Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

The following article was written by Tourism Vancouver’s in-house cocktail enthusiast, Sonu Purhar.

With a grand title like “Louis XIII Remy Martin Champagne Cognac”, it’s no wonder this rare variety of brandy is referred to as the King of Cognacs. There are a finite number of venues in the world granted the honour of carrying the magic elixir, each designated a “Louis XIII Fortress” – and recently, the Fairmont Pacific Rim became the first hotel in Canada to achieve the esteemed designation (the only other venue in Vancouver carrying Louis XIII is Hawksworth Restaurant).

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Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Hopscotch Festival Celebrates Whisky, Beer, and Spirits

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The Hopscotch Festival is back and bigger than ever this year. Last year, the whisky, beer, and spirits festival had the distinction of being named 1 of the 10 best drinking festivals in the world by MSN Travel UK. This year, the Hopscotch Festival is ready to make it the best one yet. The festival is the largest combined whisky and beer festival in Canada and features tastings, satellite dinners, and master classes. The Hopscotch Festival takes place this year from November 11th-17th.

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Hopscotch Festival Celebrates Whisky, Beer, and Spirits

Microbrew Crawl: 5 Places to Enjoy Craft Beer and Spirits in Vancouver

Yaletown Brewing

Yaletown Brewing

The microbrew revolution may have started in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, but it’s reaching a peak north of the border in Vancouver.

Across the city, dozens of brewpubs and distillers offer visitors a chance to sip and savor artisan suds and spirits. Meanwhile, a new city bylaw allowing onsite lounges at breweries is opening up even more possibilities.

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Microbrew Crawl: 5 Places to Enjoy Craft Beer and Spirits in Vancouver

Are Craft Beer Lounges Coming to Vancouver?

Photo credit: John Biehler | Flickr

Photo credit: John Biehler | Flickr

Anyone who’s been to wine country knows the pleasure of visiting a winery, strolling the vineyards and then enjoying a glass or two in the winery restaurant.

Imagine if you could do the same thing with beer.

That dream may soon become a reality in Vancouver.  Nearly a dozen local craft breweries and distilleries have applied for licenses to open tasting lounges, according to the Vancouver Sun’s Randy Shore.  That means patrons may soon be able to sit down and savour a beer at the brewery, something nearly impossible to do now. Continue reading:
Are Craft Beer Lounges Coming to Vancouver?

The Craft Distillery Craze Comes to Vancouver

Long Table Distillery

It was the Pacific Northwest that put craft beer on the map, with cities like Portland pioneering artisanal suds. Now Vancouver is leading the way in another craft renaissance, this time in distillery.

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The Craft Distillery Craze Comes to Vancouver