BYO = Brew Your Own: Moonshine Beer in Bag Home Brewing Unveiled in U.K.

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:22+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Beer|

Hops in a bag at home? No worries! Never at a loss to navigate their way around high liquor taxes, the Brits are at it again. This time with the seemingly ingenious and cleverly named Moonshine home brewing bag. Just add water and wait! I wonder if and when (or if ever) this [...]

Tapping In: Wine on Tap Continues to Pour It On

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:26+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Belly's Best Bites, Wine|

Image courtesy Tidings.ca There’s plenty going on at Vancouver Urban Winery these days—including wine on tap at Gastown’s soon to be open TUC Craft Kitchen. They’ve even re-purposed a couple of vintage fire extinguishers as part of the deal! Tap & Barrel kegs Yesterday we were tasting Blasted Church Hatfield’s Fuse [...]

Vinexpo Tracks the World of Wine: China Rising; Bullish on Canada (Added: All the Stats Fit to Print…)

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:29+00:00 January 27th, 2013|Wine|

  Robert Beynat, Vinexpo co-founder and CEO, image supplied Looking or someone with their finger on the pulse of the world wine market? Chances are Robert Beynat is your man. Beynat is one of the co-founders of Vinexpo. Held every other year in Bordeaux since 1981, it's now widely regarded as the world's leading [...]

SYL at TWB – OK? Provence Marinaside Unwraps a Smart New Wine Bar

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:30+00:00 January 17th, 2013|Belly's Best Bites, Hired Belly's Best Wines, Restaurant Reviews, Top Drops|

Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia: smartly tapped into changing tastes with their sleek new TWB, Tim Pawsey photo We’ve always felt Provence Marinaside is one of Vancouver’s more under-appreciated rooms—but that might just be about to change with the arrival of TWB, which stands for (drum roll) The Wine Bar—at Provence. (We’re a tad [...]

Beaujolais Nouveau: Not Quite So ‘New’ Any More

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 18th, 2012|Wine|

  Happier times ... But unquestionably a corrupting influence ... I’ll admit it. I’m only a lukewarm fan of Beaujolais Nouveau, which is maybe why I barely noticed this past week’s celebration. Don't get me wrong— It’s nothing personal! I just don’t think it’s that big a deal any more. Sure, Nouveau is [...]

Feast of Fields: Today More Relevant Than Ever to Local Food Production

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:33+00:00 August 23rd, 2012|Beer, Belly's Best Bites|

  FarmFolk CityFolk is one of BC's longest established proponents of locally grown food Food and wine celebrations come and go but one of the longest running—unquestionably because its very telling relevance continues to resonate—is Feast of Fields, the notable outdoor graze that now unfolds in three incarnations: Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and [...]

Goodbye Goldfish: Hello Minami

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:36+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Belly's Best Bites|

We get more than our fair share of press releases in this age of hyper-communication but here’s one with a difference. We like it both for its clarity but also for its tone. And, as we've come to expect from someone who’s given so much to Vancouver as Bud Kanke, its class. In fact, kudos [...]

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Returns to Vancouver in time for Valentine’s

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:37+00:00 January 27th, 2012|Cocktails|

It’s just a couple of weeks until Tales of the Cocktail on Tour rolls into Vancouver, Feb 12-14, to no doubt repeat its highly successful inaugural show from last March. Not familiar with this pretty awesome salute to the wood? Read all about last year's here. This year’s program is greatly expanded. From the 2012 release: [...]

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