Introducing the 2020 Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival

Have you run the Half Corked Marathan in the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country in previous years.  Guess what?  COVID has cancelled the in-person event, but there is a VIRTUAL run now, plus lots of other related fun events that will happen by a travelling roadshow.  Read about it in this press release below.  Cheers!

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Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country transitions its signature sold out event due to the pandemic; now featuring a multi-destination roadshow, virtual marathon and online wine experiences.

OLIVER, B.C. (August 12, 2020): This month, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will launch a transformed version of its award-winning signature event. The six-week long Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival is a multi-faceted, mixed-reality wine festival, which will bring all the elements and magic of British Columbia’s famed wine run to participants in a safe and responsible way. 

“Our small team has worked exceptionally hard to innovate during this challenging time and bring all the elements of our well-loved event directly to our participants,” says Jennifer Busmann, executive director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. “Communities in B.C. and Alberta have been welcoming and supportive as we have worked with them collaboratively to ensure the safety of each of our Roadshow locations. Our pandemic-proof format will ensure the well-being of both our participants and winery teams, while delivering thoughtful, educational and engaging content to help share the story of our incredible region.”

Originally inspired by Bordeaux’s Medoc Marathon, the Half Corked Marathon has attracted thousands of participants to the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country region over the past twelve years, to run between the vines while sampling the region’s wines at eighteen stations along the route. 

Available exclusively for 2020 ticket holders, the Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival will include:

Half Corked Marathon Roadshow: Between August 23 and September 8, 2020, participants are invited to attend a Half Corked Marathon Roadshow in a dozen communities across British Columbia and Alberta, where they can enjoy wine tasting and local treats, enter contests for high value prizes and collect their Participant Race Pack, which includes two bottles of wine, tasting picnic pack from Oliver Eats Ltd., tote bag and more. All Roadshow events are in partnership with local communities, with approved permits in place, and will closely adhere to local health and safety regulations with strict health checks and required distancing at every venue.

The Roadshow schedule includes: Oliver (August 23rd); Kelowna (August 24th); Kamloops (August 25th); Abbotsford (August 27th); Burnaby (August 28th & 30th); Cloverdale (August 29th); Vancouver (September 1st); Victoria (September 2nd); Castlegar (September 5th); Cranbrook (September 6th); Calgary (September 7th); and Edmonton (September 8th). 

Half Corked Marathon Virtual Route: Participants will receive access to the virtual race route, which takes viewers on a journey between the vines, along the river and through the middle of some of our best known and loved wineries. The footage, which participants can enjoy at their leisure, captures the magic of running through the region’s vineyards with endless South Okanagan blue skies beyond, punctuated by encouraging messages from winemakers along the way. 

Costume & Skit Contest: For the past thirteen years, participant’s creative costumes have helped set the Half Corked Marathon apart from other running events and this year will be no exception. All participants are encouraged to enter photos of their costumes and comedy skit videos virtually, via email (to hcm2020@oliverosoyoos.com) or on social (tagging #HCM2020) for the chance of winning high value prizes. Submissions are open until August 14th and online voting will be open from August 19th to 22nd via the Half Corked Marathon Facebook page.

12 Days of Half Corked Marathon Virtual Wine Festival: Starting on September 12th and running for 12 days, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will roll out a series of educational sessions hosted by many of the region’s winemakers and winery principals, exclusively for participants. Segments will include wineries sharing their love of a specific varietal; behind the scenes winery tours; vertical tastings of well-loved and signature wines; spotlights on regenerative farming; food and wine pairing inspiration; and cooking demos hosted by many of the region’s wine industry icons. 

Giveaways: will run throughout the festival and will include multiple Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country “Cellars”, a bottle from each of the region’s 44 member wineries, valued at $1100 each; magnums of wine from Black Hills Estate Winery and C.C. Jentsch Cellars; a two-night stay at Silver Sage Winery; exclusive experiences at Culmina Family Estate WineryStoneboat Vineyards and Castoro de Oro Estate Winery; new wine releases from Hester Creek Estate Winery and Hidden Chapel Winery; and more. 

