Château Margaux Showcase

When we think of great wines, many of us think of offerings from France; and if you attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival this year, I am certain you sampled some excellent wines. Now when we think of full-bodied red wines, we can’t help but think of the region of Bordeaux, the largest wine-growing region…

Back to School

Monday. 4:59pm. One more minute until I get up from my desk and cure the Monday Blues. Destination: Metropolitan Bartending School. Yes, that’s right. School on a Monday night is just what the doctor ordered for this day old ailment. Let me tell you the story why. Expecting to see school chairs, desks and a…

Feeling Spicy

The Chef’s Table Society of BC held their inaugural Curry Cup last night at the Heritage Hall, where eight of Vancouver’s top chefs competed to see who could create the best curry dish. The judging criteria included taste, presentation, sustainability, story and originality with a heavy weighting on taste. The distinguished judging panel comprised of…

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Awesome Mobile VOIP

Some of us travel a lot; I spend almost two months a year from our beautiful city of Vancouver. Keeping connected with my family, friends and clients has always been a challenge. How have I been able to come to terms with this? Simple. I have a collection of SIM cards. For instance I have…

VanWineFest – Trade Tasting

The Wine Spectator Magazine has amassed a catalogue of over 200,000 wine ratings while continuously adding over a thousand new wine ratings each month. Imagine the difficult decisions that an establishment has to make on deciding which wines to offer to their patrons. The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s first mandate is “to provide an informative,…

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