A Holiday Gift for Yourself! Black Hills Nota Bene 2013

The 2013 Nota bene is a blend of 45% cab Sauvignon, 40% merlot and 11% cab franc. Here are the Black Hills tasting notes: "The 2013 Nota Bene has proven to be yet another outstanding vintage. Its tantalizing signature of sweet, ripe cherry complimented by its dusty earth undertones is salivating. Rich, smooth tannins coat … Continue reading A Holiday Gift for Yourself! Black Hills Nota Bene 2013

Winecouverites Wine Tasting Event at Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing

We called it the "Wine Before Whine Pre-Holiday Party" because we figured the end of November is the perfect time to host a party before everyone is partied out from holiday festivities. We wanted to supply our friends with lots of wine, in a beautiful waterfront venue, and while they were still in the mood … Continue reading Winecouverites Wine Tasting Event at Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing

Not Just a Date Place: UVA is a Wine Aficionado’s Version of Your Friendly, Local, Neighbourhood Pub.

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar - 900 Seymour St. Vancouver I have always thought of UVA as a date place because of its intimate seating (most of the tables seat two comfortably, or a maximum of four), romantic ambiance (dark and candle-lit), and date-friendly bite-sized tapas (because a date place would never serve you a … Continue reading Not Just a Date Place: UVA is a Wine Aficionado’s Version of Your Friendly, Local, Neighbourhood Pub.

The Chocolate Bar Gets Replaced with an Oyster Bar, a Chic Interior, and an Amazing New Team

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar - 845 Burrard St. Vancouver The last time we stepped foot into this space, it was Fleuri Restaurant - famous for its chocolate buffet, but otherwise not very spectacular (it always reminded me of being in a wedding reception hall, with its carpeted floors and large dessert buffet tables). In … Continue reading The Chocolate Bar Gets Replaced with an Oyster Bar, a Chic Interior, and an Amazing New Team

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014 – France

The Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF)'s theme country this year was France and the global focus was bubbly (fantastique!).  If you have never attended the VIWF, here is a snapshot of the festival: This is Canada's largest wine festival, and one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world.  This year attracted 25,000 … Continue reading Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014 – France