For more information and questions about the 2020 Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival, please visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/half-corked-marathon-virtual, or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/halfcorkedmarathon.

About Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Uncork the Sun in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and encounter colourful characters, award-winning wineries, and stunning scenery which all give this decorated region its unique glow. Situated at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in one of the warmest areas of Western Canada, the region’s 44 wineries have won more accolades than any other wine region in Canada. The sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are also the perfect place to enjoy fine dining with winery views, the opportunity to stay on a winery and wake up surrounded by vines, and to experience compelling annual events such as the Half Corked Marathon, Pig Out food and wine festival and Savour the Sun winemaker dinners.

For our full list of winery members, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/category/wineries

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Blue Mountain Pairs Up with les amis du FROMAGE for Innovative Virtual Cheese and Wine Tasting

Les Amis du Fromage has a fabulous selection of cheeses and Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, top sparkling wine.  Enjoy both together!  Here is a press release about how you can enjoy this through a guided online event.

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July 20, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is pleased to partner with Vancouver’s les amis du FROMAGE for a unique virtual cheese and wine tasting. The event will be live-streamed on the evening of Sunday, August 23 2020. Ticketholders will enjoy an hour-long guided tasting that will be both informative and indulgent, all in the comfort of their own homes. The interactive event will be hosted by les amis du FROMAGE founder Allison Spurrell and will feature 2 Blue Mountain wines, the Gold Label Brut and the 2017 Pinot Noir Reserve Cuvee.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online starting July 22nd at 9AM. Each $75 ticket is for 2 people. Ticketholders will pick up a package containing a selection of amazing edibles from les amis du FROMAGE to taste along with Allison. Ticketholders can pick up their package from either of les amis du FROMAGE’s locations during the 3 days prior to the event.

Your ticket purchase also entitles you to a 10% discount on the 2 featured Blue Mountain wines when you purchase them online from Marquis Wine Cellars. You will receive a discount code at the time of ticket purchase.
 
Alternately, you can order directly from the winery by Monday, August 17th. Blue Mountain offers FREE BC-wide shipping on orders of 6 or more bottles, so this is a great time to try out the winery’s new releases, including the Blue Mountain 2019 Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc.
 
Then join us for the live-streamed guided tasting on les amis du FROMAGE’s Facebook page.
 
Only 100 tickets will be sold for the event, so don’t wait to get yours!
 
Virtual Cheese & Wine Tasting
$75 for 2 people + Blue Mountain wines
Tickets available online starting July 22nd at 9AM
Streaming on Facebook Live on Sunday, August 23, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pm
 

About Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars: 

Located in BC’s South Okanagan, Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is distinctive among Canadian wineries in that all its wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown on the estate’s vineyards.  Ian Mavety purchased the land that is now Blue Mountain Vineyard in 1971.  Current owners Ian, Jane, Matt, and Christie Mavety continue to work to realize the potential of the region, utilizing sustainable farming methods and winemaking practices.  Blue Mountain produces complex, age-worthy varietal wines that are consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual growing season.
 
Blue Mountain social media:
 

About les amis du FROMAGE: 

les amis du FROMAGE is a family owned and operated specialty cheese store with two locations in Vancouver. With a carefully curated selection of local and imported cheeses, charcuterie and accompaniments, we also specialize in frozen soups and meals, all made in house using top quality ingredients.  Founded in 1985, les amis du FROMAGE is proud to still remain a family owned and operated Vancouver company after over 30 years in business.  Current owners Allison Spurrell and Joe Chaput continue the company’s reputation of offering the highest quality cheeses, cut to order, along with one-to-one customer service.
 
les amis du FROMAGE social media:

Provençal Roast Chicken Kit in time for Easter and Passover

Here is another option for you to help with your holiday meal from Provence Marinaside!

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(Vancouver, BC) – Provence Marinaside has added kit numero trois to its popular French Cooking Made Easy Kits. Each kit provides enough ingredients to make two portions. Just in time for Easter and Passover dinners, this third kit features Oven-Roasted Half Chicken Provençal with sautéed vegetables and smoked potato mash. Provence’s Roasted Half Chicken, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, has been one of its most popular since the restaurant opened their first location in 1997. The kit will be available for $40 starting today, Friday, April 10.
 
