Public event tickets on sale today for the 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival

The tasting room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Christine McAvoy photo.

Tickets are on sale now for the 41st annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. This year’s feature region is California, with 53 wineries representing the state. All told, 160 wineries from 15 countries will be pouring.

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Public event tickets on sale today for the 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival

Ticket Giveaway – Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s Grand Tasting

We’re giving away 2 tickets to attend Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s Grand Tasting on January 17th, a gala pre-opening event to kick off the 17th season of DOVF.  

To be eligible, simply post a comment below and be automatically entered to win. We’ll select the lucky winner on January 11th and will notify the winner by email.

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Ticket Giveaway – Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s Grand Tasting

‘Tis The Season for Holiday Eating & Drinking at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Cog Nog; Photo Credit Tara Lee

At this time of year, the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 West Georgia Street) transforms into a Christmas wonderland, with the elves in the kitchen busily at work dreaming up new sweets and cocktails for enjoying during December.

Here are some dessert and drink items at YEW seafood + bar to put on your “to eat and drink” list this month:

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‘Tis The Season for Holiday Eating & Drinking at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Celebrate the Season with Festive Cocktails at the Westin Bayshore

festive cocktail

Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore

Holiday Happy Hour, anyone? With its prime location on the shores of Coal Harbour and next to Stanley Park, not only is the Westin Bayshore a luxury city hotel featuring the signature Westin Heavenly Bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors providing breathtaking views; it’s also the home of some of Vancouver’s best Christmas cocktails. The hotel’s H Tasting Lounge and H2 Rotisserie & Bar are serving up specially curated festive libations for the holiday season.

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Celebrate the Season with Festive Cocktails at the Westin Bayshore

Make your own gingerbread house, break out the denim and sample some barley wines: what’s happening this month at Vancouver’s craft breweries

Nothing says holiday spirit like craft beer. Well, office parties and mistletoe might be a close second.

If you’re wondering what’s happening at Vancouver breweries, here are a few special events this month.

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Make your own gingerbread house, break out the denim and sample some barley wines: what’s happening this month at Vancouver’s craft breweries

Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

Vancouver rooftop patio

Photo Credit: Glowbal Restaurant Group

Baby, it’s cold outside! But thanks to awnings, heaters and cozy blankets, patio season is still alive and well at many restaurants Vancouver. So cozy up – here’s a list of eateries and bars with outdoor where you can enjoy Happy Hour or eat a hearty meal without catching a chill!

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Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

Vancouver’s Rob Feenie Twice Defends and Holds His Iron Chef Title

Sourced from Cactus Club Cafe

In the frenzy of Iron Chef Canada’s Kitchen Stadium, Rob Feenie remained calm and focused on the five dishes that he and his team had to prepare with the just revealed “secret ingredient.” They had a mere 60 minutes to do so.

The inaugural season of Iron Chef Canada sees ten chefs from across the country compete against Canadian Iron Chefs, such as Vancouver’s Feenie, who oversees the food program and test kitchen of Cactus Club Cafe (various locations). Feenie has plans to feature some of the Iron Chef items on Cactus Club Cafe menus in the future so that diners can taste the winning creations.

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Vancouver’s Rob Feenie Twice Defends and Holds His Iron Chef Title