Wine & Dining with Hired Belly
The Hired Belly (aka Tim Pawsey) has been covering the wine & dining scene for about 20 kilos. Count 15 kg alone thanks to the blossoming wine and dining culture of British Columbia, Canada.
Tim’s hallmark is seeking out value wines from BC and around the world. He tracks down quality at every level. He also scopes out noteworthy dining. He revels in restaurants that live up to their promises or that over deliver. Followers depend on him for his regular “Breakfast Wine” picks (first taste of the day) plus “Belly’s Best” wine & dining picks. They also rely on his wine columns to find the right wine for the occasion. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @hiredbelly and Facebook.com/thehiredbelly
Wine & Dining Experience
Tim writes, tweets and shoots his own images for hiredbelly.com, as well as for various news outlets. He contributes to WHERE Vancouver magazine, as well as to several other publications. They includeBC Liquor Stores Taste magazine, Quench Magazine, Sip Northwest and Montecristo. He also judges for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. He wrote extensively for the Vancouver Courier over 25 years, as well as for the North Shore News, to which he still occasionally contributes. Tim is also happy to consult on restaurant wine list preparation and content.
Tim is a frequent judge for wine competitions. He is a founding judge of The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine. He is regularly invited to judge at the BC Wine Awards, All Canadian Wine Chamionships and others.
Tim has traveled to explore wine & dining in most of the world’s leading wine regions. Most recently he has visited Lisboa and Valpolicella, as well regions in France, Spain, Argentina and Chile.
Honours, Awards and Community
In 2012, Tim was honoured to be inducted as a “Friend of the Industry” into the BC Restaurant & Food Services Association Hall of Fame. He is a founding member and a director of the British Columbia Hospitality Industry Foundation. The foundation offers financial assistance, “hope, inspiration and opportunity” to those who depend on BC’s hospitality industry.