“Roast chicken is comfort food in our household, and I believe it is the same in many homes,” says Chef Jean Francis Quaglia. “We all need a little comfort food right now.”
 
In a short video, Chef Alessandra Quaglia demonstrates how easy it is to reproduce this dish at home in your own kitchen.
The Kit includes:

  • Whole Chicken (cut in two)
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Pre-blanched mixed vegetables
  • Smoked mashed potatoes
  • White wine
  • Demi-glace 
  • Olive Oil, Lemon & Seasonings
Photos by Emrys Horton, EPH Photography

Photo by Emrys Horton, EPH Photography

With each new kit, Wine Director Joshua Carlson suggests a featured BC wine pairing to complement the dish and this can also be ordered for an additional fee. “We believe in supporting our local wine producers to help them and help the BC economy,” says Carlson.  This week’s wine pairing is Meyer Family Vineyards  Tribute Series Joanie Rochette Old Main Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 which won Platinum in the 2019 Wine Align Canadian Wine Awards. It is priced at $35.
 
French Cooking Made Easy Kits were first introduced by Provence as a way of helping people cook at home during social isolation. The first two kits, Prawns Provençal and Lois Lake Steelhead have proved so popular that they will remain available on an ongoing basis.
 
These kits are being offered in addition to Provence’s special Takeout Menu of prepared dishes.
 
Kit orders must be placed at least two hours prior to pick up by calling the restaurant at 604-681-4144. As with Takeout Menu items; French Cooking Made Easy Kits will be available for takeout only between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Provence Marinaside will be open Good Friday through Easter Monday for takeout orders.

 Bon Appetit!


Provence Marinaside Introduces French Cooking Made Easy Kit

If you have ever eaten at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown and crave to enjoy their food again during the COVID-19 crisis, why not let them help you cook their dishes?  Here is their latest announcement. Bon Appetit!

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Provence Introduces French Cooking Made Easy Kit
 
(Vancouver, BC) – Since we are all at home self-isolating, why not take the time to hone your cooking skills? Starting this Thursday (March 26), you can cook some of Provence Marinaside’s iconic Provençal dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen.
 
Priced at $40, Provence’s French Cooking Made Easy Kit consists of the recipe for the selected dish of the week plus enough ingredients to make two servings. The kit also includes half a French baguette.  Each week Chef/Owner Jean-Francis Quaglia will post a demo video to Provence’s website of the selected dish and Wine Director Joshua Carlson will suggest a wine pairing to complement the dish which can be ordered to accompany the kit for an additional fee. Provence’s French Cooking Made Easy kits are being offered in addition to Provence’s special Takeout Menu of prepared dishes. Kit orders must be placed at least two hours prior to pick up by calling the restaurant at 604-681-4144. As with Takeout Menu items; French Cooking Made Easy Kits will be available for takeout only between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
 
This week’s dish is Prawns Provençal.  For an additional $35, you may wish to add a bottle of Upper Bench Chardonnay 2018 The Prawns Provençal kit will be available this Thursday through Sunday, March 29 with a new kit available on Monday, March 30. 
Bon Appetit!

Spring Dinners and Events at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

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2020 LONG TABLE DINNERS & EVENT RECEPTIONS

As we anxiously await for the end of winter dormancy in the vineyard, we are excited to release our new long table wine dinners and reception event series for the upcoming spring & summer season.  
Our long table dinner series is the epitome of any Okanagan wine and culinary experience. These coveted events book out quickly, so we are delighted to offer you the chance to reserve your next unforgettable experience today.
 
