COMFORT FOOD (AND SOME WINE)
Food is a great comforter at this time of year, something to warm us up, to make us feel content despite the short days and lack of sunshine.
FORAGING LOCAL SHELLFISH
One great thing about Vancouver Island is the yearly availability of seasonal food.
GET OUR CRAFT BEER ADVENT CALENDAR NOW!
For the second year running we can created a monster craft beer advent calendar! The holiday season is coming up and it’s time to celebrate.
PIZZA AND BEER
Pizza and beer are a dynamic duo, kind of like burgers and fries or peanut butter and jam.
THE ART OF FOOD AND BEER PAIRING
With the hot weather,barbecues are working overtime and so much more is being grilled these days in addition to burgers and steaks.
WINE PAIRING FOR A LOCAL FAVORITE
Although it may not feel like it, spring has arrived on Vancouver Island. The only way I know this is having spied the first tender spears of asparagus poking up in my patch.
SUSTAINABLE VINEYARD & WINERY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Everyone seems to have their own idea about what “sustainability” means. In the agriculture world, do not assume that sustainable is always organic, or that organic is always sustainable.
The first wine tasting for 2017 on Vancouver Island happens Friday, February 24th at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATED WITH A SPARKLE – CHEERS!
Be it Christmas, New Years, birthdays or birthing, nothing says “special occasion” quite like the resounding pop of a bottle of bubbly being opened, that first-pour froth and those magical, glistening bubbles.
WINTER FUN ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Vancouver Island Expeditions offers a lineup of single or multiple day expeditions. The tours include culture, history, nature and the outdoors, as well as food and drink experiences on Vancouver Island
WHAT’S ON AT MERRIDALE CIDERY
Nestled amongst the hills of Cowichan Valley, the oldest cidery in British Columbia produces cider, spirits and fortified ciders using fresh picked BC fruit, most of it from their own estate orchards.
HOW MANY OYSTERS CAN YOU EAT
Tofino’s Clayoquot Oyster Festival begins its 20th anniversary on Thursday, November 17th. Hopefully you have already purchased your tickets as the event is already sold out.
HUNTING THE WILY WILD MUSHROOM
Vancouver Island has always been a mushroom forager’s heaven, but this autumn’s harvest is even better than most. The random rains have kept the fungi popping and the wild crafters hopping.
THE ART OF BEER AND FOOD PAIRING
With all this hot weather, Nanaimoites are cooking outdoors whenever they can. With a little imagination and tin foil, pretty good meals can be turned out on the barbeque.
WINE SAMPLING AT LUCKY’S
DID YOU KNOW THAT LUCKY’S LIQUOR STORE IS THE ONLY LIQUOR STORE THAT OFFERS FREE WINE SAMPLING EVERY DAY?
CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION SEMINAR + BEER TASTING
Learn about B.C.’s Craft Beer Revolution while enjoying a range of beer samples at Lucky’s Liquor Store.
THE ART OF PAIRING WINE AND FOOD: AN ISLAND APPROACH
Pairing food and wine is not a life-or-death situation. Who says you can’t have red wine with fish? There’s no need to be a sommelier or a red seal chef to have that expert opinion. With a little trial and error, you yourself can become the expert.
It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.