WHILE recently perusing the list of winners in one food magazine's "best of" awards, I was struck by an anomaly in the "Neighbourhood Gem" category.
What do CBC Radio 3 personality Grant Lawrence, Vancouver punk rocker Joey Keithley and Old Yale Brewing Company have in common?
WHAT first began in 2006 as a valiant, but low-key attempt to introduce Vancouver diners to our own spot prawn fishery has turned into the city's most delicious celebration of spring.
DISTRICT of West Vancouver council approved Capilano Rugby Football Club's application for a primary liquor licence Monday.
I'VE followed the fortunes of B.C.'s smaller wineries with interest for some time now, so when an invite to drop by and check out some new releases from a handful described as "wine farmers" popped into my inbox I was all over it.
The first Toonie Race of the year was a muddy success.
LAST week, the B.C. Wine Institute staged its 2012 Vintage Preview.
May 4 is the date of this year's A Taste of B.C.'s Finest fundraiser for Semiahmoo House Society.
SLOWLY but surely, B.C.'s sometimes prohibition-era liquor laws are changing, though not quickly enough for most of us.
I recently caught up with Winemaker Rob Summers of Hester Creek Winery to ask him what's new.
PERHAPS it should come as no surprise, but some of our best tastes from last week's wine festival amounted to some pretty spectacular food and wine pairings.
THE other week we were lucky enough to spend an hour with Daryl Groom.
It is not too often you can trace the lineage of an Okanagan winery to the late 1800s. However, Sperling Vineyards can trace its history back to that time, when Giovanni Casorzo emigrated from Italy and was convinced by the founder of B.C. wines, Father Pandosy, to try his hand at agriculture in the Okanagan Valley.
UPCOMING changes to B.C. liquor laws could mean good things brewing for at least one North Vancouver beer maker.
I'M not sure what it is, but the last couple of times I've been lucky enough to break bread with winemaker Johannes Selbach, it's been in a Chinese Restaurant, which makes absolute sense.
Consider joining members of Surrey Beer Club during its next special event, on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Big Ridge Brewing Co.
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I predict many exciting developments for the wine industry in 2013. Everything from the way we find wine recommendations to the types of wines we enjoy will undergo profound change.
The Downtown Langley Business Association picked the three winners in its annual Win This Window holiday shopping contest.