 
 
EARTH DAY DINNER
Wednesday, April 22
$159 +tax & grat
Join Winemaker, Corrie Krehbiel and Executive Chef, Patrick Gayler in celebrating Earth Day at Mission Hill. Throughout the spectacular four-course, wine-paired dinner, Corrie will discuss the importance and the challenges of our organic viticulture practices, while Chef Patrick will speak to his philosophy and commitment to sourcing only local, sustainable, and organic products.
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BC WINE LOVERS COOKBOOK LAUNCH
Saturday, April 25
$189 +tax & grat
Join the Winemakers of MARTIN’S LANE WINERY, CHECKMATE ARTISANAL WINERY, CEDARCREEK ESTATE WINERY & MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE, as they share the secrets to their favourite recipes. This five-course meal, featuring dishes paired with the wines they crafted, is an opportunity that can’t be missed. Acclaimed author, Jennifer Schell, will host the dinner, sharing the stories of this remarkable region and providing signed copies of her BC Wine Lovers Cookbook.
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SPRING WINEMAKERS DINNER
Saturday, May 2

$179 + tax & grat

Mission Hill Family Estate presents an evening to celebrate the arrival of spring flavours. Join us for a welcome reception with live music and canapes. Meet and mingle with our winemakers and viticulturists, learning more about spring in our vineyards and at the winery. Then, enjoy a decadent, five-course wine-paired dinner, seated in our elegant visitor’s centre.
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MOTHERS DAY
LONG TABLE LUNCH
Sunday, May 10

$109 + tax and grat

This Mother’s Day celebrate with a spectacular, long table lunch seated in our stunning outdoor Loggia. Your experience begins with a pre-lunch reception, featuring our Exhilaration Sparkling Rosé.  Chef Adam Vaughan and his culinary team will then prepare an unforgettable, three-course lunch, paired with wines hand-picked by our Sommelier. Treat the mom in your life to a lovely day in Okanagan wine country.
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SPRING FARM-TO-TABLE LUNCH
Sunday, May 24

$109 + tax and grat

Join us for an al fresco lunch featuring Jordan Marr, owner of Unearthed Farms, a certified organic farm based in Kelowna. Chef Patrick Gayler and his culinary team will prepare a spectacular three-course meal, highlighting these fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Each dish will be paired with our new Spring release – crisp, balanced, and exciting wines to celebrate the season’s harvest.
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FATHER’S DAY ‘BIG REDS’
LONG TABLE DINNER

Sunday, June 21
$159 + tax and grat

Celebrate Father’s Day with our biggest and boldest long table dinner yet. Our culinary team will prepare a four-course dinner featuring a main course of mouth-watering meats straight from the BBQ. Each course will be paired with one of our big reds, to complement the bold flavours in the dish. A Father’s Day treat
he won’t soon forget.
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CANADA DAY DINNER
Wednesday, July 1

$179 + tax and grat

Celebrate Canada Day with the 2019 Canadian Winery of the Year. The evening will feature a selection of our aromatic, summer wines, paired impeccably with a four-course meal that is a true reflection and celebration of Canadian food
and wine.
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HARVEST LONG TABLE DINNER
Saturday, August 29

$159 + tax and grat

We invite you to celebrate the start of the harvest with an evening of spectacular wine and culinary creations, inspired by the season. Enjoy a wine reception and a four-course, wine-paired meal showcasing the best of the season’s harvest.
A truly exciting time to dine at
Mission Hill Family Estate.
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BC Liquor Stores December Special Events

Wine, beer and spirits are always welcome for the holidays.  Here are the December specials from BC Liquor stores.  Wow, there are lots to enjoy!

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BC Liquor Stores e-news

Celebrate the holidays with BC Liquor Stores! Give a unique gift this season with tickets to one of our educational whisky seminars. Learn about brands such as The Dalmore and GlenAllachieLimited tickets available.

Check out our Japanese Whisky Collectables release tomorrow for some rare high-end single malts and collector limited edition whiskies.

Take advantage of our bottle engraving and custom label printing events to add a personalized touch to your gifts.

Can’t decide on what to pour for your holiday entertaining? Drop by our stores and try something new from our complimentary tastings below. You can also pick up a copy of the Holiday issue of TASTE Magazine.

