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Where to Drink a Margarita in Honour of Cinco De Mayo, This Weekend

This Sunday, May 5th, is Cinco de Mayo. Planning to jump on the bandwagon? We've pulled together a quick reference map of some of the best margarita options to pair with your Cinco De Mayo festivities...

Picking Grapes with Lisa Cook

The GM at Bufala River District walks us through her very first BC wine crush, the perfect pour for spring, and a wine myth she’s itching to bust.

Win a Trip to Guadalajara at The Tequila and Agave Festival Cocktail Competition, May 20th

Backed by Nodo Tequila Blanco, this competition challenges bartenders to create a cocktail encapsulating their interpretation of the spirit of Guadalajara - and the prize is super rad!

Picking Grapes with Dylan Jones from Pizza Coming Soon

Today, we throw our wine-related questions at the Co-founder and Bar Manager of the hip Chinatown spot, whose playful approach to pretty much every aspect of the "Japanese Snack Bar with a confusing name" extends to behind the bar, including its rotating selection of natural wines. Hold on to yer horses, readers - things are about to get a little weird...

Five Winemakers Weigh In on Wines to Pair with Spring

We hook you up with BC vintages that articulate the vibrant and hopeful spirit of this much-anticipated shift in seasons, by going straight to the source for for personal recommendations from a handful of local winemakers.

From Collaboration to Climate Change with Winemaker Severine Pinte

Scout catches up with the oenologist, viticulturist, and decorated Executive Winemaker at the Le Vieux Pin and LaStella wineries to ask a few questions about the complexities of the wine industry...

Beer Brief, Vol. 70

It's back (and brief-er)! A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

The Coolest New Bars to Score a Cocktail in Vancouver Right Now

There are a whack of new bars to check out if you're looking for somewhere to grab a cocktail in Vancouver right now.

Picking Grapes with Jayton Paul

We put our Picking Grapes questions to the Wine Director for Boxset Collective (Published on Main, Bar Susu, Novella, Twin Sails).

Picking Grapes with Ryan Mellor

One look at the extensive Gotham wine list - broken down by region, sub-region, appellation, varietal, rating and more - left us with no doubts that the restaurant's Wine Director was the perfect person to field our Picking Grapes questions...

Bring On Spring: Celebrate Better Weather with These Eight Cocktails

Here's a bunch of spring cocktails available around town, perfect for raising a glass to freedom from rain and puffy jackets.

Picking Grapes with Ashwan Luckheenarain

This time around we hear from the Restaurant Manager and Wine Buyer at Main Street's beloved Spanish tapas spot, ¿CóMO? Tapería...

Picking Grapes with Kurtis Kolt

Clearly, the love for local wine is strong with Vancouver-based wine consultant, writer and co-founder of Top Drop Vancouver and Pleasant Pairings.

Picking Grapes with Liam “Li” Johnstone

In this edition, we get the local wine lowdown from the artist, wine-lover, and Bar Programmer/Manager at New West's Moodswing Bar.

Beer Brief, Vol. 69

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Picking Grapes with Rob Scope

The Magnet gets a lot of (well-deserved) praise for their awesome beer selection. However, their wine list - although more concise - definitely holds its own...in large part owing to Scope.

Beer Brief, Vol. 68

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Twelve BC Ciders to Cozy Up With This Fall and Winter

Our updated list of comforting and unique quaffs, and the best seasonal foods to pair them with, as recommended by members of the local cider community.

Picking Grapes with Brittany Hoorne

If you've paid a visit to Bar Susu for a glass of wine, chances are good that Brittany Hoorne had her say about the good stuff being poured in your glass.

Beer Brief, Vol. 67

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Picking Grapes with Reverie Beall

Today we catch up with AnnaLena's infectiously passionate wine director...

Beer Brief, Vol. 66

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Meet Lily Duong of New Mt. Pleasant Bar, ‘Friendlies’

We encourage you to take a trip to the bar at 208 E 12th Ave for a visit soon, but until then, pull up a seat and get to know its self-described "octopus woman" (co-owner, manager and bartender) of the new Mt. Pleasant hangout.

Beer Brief, Vol. 65

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Beer Brief, Vol. 64

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

The Pét-Nat Formerly Known as Cider

Though cidermaking has been alive in our region for decades, it has not been seen as a part of the wine community until winemakers like Alyssa Hubert started working with ‘alternative’ fruits. Add her efforts to those of Katie Selbee and Dominion Cider, and apples are starting to look pretty sophisticated in BC...

Beer Brief, Vol. 63

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Picking Grapes with Franco Michienzi

The Certified Sommelier and Wine Director at Elisa hones in on the local stuff that gets him excited.