A few weekends ago, we yachted over to Sea Star vineyards on Pender Island to wine and dine al fresco at this beautiful, rustic, coastal, island winery. (Okay, it wasn't TECHNICALLY a yacht...) We've tasted Sea Star wines before in various Vancouver restaurants (their rosé made our list of favourite rosé-by-the-glass at The Winebar/Provence), but … Continue reading Sea Star Winery on Pender Island: Award Winning Wines on the BC Coast = Heaven!
The Wine Bar (and attached full restaurant Provence Marinaside) in Yaletown has the best and biggest rose wine by the glass list in Vancouver, with 23 selections. Sommelier Joshua Carlson expanded the rose wine list a few months ago, adding some of his favourites from across the world, as well as a few from our … Continue reading Best and Biggest Rose-By-The-Glass List in Vancouver: The Wine Bar in Yaletown
Might be cheaper to just get real therapy, but that depends on how many glasses of wine you order. Either way, we found the perfect shopping break location, at Bistro Verde. On the sixth floor of Nordstrom, it has sweeping views overlooking Robson Street, and a dark, brooding interior that makes you forget that you're … Continue reading Wine Therapy To Get Through Retail Therapy, at Bistro Verde in Nordstrom
I'm in Toronto right now and it is freezing! This Vancouver girl cannot handle -11C. I just bought some Sorels, but it never occurred to me that I'd be mentally unprepared to leave the house. You can have all the snow boots and goose down coats you want, but looking out the window and getting … Continue reading Toasted Head Chardonnay Keeping Me Toasty During Snowpacalypse
Rosé isn't synonymous with the winter holidays, but it should be! If it's the season for spending too much and drinking too much, then this wine has you covered - at the $15 range, you won't be breaking the bank, and its pretty colour looks beautiful against festive backdrops. This dry rosé pairs well with … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season: L’Orangeraie Rosé
Wine in: Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 I discovered a great California Cabernet Sauvignon which retails for just under $20 at government liquor stores (I picked it up at the LCBO but it's available at BC liquor stores too). It's called "Josh", which is convenient for those times when you just want to sit at … Continue reading Date Night With Josh
We had the privilege of being invited to a Winemakers dinner with legendary California Organic Winemaker Bob Blue, at Chewies Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour last night. Thanks to Gael Mackie of Escalade Wines for the invite! It was a great night of tasting wines from Bob's Bonterra and 1000 Stories brands, while chatting with … Continue reading Talking Bourbon Barrels and Organic Wine with Bob Blue of Bonterra and 1000 Stories Wines