BC LIQUOR STORES WEEKLY WEDNESDAY TASTINGS
Every Wednesday
3:00pm to 5:00pm | Multiple locations
Excite your palate with something fresh every week! Each week will feature an exciting theme with products hand-picked by our experts.
December 11 – Holiday Gift Guide (in TASTE Magazine)
December 18 – Sparkling Wine

JAPANESE WHISKY COLLECTABLES
Thursday, December 12
8:00 pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
A selection of premium Japanese Collector whiskies, exclusive to BC Liquor Stores, will be released on December 12th. The collection features high-end single malts, rare single casks and collector limited editions, from two well-known Japanese distilleries, Nikka and Chichibu. The entire collection will be released at our 39th & Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store. A small quantity will be available at our Richmond Brighouse Signature BC Liquor Store on December 13th at 7:00 p.m. Bottle restrictions apply. Details will be posted on the BCLS website soon.

NIKKA WHISKY TASTING
Friday, December 13
4:00-7:00 pm | RICHMOND BRIGHOUSE
Join us for a special tasting of Nikka whiskies including one very special age statement single malt, exclusive to BC Liquor Stores. Learn about the Japanese whisky collectables in this casual style complimentary tasting event.

THE SINGLE MALT EXPERIENCE
Friday, December 13 – Glenfiddich
Friday, December 20 – Balvenie
5:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Join Scotch Ambassador Joel Virginillo in an educational tasting experience featuring Single Malts such as the Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Ledaig, Bunnahbain, Deanston, Glenglassaugh, BenRiach, Lambay, and GlenDronach. Learn about each of these brands as we focus on one distillery per week. Receive a gift with your purchase. A wrapping service will also be available for guests who purchase a single malt over $100 from the portfolio – a perfect gift for the holidays!

SANTA TERESA 1796 HOLIDAY CUSTOM LABELING
Saturday, December 14
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Friday, December 20
3:00pm to 5:00pm | KELOWNA ORCHARD PARK
This holiday, celebrate the giving season with a personalized bottle of Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum. Sample the super premium blend of rums aged between 4-35 years using the ancient solera method while your taster prints and applies a personalized label for you in seconds. While you wait, feel free to enjoy a curated dark chocolate pairing selected exclusively for Santa Teresa 1796 rum.

HENNESSY BOTTLE ENGRAVING
Friday, December 13
3:00pm to 7:00pm | RICHMOND BRIGHOUSE
Saturday, December 14
1:00pm to 5:00pm | RICHMOND BRIGHOUSE
Give the perfect gift this holiday season with a custom engraved Hennessy XO. With the purchase of a 375ml or 750ml Hennessy XO, we’re offering customers the opportunity to personalize their bottle — a great gift that will be cherished for years to come.

THE PERFECT GIFT, PERSONALIZED
Saturday, December 14
12:00pm to 3:00pm | PARK ROYAL
Add a personal touch to your gifting this holliday season using our satin ribbon, overlaid with a personal message. Purchase the Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer Knights Valley, Stag’s Leap Petit Sirah, and the Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for the perfect gift, personalized.

ICONIC WINERIES OF BC
Sunday, December 15
2:00pm to 6:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Explore the iconic wineries of BC this holiday season. For one afternoon only, winery representatives from Mission Hill, Cedarcreek, Checkmate, Martin’s Lane, and Road 13 will be in Vancouver to showcase the science, craftsmanship and terroir that make Okanagan so extraordinary.

GLENALLACHIE TASTING WITH JAMES BORNN
Wednesday, December 18
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Come and join James Bornn, Fine Wine and Spirit Ambassador, for an exclusive chance to taste the GlenAllachie Wood Finishes whiskies. Tickets are $15

CELEBRATE WITH THE GIFT OF THE DALMORE
Thursday, December 19
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
From Dalmore 12 to our newest addition within the Dalmore family, The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve, guests will have the opportunity to taste and compare the different scotches and really get a sense of the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle of Dalmore. Louis-Jérôme Doise, Single Malt Specialist will host the tasting. Tickets are $35

A GRAND GIFT WITH GRAND MARNIER
Friday, December 20
Friday, December 27
4:00pm to 8:00pm | PARK ROYAL
Saturday, December 21
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Saturday, December 28
Sunday, December 29
4:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Experience the taste of Grand Marnier, an alchemy of fine aged cognacs and exotic wild oranges, while having the opportunity to engrave your purchased bottle with a personalized message, perfect for this holiday season.

