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BC Lieutenant Governor Wine Awards Spotlights Newcomers

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The just concluded BC Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in BC Wines is surely one of the most unique competitions anywhere. I'm not aware of any other judging that starts out with over 500 wines from 132 wineries and manages to single out a mere dozen for recognition. (The similar, Ontario LG Awards, modeled on BC's, proves that imitation is indeed the sincerest form of [...]

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Wine by the Glass: 5 Reasons to Visit Provence

May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Provence Marinaside epitomizes the blossoming of Vancouver’s food and wine culture —especially in matters of wine. As anyone who travels knows, especially when it comes to wine by the glass, this city is well ahead of most. This popular restaurant on Vancouver's False Creek north shore draws on a combination of storage techniques. They include kegs, bottles and one special, [...]

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Mister Does it Right: Annals of Ice Cream

June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

A visit to Yaletown's newly minted Mister reminded me: I don't often get to frequent ice cream parlours and similar dens of blissful decadence. However, I do know good ice cream when I taste it. That's partly because a summer holiday highlight when growing up was to indulge in a [...]

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5+ Reasons to Hit the Kamloops Wine Trail

November 7th, 2015|1 Comment

Kamloops, BC: The Thompson Valley is BC's newest wine region British Columbia’s wineries continue to push the boundaries, opening up new areas previously not deemed capable [...]

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6 Reasons to Visit Sun Peaks Resort—Besides Super Skiing

February 4th, 2015|1 Comment

Sun Peaks - great skiing plus plenty more ... Sun Peaks—Canada's second largest ski resort—yields a wealth of fun and activities in a pristine [...]

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  • 2016 winners Lieutenant Governor Wine Awards

BC Lieutenant Governor Wine Awards Spotlights Newcomers

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The just concluded BC Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in BC Wines is surely one of the most unique competitions anywhere. I'm not aware of any [...]

  • Mister chocolate ice cream

Mister Does it Right: Annals of Ice Cream

June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

A visit to Yaletown's newly minted Mister reminded me: I don't often get to frequent ice cream parlours and similar dens of blissful decadence. However, I [...]