final day. Lots of folks get a group together and buy a table, to sample tastes from some of the city’s [...]

Hired Belly’s Bucket List: 30+ Kiwi Wines You Won’t Want to Spit

By |April 21st, 2010|

30+ Kiwi wines you won't want to spit Wine tastings can be a gruelling affair—especially when there are several hundred wines in the room. Spitting is a necessity—though not always easy. In November we visited almost all of the wineries who've come to Vancouver and were impressed above all by the consistency and [...]

New Zealand Comes to Vancouver for Playhouse Wine Festival

By |April 20th, 2010|

Oyster Bay's new winery is just visible - photo by Tim Pawsey Why Kiwis are closer to home than you think ... With the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival upon us, the city’s wine focus will be firmly on New Zealand (along with co-theme region Argentina). Vancouverites might ponder a few salient facts and [...]

Do you Care How Sustainable Your Wine Is? Peter Yealands does.

By |April 12th, 2010|

Green is the New Red & White Owner Peter Yealands prides himself on creating wetlands at his Awatere winery, Tim Pawsey photo How sustainable is the wine in your glass? Do you care? You should. Do you value the notion of terroir, and being able to enjoy distinctive tastes and styles of wine [...]

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