We often want to eat local, but what about drinking local? Granville Island’s own The Liberty Distillery is the only distillery of its kind in BC to make all of their spirits from local, certified organic wheat and barley that is grown in Vernon and Armstrong, BC. Specializing in vodka, whiskey, and gin, The Liberty […]
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I was aware that the Vancouver Canucks as a team were in a rebuilding phase but I didn’t realize that Rogers Arena and the Canucks hospitality experience were undergoing similar overhauls. With a hard hat screwed on tight I joined a large group of Vancouver media this afternoon to check out what’s new at Rogers […]
Today I’m heading over to Salt Spring Island (otherwise known as our ‘Happy Place’) to enjoy the second annual Glowtini competition. Bartenders and mixologist from the isle will compete to tantalize taste-buds with a custom cocktail created specifically for Salt Spring Islanders and guests this holiday season. I’ll be joined by Janice Mansfield and David […]
The Vancouver International Tequila Expo arrives next month at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. With proceeds benefitting the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (“BCHF”), locals and visitors will be able to attend tastings and learn more about this spirit. Photo credit: im.no.hero. on Flickr Tastings Trade and Media Tasting (nominal fee includes donation to BCHF) Consumer […]
Last year Tales of the Cocktail (“TOTC”), the legendary New Orleans-based festival for bartenders, mixologists, and lovers of libations, went on tour for the first time and was hosted in Vancouver. It was such a success that it has returned for a second year to celebrate the city’s emerging cocktail culture. Held once again at […]
As mentioned in this morning’s contest post, I spent the better part of the day on Salt Spring Island judging the “Glowtini” competition. Heading over to the island with Saltspring Air There were six participants from around the island who all prepared special holiday cocktails — the winning drink to be featured at restaurants and […]
The world’s most influential mixology conference, Tales of the Cocktail, arrived in Vancouver for three days of events, seminars and – of course – cocktails.Â It speaks volumes to the Vancouver bartending and cocktail scene that they should host such an event as this is the first time Tales of the Cocktail has been hosted […]