Playhouse Wine Fest: The Vinestars

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival will welcome some of the most progressive winemakers and winery leaders in the world from February 27th to March 4th. Whether pouring tablesi...

BC Italian Wine Awards 2011

The winners of the first edition of the BC Italian Wine Awards are being promoted throughout special in-store promotional displays in Liberty Wines stores from December 5th to December 19th. The...

Touring Driftwood Brewery

While visiting Victoria recently I met up with Gary Lindsay who is the Purveyor of Precious Liquids for Driftwood Brewery who then gave me a tour of their brewery. Founded in the spring of 2...

A Taste of Napa

When people hear Napa Valley, they think big Cabernets.  Which is true, you can get some huge Cabernet Sauvignons there, but they also produce other wines, such as Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot N...

Interview with Shawn Soole

Shawn Soole | Victoria What drew you to Bartending? I was a handyman at a hotel when I was 17, they asked me to come in to help out while  I was living in Brisbane, Australia. From there ...

Janice Mansfield talks Bitters

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Janice Mansfield"][/caption] Janice Mansfield is the woman behind House Made Bitters in Victoria, BC  hand crafted in small...

Interview with Solomon Siegel

 Solomon Siegel | Victoria I met up with Solomon Siegel who is the Food & Beverage Director at Hotel Rialto in Victoria. We chatted about bartending, cocktail culture and he mixed up som...

RIPE Harvest Celebration October 16

On October 16th, 2011, the Vancouver Farmers Markets will present their 3rd annual dinner fundraiser event: RIPE: A Harvest Celebration, at the Creekside Community Centre from 4pm – 8pm. RIPE i...


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