BAILEYS TREAT BAR
Saturday, December 21
Sunday, December 22
12:00pm to 5:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Drop by the Baileys Treat Bar – a space where you can create your own Baileys delights. Come in for an always-photogenic, ever-so slightly over-the-top adult indulgence.

DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2019 Festival Event Tickets AVAILABLE NOW

Dine Out Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada (November 20, 2018): Get your stretchy pants ready! Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s event tickets are now available for purchase. Complementing the prix fixe menus at over 300 participating restaurants which launch January 7, 2019, culinary enthusiasts can choose from a range of unique culinary events happening between January 18 and February 3, 2019.

Brand-new for Season 17 is the Bauhaus Stammtisch, presented by Bauhaus Restaurant from January 20 – 24. Inspired by Chef Tim Schulte’s childhood memories of family dinners in Germany, guests will enjoy a delicious 4-course menu at a family style long table, with the option to add a BC and German wine pairing.

Also new is the Painted Rock Estate Winemakers Dinner, presented by Tuc Craft Kitchen and Painted Rock Estate. For one night only, John Skinner of Painted Rock Estate Winery will host a 4-course Pacific Northwest dinner, paired with some of BC’s best wines from his award-winning winery.

Learn more about Vancouver’s historic Downtown Eastside and rich culture at the Save on Meats Experience. Indulge in a special 3-course menu based on diner classics while learning more about the positive impact the diner has within the city.  

Take your pick of two new events, presented by YEW Seafood + Bar. At Vive La Vodka, enjoy a vodka tasting, oyster shucking session, martini and oyster pairing, small plates, and a preview of YEW’s soon-to-launch cocktail program. At Sweet + Simple, treat your sweet tooth while learning to make three delicious desserts: a chocolate souffle, macaron, and the Chef’s favourite seasonal dessert.

Returning favourites include Taste of the Market at Lonsdale Quay, a tasting tour through North Vancouver’s public market including craft beer, fresh seafood, artisan cheese and more; the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Pop-up, serving delicious sustainably-sourced seafood dishes from Chef Ned Bell and team; Fanny Bay Oyster Bar’s Get Shucked Up, where guests will learn to shuck oysters from the experts; Maime Taylor’s Low Country Pig Roast, featuring a Southern-inspired, three-course long-table dinner, complete with a whole roasted sucking pig; and back by popular demand, don’t miss the opportunity to grab tickets for the Secret Supper Soiree. Be sure to check the Culinary Events calendar for even more exciting events, including a range of unique culinary tours, and the return of Street Food City from January 21 – 27 in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street.

It wouldn’t be Dine Out Vancouver Festival without the ever-popular Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan. 2019 will welcome renowned chefs from international culinary hubs to produce a series of five collaborative dinners. Guests can expect carefully crafted tastes by featured chefs from Sydney, London, Montreal, San Diego, and Dusseldorf. Also returning is the Grand Tasting, which will kick-off the festival the Thursday night before on January 17 at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. This opening event will feature multiple restaurants, craft breweries and distilleries, and BC VQA wineries. Proceeds will benefit the BC Hospitality FoundationDine Out Vancouver’s official charitable partner.

Tickets for all events are available now starting at $31.55, so please your palate and purchase your tickets at dineoutvancouver.com/events.

Travelling to Dine Out Vancouver Festival from near or far? Take advantage of Air Canada’s 15 percent off discount code on Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge flights for all Canadian and select U.S. cities to Vancouver (use promo code DINEOUT2019). Participating hotels are offering special hotel rates starting at $89 CAD per night, plus a selection of “Dine and Stay” packages.

Key Dine Out Vancouver Festival Dates:

November 20, 2018 – Event tickets on sale at dineoutvancouver.com
January 7, 2019 – Aeroplan exclusive: The list of Dine Out restaurants and menus is made available to Aeroplan members, giving them a three-day jump start on securing a table through advance reservations. To get this perk, sign up for Aeroplan now.
January 10, 2019 – Reservations open and menus available at dineoutvancouver.com
January 17, 2019 – Opening night of the festival at the Grand Tasting at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, open to the public. Early-bird tickets are $89.00.
January 18, 2019 – Dine Out Vancouver Festival begins – dig in!
January 21 – 27, 2019 – Check out Vancouver’s favourite food trucks at Street Food City.

