EAT, DRINK, LEARN
Either it’s a growing trend or a return to an old form of entertainment. In any case, folks are increasingly spending their evenings in hobby-related workshops.
Vancouver Island’s 2017 calendar of food, wine, and beer events kicks off Thursday, February 23rd to Sunday, February 26 with the ninth annual Parksville Uncorked Festival.
SAWMILL TAP HOUSE IN CHEMAINUS
Bearded and un-bearded, craft beer lovers seek out any spot where numerous beers can be sampled at one sitting.
THE ART OF WINE CHEESE PAIRING
A classic food and beverage combination has, and will always be, cheese and wine. Done right it is heaven in your mouth, done wrong it can be the clash of the Titans.
LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLERIES
For decades, micro-distilleries have flourished in Europe. Now it’s BC’s turn.
VIEW POST LET’S HAVE SOME MULLED CIDER
Great mulled cider starts with great apple cider. A natural cider, like the Salt Spring Wild Semi-Dry is simply perfect.
IT’S BLUEBERRY SEASON
Berries don’t come any fresher than when hand-picked or bought directly from a farm. And berry picking with your kids is way more fun than work, given such farms often provide wagon rides, picnic areas and refreshments.
BLUE GROUSE ESTATE WINERY
Blue Grouse Estate Winery is one of Vancouver Island’s oldest vineyards. This family-owned winery, located slightly off the Island Highway at Duncan, boasts ideal growing conditions.
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EASTER BUNNY FUN AT MERRIDALE
Any three-day weekend is a great opportunity for more family time. Especially when it’s Easter and the Easter Bunny is threatening to help you colour the eggs while training for the copious quantities of chocolate which will undoubtedly play prominently in this event.
BC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IN COMOX
What grows together goes together. And is there a more delectable pairing than Vancouver Island oysters with Island wine, be it a white or a rose?
NANAIMO’S OWN DISTILLERY AND LOUNGE
There is “eating local,” the effort to buy and consume food produced nearby, for both health and environmental reasons.
THE JOY OF HIGHLAND SCOTCH
If you are looking for a scotch that has beautiful balance between sweet and smoky, look toward a good Highland scotch. Not all scotch drinkers will agree with that statement, however.