MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | On The Summertime Grigio Brightness Of La Stella’s 2016 ‘Vivace’

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | On The Summertime Grigio Brightness Of La Stella’s 2016 ‘Vivace’

by Treve Ring | Though LaStella winemaker Severine Pinte studied and worked extensively in France and abroad before joining this lauded Okanagan family (that includes sister winery Le Vieux Pin), Vivace reflects little of Alsace. As Grigio suggests, this is a crisp, Italian-styled wine, statue-chiseled and as lively and bright as its name suggests. Vivace is back to its tighter, leaner form in 2016. Early picked, the fruit is sourced from vineyards 16 to 30 years old along the… more 

BIG INTERVIEW | Heidi Noble On Share Plates, Sexy Wine, And JoieFarm’s New Tasting Room

BIG INTERVIEW | Heidi Noble On Share Plates, Sexy Wine, And JoieFarm’s New Tasting Room

by Ken Tsui | Heidi Noble is the owner, mastermind and winemaker at JoieFarm Winery on the stunning Naramata Bench. Since 2004, the professionally trained… more 

THE CURVE | Amping Up Your Sparkling Game Without Destroying Your Wallet In Champagne

THE CURVE | Amping Up Your Sparkling Game Without Destroying Your Wallet In Champagne

The Curve is a new Scout column dedicated to exploring and feeling out the corners of complex, multi-dimensional, often hierarchical and always completely… more 

OPENING SOON | Resurrection Spirits Looks To Launch In East Vancouver Before Summer

OPENING SOON | Resurrection Spirits Looks To Launch In East Vancouver Before Summer

by Andrew Morrison | A couple of weeks ago I poked my head into the 3,700 sqft, two-level construction site at 1672 Franklin Street in East Vancouver. It's the… more 

HEADS UP | 2nd Annual Spring Edition Of ‘Queers & Beers’ Set For The Cobalt On April 9

HEADS UP | 2nd Annual Spring Edition Of ‘Queers & Beers’ Set For The Cobalt On April 9

by Thalia Stopa | Peanut butter and jelly; wine and cheese -- these are just two cliche examples of pairings so firmly entrenched in the English vocabulary… more 

DRINKER | Six Minutes With Brent Mills, Co-Founder & Brewmaster At Delta’s Four Winds

DRINKER | Six Minutes With Brent Mills, Co-Founder & Brewmaster At Delta’s Four Winds

by Carlos Mendes | Meet Brent Mills. Way back in June 2013, he opened Delta's Four Winds Brewing with father Greg and brother Adam. A seemingly endless slew… more 

THE NEW BREED | The Hard Work And Smiles Of ‘Nomad’ Barman Matthew ‘Benny’ Benevoli

THE NEW BREED | The Hard Work And Smiles Of ‘Nomad’ Barman Matthew ‘Benny’ Benevoli

We often hear the same names of Vancouver hospitality titans in local media. They do very well to represent and have done so for years. We work up thirsts and… more 

DRINKER | Five Vancouver Cocktails You Should Try In Celebration Of Spring’s Arrival

DRINKER | Five Vancouver Cocktails You Should Try In Celebration Of Spring’s Arrival

by Talia Kleinplatz | The clocks have sprung forward, the days are getting longer, and with any luck our snow days are behind us. It’s time to dust off the… more 

EXPATS REVISITED | Catching Up With Evelyn Chick, A Talent That Vancouver Misses Dearly

EXPATS REVISITED | Catching Up With Evelyn Chick, A Talent That Vancouver Misses Dearly

What happens to people when they leave Vancouver? Do they wander and wane, wither and perish? Not typically. We don’t want to cause a stampede out of this… more 

OPENING SOON | Faculty Brewing Co-Founder To Open Kombucha Bar Near Olympic Village

OPENING SOON | Faculty Brewing Co-Founder To Open Kombucha Bar Near Olympic Village

by Andrew Morrison | Last July I had the pleasure of touring Faculty Brewing Co. at the foot of Mount Pleasant in the final days of its construction. On hand… more 

DINER | How Women Collaborate At Chambar To Manage The Award-Winning Wine Program

DINER | How Women Collaborate At Chambar To Manage The Award-Winning Wine Program

by Andrew Morrison | It wasn’t that long ago that restaurant wine programs stuck close to well established or otherwise popular labels and organised them… more 

DRINKER | Local Brewers To Lace Up For Beer League Bash At Britannia Ice Rink, March 11th

DRINKER | Local Brewers To Lace Up For Beer League Bash At Britannia Ice Rink, March 11th

by Ken Tsui | With over 1 million Canadians lacing up their skates and hitting the ice every season, there isn't a Canadian winter pastime more essential than… more 

BARTIFACTS | Two Hand-Drawn Superheroes Hold Court Behind The Bar At Grapes & Soda

BARTIFACTS | Two Hand-Drawn Superheroes Hold Court Behind The Bar At Grapes & Soda

When most of us sit down at the bar, we usually have two things in mind: a drink and a brief but much needed escape from the stresses of daily life. More often… more 

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