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About Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Produced by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over the city with 17 days of culinary events, prix fixe menus at 300-plus restaurants (at $15, $35, $25 or $45 price points), as well as “Dine and Stay” packages and special hotel rates. The festival promotes local and regional ingredients, BC VQA wines, and the city’s exceptional culinary talent. Dine Out‘s premier partner is Aeroplan; festival partner is the Wines of British Columbia; and preferred partners include Air Canada, OpenTable, Star Metro Vancouver, The Westin Bayshore, The Georgia StraightVancouver magazine, and Where magazine. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2019 runs from January 18 to February 3.
dineoutvancouver.com @DineOutVanFest #dovf

December 2018 Special Events and Tastings @ 39th and Cambie BC Liquor Store

Here is your official insider invitation to some of the upcoming in-store tastings and special events happening at our store as we kick off the holiday season!

RUFFINO ITALIAN WINE TASTING  
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 <this is close to December>
2:00-6:00 P.M.

Join us for a tasting event showcasing Ruffino Italian Wines to be paired with canapé style hor d’oeuvres.

Culmina Cabernet Sauvignon

Culmina Cabernet Sauvignon

CULMINA: PROPRIETOR IN-STORE TASTING
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 07
3:00-7:00 P.M.

Don and Elaine Triggs, former owners of Jackson-Triggs and owners of Culmina Family Estate Winery, will host an in-store tasting, personally greeting and pouring products from the estate for guests.

BELVEDERE BESPOKE 1.75 IN-STORE ENGRAVING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 08
6:00-8:00 P.M.

Have your 1.75 litre bottle of Belvedere specially engraved just in time for the holiday season-a perfect personalized gift that will be cherished for years to come.

Wine Pairing Dinner with JoieFarm Winery April 16th at Edible Canada

Join Edible Caanada on April 16th, 2018 as we’ll be hosting a five-course dinner to celebrate the coming of Spring. This evening boasts a perfectly curated menu from our Culinary Director Tobias Grignon paired with award-winning wines by Heidi Noble, the owner and Executive Winemaker at JoieFarm Winery.

Crabs and braised Radish, Lamb Carpaccio, Duck Liver, and Steelhead with Stinging Nettles are some of the items you will be able to try accompanied by a selection of 4 of Joie’s wines and an Apricot dessert wine from Elephant Island, a fruit winery on the Naramata Bench.

Joie’s wines (particularly their fragrant whites) are renowned for drinking during the Springtime. Their farm works exclusively with grape varieties of Alsace, Burgundy, and Champagne and has joined the league of Canada’s top wineries over the past years, winning the Georgia Straight’s Best Winery for White Wines Award in 2016, and the Silver Medal in 2017 for Cascadia Wine Awards.

This is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the best that BC has to offer!

$97 – All inclusive
The food menu, wines, gratuities, and taxes are included in this price.

BUY TICKET HERE

Farm Friends: Celebrating BC Wine + Alberta Food @ Edible Canada Feb 22

Farm Friends BC Wine and AB Food event

Farm Friends BC Wine and AB Food event

Join BC wineries at Edible Canada for a stand-up grazing event pairing BC wine and Alberta food. In light of the recent boycott on the importation of BC wine to Alberta, we encourage the food and wine community to come together in a show of support for BC wineries and Alberta food.

Participating wineries include 50th Parallel Estate WineryCulmina Family Estate WineryHaywireLiquidityPainted Rock Estate WineryPoplar Grove Winery and Summerhill Pyramid Winery as well as Mireille Sauvé with the Dames Wine project. Winery principals will be on hand to showcase their wines and talk to guests and celebrate the gains that the industry has made over the past two decades.

Wines will be showcased along with Alberta foods such as beef and bison made by Edible Canada and guest chefs.

All proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

DATE AND TIME

Thu, 22 February 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

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LOCATION

Edible Canada

1596 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

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You can buy your tickets at this link.