Category Archives: wine

Cornucopia: Reflections of a Seasoned Alcoholist

by Lauren Mote (original story can be seen at http://www.urbandiner.ca) We ended one festival to start another. After Victoria’s Art of the Cocktail was successfully put to bed the previous weekend in Victoria, Cornucopia, Whistler’s celebration of wine and food, … Continue reading

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Mission Hill Portfolio Tasting

When I was invited to taste the Mission Hill portfolio, I couldn’t help but think about the bargain bin at the local liquor store. What else exists between their innocuous stock wines and Oculus? The Shangri-La hosted a complete tasting … Continue reading

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Vinous, vinous, vicious.

by Lauren Mote I am posting the following menu because I just have to. Back in February, I was asked to do a private party with Chef Hawksworth (and Johnny was with us helping Chef in the kitchen) with his … Continue reading

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Wine Festival: White Grapes

by Lauren Mote So far the first day of the Trade Tasting seems to be a success. Contrary to the problem I encountered last year, where I was aimlessly strutting through the pavilion with brochures, a map and a sticky … Continue reading

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Wine Festival: Divas at the Met

by Lauren Mote Last night, I felt as if I was part of a women’s rally – and not in the pro-feminist way that was borderline detrimental to my brain back in university while studying for my finals in Political … Continue reading

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Vancouver Booze Review – “A sobering” issue

by Ed Dugas, Industry Blender For over 5 years now, Vancouver policy planners have been trying to implement a liquor service policy that will both satisfy the majority of shareholders, and represent an appropriate solution for the city. The draft … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Plates, Vancouver 2008

by Lauren Mote Last Wednesday night, some of British Columbia’s elite chefs, wineries, athletes, diners and industry professionals, gathered at the crowded Westin Bayshore Hotel in Coal Harbour for one of the most prestigious culinary competitions in Canada, The Gold … Continue reading

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Vino Cousino Macul

by Lauren Mote When an invitation to join in at one of the rarest, most exotic wine tastings, I jumped at the chance – part of me knew it would be a great story, but the other side knew that … Continue reading

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Chow Restaurant

by Lauren Mote As an avid diner, and passionate restaurant worker, it has always been my rule of thumb to go with Johnny, the perfect dining companion, and spend an evening marveling, or questioning the methods and dishes of potential … Continue reading

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Bearfoot Bistro

by Lauren Mote Arriving into the most well known mountain city in Canada, where does a group of foodies on a day trip escape for dinner? There was really only one choice, in fact you could say we travelled through … Continue reading

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