The Lengths One Wine Advertiser Went to Circumvent Government Restrictions

After the Israeli government banned wine ads on TV, the oldest winery in the country had to get smarter about marketing...

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Michael Hiram and Scott Mitchell

8 Places

We asked the guys who run the wine program at Kitsilano's Annalena to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

‘I’m Drinking It For You’ Might Be the Greatest Beer Advertisement Ever

Advertising agency BBDO created this irresistibly charming beer ad (and song!) for New Zealand's DB Export.

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Beer Brief Vol. 20

10 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Stephen Whiteside of Dachi

8 Places

We put our Picking Grapes questions to Stephen Whiteside, sommelier and co-owner of East Vancouver's Dachi.

Danish Insurance Company Attracts Young Customers With ‘Insurance Beer’

What do you do if you sell insurance and 40% of young people in your country don't give a damn about your product? You do this...

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Beer Brief Vol. 19

10 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

On Minding the Bar and Finding Your Spirits Animal with Kristi-Leigh Akister

In this short Q&A, the local bartender and industry activist gets us up to speed on her wild, whirlwind year.

Windfall’s Nathaly Nairn on Crafting the BC Cider Renaissance, One Pairing at a Time

Her "unapologetically urban cidery" is one of over 30 participating in the now sold out 3rd annual BC Cider Festival.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Colin Ross of Tuc Craft Kitchen

7 Places

We asked the co-owner and Wine Director of the Gastown restaurant to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

Gettin’ Groovy and Going Natural with Tyler Thrussell of Neon Eon Wine

Get hip to the groovy new Summerland brand that's naturally got the local wine community, including Gastown's Juice Bar, feeling all tingly.

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Beer Brief Vol. 18

10 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Andrea Vescovi of Ancora

8 Places

We asked the GM and Wine Director at one of Vancouver's top restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

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Beer Brief Vol. 17

11 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

On Foraging for Beers and Keeping Cool with the Family Behind Mayne Island Brewing Co.

Big things are brewing with this family-run nano operation, including a collaboration dinner with Acorn Restaurant on April 10th.

‘Monday Bar School’ Returns With Afternoon Bourbon Class at Cafe Medina

Industry veteran Julia Comu has resurrected the informal bartending "school" for those in the trade who want to hone their craft.

Legendary Movie Director Ridley Scott Creates Epic Advertisement for Hennessy XO

The director of such films as Gladiator, Blade Runner and Alien has created a four minute-long advertisement for a Cognac.

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Beer Brief Vol. 16

10 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

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The World’s Best Contemporary Gin is Made in BC (and This Is Where You Should Drink Some)

6 Places

Sheringham Distillery's Seaside Gin just won a huge accolade in London, so we've mapped out where it's mixed into cocktails locally.

Container Brewing Opening Soon in Strathcona

The new 4,400 sqft brewery is expected to launch this summer at 1216 Franklin Ave. with a 67 seat tasting lounge.

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Mapping Vancouver’s Great Margaritas

13 Places

In celebration of National Margarita Day, we put together a treasure map to the best ones currently available in Vancouver.

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Beer Brief Vol. 15

9 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Tiago de Souza Jensen of St. Lawrence

7 Places

We asked a wine-savvy server at one of Vancouver's best restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

On Death Blows, Nachos and Coffee Collabos with Cody Allmin of Twin Sails Brewing

We met up with the brewery boss to get a sneak peek at what Twin Sails has brewing (and buzzing) for this year's Hopwired Fest.

Drinking a 30 Years Old Can of Coors Found in the Woods

The fellow who found it doesn't hesitate to pound the gnarly looking thing. His review? "That's fuckin' pretty good man..."

Carrie Bradshaw and Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski Abandon Their Signature Drinks

The stars of Sex and the City and The Big Lebowski shock the staff at a fancy restaurant by ordering Stella Artois in this new ad.

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Beer Brief Vol. 14

10 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).