LISTED | Award-Winning “Chambar” Somm Jason Yamasaki Decants A Taste Of His List

LISTED | Award-Winning “Chambar” Somm Jason Yamasaki Decants A Taste Of His List

by Treve Ring | There’s no denying this is a vintage year for Jason Yamasaki. Recently earning the title of Best Sommelier in BC and overseeing the smart critical and consumer friendly wine program at the newly-reopened Chambar, Yamasaki’s star ascent has been

DRINKER | Spain’s “Bodegas Torres” Uses Drone & GoPros To Create Interactive Tour

DRINKER | Spain’s “Bodegas Torres” Uses Drone & GoPros To Create Interactive Tour

by Treve Ring | Spain’s Bodegas Torres has merged wine geekery with aeronautic nerdery to create an innovative and interactive 360 degree view of their Spanish estates via a drone and six GoPro cameras. In just over two minutes, viewers travel over a

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #680 | 2012 Greywacke “Wild Ferment” Sauvignon Blanc

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #680 | 2012 Greywacke “Wild Ferment” Sauvignon Blanc

by Treve Ring | In my line of work I get to drink taste a boatload of wines, many good, most average, a lot of plonk, and a slight few, awesome… Greywacke Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc | 2012 | Marlborough, NZ | $40 | +198960

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Deciphering The Expressive “Stag’s Hollow” Grenache 2013

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Deciphering The Expressive “Stag’s Hollow” Grenache 2013

by Treve Ring | Quietly tucked away in sleepy, picturesque Okanagan Falls, winemaker Dwight Sick and winery owners Larry Gerelus and Linda Pruegger have been planting experimental plots of European grapes not typically (or ever) seen before in BC. Ballsy a bit, brave

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Little Farm Winery Chardonnay 2013 – Similkameen In A Glass

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Little Farm Winery Chardonnay 2013 – Similkameen In A Glass

by Treve Ring | Boutique is almost too big to describe Little Farm, a family owned and operated winery in the striking Similkameen Valley. Unmarked by road signage, down a quiet road off the Crowsnest Highway in Cawston, you’ll come across four acres

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #240 | It Had A Fleet Of These Citroen Martini Bars

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #240 | It Had A Fleet Of These Citroen Martini Bars

by Treve Ring | Dubbed “The World’s Most Intimate Martini Bar”, the Grey Goose-commissioned camionnette van fits only two guests plus a bartender, whose express role is to create bespoke martinis based on guest tastes. The Citroen H’s exterior displays baguettes made from

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #679 | Fernet Branca: The Darkly Wondrous Elixir Of Italy

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #679 | Fernet Branca: The Darkly Wondrous Elixir Of Italy

by Treve Ring | The first time you try Fernet Branca, you will hate it. The second time, perhaps assisted by a couple of cubes of ice, you’ll slowly start to warm to its black bitterness and mountain mint charm. The third time,

DRINKER | On Bottling Karaoke Courage & Booze Delivered By Models In Their Undies

DRINKER | On Bottling Karaoke Courage & Booze Delivered By Models In Their Undies

by Treve Ring | Mix one British pub owner, one rocket scientist patron, a pint of Fullers London Pride, a Go Pro HD video camera, and a lego spaceman, and what do you get? Bingo! One small step for man, one giant stride

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Getting To The Bottom Of “Liquidity Wines” Viognier 2013

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Getting To The Bottom Of “Liquidity Wines” Viognier 2013

by Treve Ring | Location, location, location. Liquidity Winery is flawlessly nested up in Okanagan Falls, sharing a ‘hood with Blue Mountain, Synchromesh and Meyer Family Wines, among others. Here on this picture-perfect peak between lakes Vaseux and Skaha is some of the

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #239 | It Had A Pop-Up Beer Garden Like Argentina

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #239 | It Had A Pop-Up Beer Garden Like Argentina

by Treve Ring | You don’t need Google Translate to decipher the Refugio de Camping designs from IT MET Estudio, an architecture and design firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I, for one, would camp a helluva lot more often if my campsite

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #678 | The Idiosyncratic Tahbilk Marsanne 2010 (Aus)

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #678 | The Idiosyncratic Tahbilk Marsanne 2010 (Aus)

by Treve Ring | In my line of work I get to drink taste a boatload of wines, many good, most average, a lot of plonk, and a slight few, awesome… Tahbilk Marsanne 2010 | Nagambie Lakes, Victoria, Australia | $20 +559716 Still think all

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Testing Tantalus Vineyards’ Experimental “Riesling Lab” 2013

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Testing Tantalus Vineyards’ Experimental “Riesling Lab” 2013

by Treve Ring | Here’s how wine geeks think: “Lessee what would happen if I took all my grape pressings leftover from the entire Riesling vintage and squeezed them together really hard to capture all the juice and good bits and then

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