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Black Hills Estate Winery Delivers

   The mountains in this part of British Columbia seem carved from the rocky valley floor, as if Heaven had scourged the land with chisels and wire-brush; the jagged edges slowly crumbling into the dusty sand [...]

Valentine’s Day Menu: Spoil the One You Love

There is nothing as powerful as sharing yourself; your time, your energy and your passion with the one you love. To me very little can encapsulate this idea as readily as cooking a meal and, yet, [...]

Haywire “Lunar New Year” Wines

The challenge with many people in the wine business is that they start treating wine as art and forgetting that it is a business. In and of itself there’s nothing wrong with viewing wine as art but [...]

COLOR BC Wine Tasting @ Canada Place, 9/14

It's always a good afternoon when I get to meet with friends, and how much better could it be than meeting those self-same friends in the hallowed halls of Vancouver's Canada Place with a banquet hall [...]

Simply Sensational Summerhill Sparkling Blanc de Noirs

Champagne: beverage of the ultra-elite, the glittering nectar that deities of real estate and rap music use to wash away their troubles. Most highly regarded region for the production of said effervescent treat. For now. [...]

Right Banks of the World: Compared to St Émilion

Right-Banks of the World: comparing Saint-Émilion vs other regions making similar styled blends. A bold idea I was told by colleagues, especially as we would be tasting the wines blind, but an educated palate would be able to [...]

Vista D’Oro “D’Oro” with Roast Pineapple

Everyone deserves a little something sweet… As a chef with a conscience, I endeavor to cook as seasonally as possible: a lot of rutabaga and parsnip in the winter – a lot of strawberries and fresh tomatoes [...]

BC Riesling & Springtime Pasta Primavera

Sunshine. Two days. In a row… my family is so stunned that they didn’t know what to do! Brilliant right? I mean, what could possibly be wrong with a sudden spell of great weather? Well aside [...]

Desert Hills, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA

I’m a sucker for a “feel-good” kind of story. Like three brothers who move in the mid ’80s to British Columbia from India and start working the new family farm… [...]

Perseus Wines, British Columbia VQA

A winemaker friend of mine told me recently: "Sending my wine to competition is roughly equivalent to the stress I might have faced, had I sent my children to beauty pageants."... Rob Ingram, owner Perseus Wines... [...]