Parksville Uncorked / Untapped: a Celebration of Island Suds and Sips

By | 2018-02-21T15:17:09+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Craft Distilleries, Dining, Travel, Wine|

UPDATED February 21, 2018  Coming up fast is this year's not to be missed Parksville Uncorked—the 10th Annual—March 8th-11th. The 2018 edition features Untapped at the Beach Club Resort and Swirl at Tigh-Na-Mara, as well as a couple of superb winemakers dinners: Dirty Laundry Vineyard at Tigh-Na-Mara and Orofino Winery at the Beach Club Resort. The festival  wraps [...]

‘Foragin’ craft gin flights of fancy

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:10+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Spirits|

A close look at gin ... Leave it to forage to come up with a unique gin tasting option... The ever inventive and regionally driven Vancouver restaurant has unveiled a flight of three one-ounce drops to celebrate BC's burgeoning craft distillery culture. Each gin is paired with a taste from Chef Chris Whitaker's adventuresome kitchen. [...]

16 Oceans Cocktails to Float your Sustainable Boat

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:12+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Cocktails|

Yew's Oceans cocktails, such as this 'Glacial Snout" , are some of the most innovative we've seen I’ll confess: I haven't always been a huge fan of cocktail and food pairings. However, there was a time a short while back when it was all the rage. And for some it still is. Not [...]

Long Table: Craft Distilling (Finally) Comes to Vancouver

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:28+00:00 February 23rd, 2013|Spirits, Top Drops|

First sips of Vancouver's Long Table gin and vodka, Tim Pawsey photo Today marks a truly auspicious occasion in the sometimes mirky history of Vancouver's liquor trade. Long Table Distillery officially opens its doors—marking the launch of the city’s first distillery in several decades. The path to pulling the wraps off the converted [...]

Victoria Spirits Finds the Sweet Spot with Bitters

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:44+00:00 August 2nd, 2010|Spirits|

We’re Sweet on Victoria Spirits Twisted & Bitter Queen Victoria? A definite resemblance! One of our best discoveries at this year’s Taste Victoria was Twisted & Bitter (Orange), the latest from Victoria Sprits. It’s a new ‘twist’ on the old theme that bitters can be not only stomach settling but seriously bump things [...]

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