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Top Value Seminar: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

This seminar as part of Whistler Cornucopia focuses on wines from around the world that share a common quality:  they over-deliver for their price point. Top Value Wines seminar was led by Rachelle Goudreau, Tyler Dawson & Jason Yamasaki on [...]

December 7, 2017 Event, Whistler, winery

Wayne Gretzky Estates: A look into winemaking and whiskey distilling

The third part of our trip to the Wayne Gretzky Estates was a tour of their winery and distillery. Complete with vineyard frolicking, mad scientists, moonshine wafting and Hogwarts potions class minus the robes. The most exciting part of the [...]

December 3, 2017 Distillery, Event, Niagara on the Lake, winery

French Classics Seminar Recap: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia

One of the dangers of being really, really good at something is that people start taking you for granted because you make it look easy. This seminar at Cornucopia is a reminder of why certain French wines are considered benchmarks [...]

December 1, 2017 Event, Whistler, winery

Crush Grand Tasting: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

The Crush Grand Tasting is one of their signature events for Cornucopia Whistler on the first weekend. Crush creates a vibrant atmosphere for attendees to sip, savour and sample their way through the night and get to know new wines, creating [...]

November 27, 2017 Event, Whistler, winery

“Coma Pa’ani” (Come Play with Us) in Kāʻanapali with Vancouver Magazine at PICA Recap

Last week, my friend Ross and I attended the “Come Pa’ani!” event held by Vancouver Magazine at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The event showcased Hawaiian dishes created by two of Kāʻanapali’s top chefs and highlighted traveling to the beautiful island [...]

November 21, 2017 Event, Hawaii

Wayne Gretzky Estates: Wine & Whisky Showdown Dinner

Once a month, Wayne Gretzky Estates throws a dinner party where they pair 3-course meals with both a wine and a whisky cocktail pairing. After each course, every diner places a secret vote (via sacred voting popsicle sticks) for either [...]

November 19, 2017 Distillery, Event, Niagara on the Lake, winery

Savour: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

Savour is held at the Emerald Ballroom, lobby level of The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler. This is their third time hosting this event and it’s quite popular. In this room, there is a selection of locally-inspired lounge favorites including [...]

November 18, 2017 Event, Whistler

Sidecut: Mezcal y Maize – A Taco Après Party Recap

In partnership with Four Seasons Hotel Mexico’s award-winning Fifty Mils and their star mixologis Mica Rousseau, SIDECUT presents Mezcal y Maize – The Apres Party during Cornucopia in Whistler. Rousseau’s talent and creativity knows no bounds as demonstrated by his [...]

November 17, 2017 Event, Whistler

Reinventing South African Winemaking: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

The winemaking culture of South Africa is in the middle of a perfect storm and as been making wine for 350+ years since 1659. The country has a venerable tradition of old vines and established wineries, but a wave of [...]

November 15, 2017 Event, Whistler

Wine and Junk Food Seminar: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

Even the most sophisticated palates splurge on junk food from time to time. I know I do. Food and wine pairing shouldn’t be reserved for fancy dinner parties, everyday can be a chance to experience new flavour combinations. Are you [...]

November 14, 2017 Event, Whistler

Cellar Door Grand Tasting: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

We attended the first weekend of Whistler Cornucopia and our first event was attending the Cellar Door Grand Tasting. This was a signature event featuring fine wines each priced at over $35 from various wineries around the world. The event took place [...]

November 13, 2017 Event, Whistler

Canadian Club 40: Extraordinary Whisky Tasting

Since I was going to attend a whisky tasting event, I decided to bring along my friend Alvin who I knew would appreciate a good spirit. We both enjoyed an evening at L’Abattoir, where Canadian Club shared its newest addition, [...]

November 12, 2017 British Columbia, Event

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Michael J. Fox Theatre: Review

  is a classic musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It’s been brought back to Michael J Fox Theatre from November 3 – 18 by Align Entertainment Inc.. The story, set in ancient Egypt, is based on the rags to riches [...]

November 6, 2017 Event, South Burnaby

Wayne Gretzky Estates: Canadian Whisky Cocktail Workshop

On a beautiful autumn evening with a warming whisky in hand, we watched the passionate mixologist Zac Kvas of Wayne Gretzky Estates craft cocktails to a soothing symphony of crackling fire pits. The Great One’s winery and distillery is located in [...]

November 5, 2017 Distillery, Event, Niagara on the Lake, winery

Crate & Barrel x Western Living: Cocktail Parties for Your Home

Earlier last month, I attended the Crate & Barrel x Western Living Cocktail event with my sister. We enjoyed walking through the store while having the opportunity to enjoy some cocktails and canapés. The cocktails were provided by bartenders from [...]

November 4, 2017 Event

Eat! Vancouver 2017 events start November 6

The 15th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is back for another year and we’re counting down with just two weeks to go. Events will run throughout the city between November 6 and 11. Attracting top culinary talent from [...]

October 22, 2017 British Columbia, Event

Made With Love: Mixology Competition in Vancouver

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining Diana for the Made With Love Regional Finals in Vancouver. We were tasked with tasting 16 different cocktails which were lovingly mixed by apprentices and barchefs. It was definitely an [...]

October 22, 2017 British Columbia, Event

Hapa Izakaya: Taste of Yaletown 2017

Taste of Yaletown is back for it’s 13th year, a popular community-based event that invites the public to try a variety of dishes from 26 restaurants in the Yaletown area from now till October 27th. Chefs create a 3 course menu [...]

October 16, 2017 Event, Japanese, Sushi, Three Beakers, Yaletown