• Dine

    Nom, Nom, Nom @ Eat! Harvest

    Confession, I’m a huge Food Network fan. When I heard there were several well-known chefs scheduled to be in attendance at this years’ Eat! Harvest, I knew it would be an opportunity to taste some epic food. Some of the Food…

  • Wine

    Where Is All The Walla Walla Wine?

    Walla Walla, Washington is about 620 kilometres away from Vancouver, a mere 7-hour drive. It’s a hop, skip and a jump away from a long weekend jaunt. Yet, I had never visited until only last month. And before visiting, I…

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    Wine

    Rules Schmules with Alpha Box & Dice

    Rules are being thrown out the window today: Rules Schmules with Alpha Box & Dice. To say there are a lot of rules in the wine industry is a massive understatement. Some rules involve strict laws in certain regions limiting…

  • Beaujolais Wines
    Dine,  Wine

    Tête-à-Tête with Beaujolais Wines

    Let’s start by assuming that Chardonnay is the Mom and Merlot is the Dad. Further to that theme, I’m suggesting that Gamay is the hipster nephew who can’t stop bragging about his latest art installation. Gamay is unique and sometimes quirky,…

  • Dine,  Wine

    The Best Campfire Food and Wine Pairings

    Summer has a natural tendency to stir nostalgic memories. From long evenings on the patio, to sunshine filled days at the waterpark with your children, or camping! So, it seems a fitting time of year to create the most delicious…

  • Wine

    AmoVino Portfolio Tasting

    Portfolio tastings within the wine industry come in a wide range of shape and sizes: everything from grandiose and crowded, to boutique and intimate. I went to one recently that was somewhere in the middle. The AmoVino Portfolio Tasting was…

  • Wine

    Rioja Renaissance

    Wines from Spain under the spotlight early last month as a co-theme region at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It was a chance to showcase old vintages and the new labels, as well as a combination of the two. Many…

  • Vine

    Glass House Estate Winery

    My husband and I found ourselves with a small window of freedom on an uncharacteristically sunny and gorgeous day in February. We were heading home from Abbotsford along Zero Ave when I said “Did you know Glass House Estate Winery…

  • Wine

    Win Tickets to Vancouver International Wine Festival

    The kind and generous people at Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates are giving away 2 tickets to the Vancouver International Wine Festival to a lucky Social Sips Newsletter Subscriber! Recently named 2017 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Kendall-Jackson is celebrating and wants you…