How To Make Bitters at The Modern Bartender

How cool is this? On Tuesday, 25 November 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM join the The Modern Bartender for a night of “How to make bitters?”. In coalition with the proprietor of The Apothecary Bitters Company, Cole Benoit, they’ll take you through the history of bitters and how you can create amazing bitters at home. The…

Best in BC Sommelier Award

Chambar Restaurant’s Jason Yamasaki Awarded “Best Sommelier in BC” Distinction First Annual CAPS Competition to Send One Canadian to Compete for “Best Sommelier in the World” in 2015 The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) in partnership with Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) has named Chambar Restaurant Sommelier, Jason Yamasaki, “Best Sommelier in BC”. On…

Long Table Distillery Opens Cocktail Laboratory

At Long Table Distillery they’velways mixed a civilized gin and tonic, but now it’s time to shake things up with a newly designed tasting room and cocktail laboratory. This new space will officially open October 25, 2014 serving hand crafted cocktails from 1-7pm on both Thursdays and Saturdays with more hours to evolve over time. On…

Cornucopia Top 25 Wines Announced

Each year the wineries participating in Cornucopia’s Crush Gala Grand Tasting enter into the festival’s Top 25 competition and only the best are chosen! Taste the best of the festival at Celebratory Reception taking place on Saturday, November 8 at the Whistler Public Library. Tickets for the event are $35 Cdn. Top White – Quails’ Gate Stewart…

30 Days of IPA Donnelly Group

How great is this IPA lovers? The Donnelly Group is offering 30 different IPAs over the next 30 days! Can we do them all? Perhaps we can. Follow @goodlifevan and we’ll give it a try. 30 Days 30 Breweries 10 Venues 30 unique IPAs This year is no joke: 30 unique Breweries have come to…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge

The 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge features 7 restaurants and bars in Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver and runs from July 4-27, 2014. Participating restaurants are showcasing Cocktail creations which use at least 60% local ingredients found in 100 mile radius. All of these cocktails entered were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these restaurants/bars…

July Special Events At The BC Liquor Stores

Uncover the Wines of Australia Australia is renowned for a multitude of geographical regions panning diverse climates, and has a wine for every taste and every occasion. Join us and uncover your favourite wine alongside a delicious food pairing. Friday, July 4 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Alberni & Bute Saturday, July 5 |…

Care To Bid On A $25,000 Cognac?

On Thursday, June 26 at 5:00p.m., BC Liquor Stores will release the Louis XIII Le Jeroboam Grand Champagne Cognac. An extremely limited production from world-renowned cognac maker Remy Martin, there is only one available for purchase in B.C. and its’ at BC Liquor Stores. A special complimentary tasting to celebrate the release of the Le Jeroboam. Louis XIII Brand Ambassador will be…

Townsite Brewing Perfect Storm

Powell River’s Townsite Brewing has brewed up the perfect storm in their oatmeal stout. Pours the darkest of browns with a nice head of foam. On the nose there is molasses, bitter chocolate, toasted nuts and coffee with some baked fig. Starts a bit sweet and follows up with cocoa, coffee and walnut flavours. Immensely…

Best Female Bartender in Canada Comp Cointreau

Mademoiselle Cointreau – The Quest for the Best Female Bartender in Canada began its cross-Canada tour in Vancouver at The Blackbird on June 11th. Cointreau, the famous orange liqueur to presents the very first Canadian cocktail competition exclusively dedicated to women.  Danielle Tartarin took first place in the contest with Evelyn Chick pulling up in…