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Beer Brief, Vol. 61

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

Picking Grapes With Andrew Forsyth

In our latest edition, we catch up with the Head Sommelier at L'Abattoir Restaurant.

Beer Brief, Vol. 60

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

Beer Brief, Vol. 59

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

Beer Brief, Vol. 58

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

Beer Brief, Vol. 57

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

Picking Grapes with Simon Fallick

The co-owner of The American and Hero's Welcome is also part of the team behind the Open Ferment wine pop-up series (and soon-to-be wine fair) - making him a natural choice to field our BC wine-related questions.

Beer Brief, Vol. 56

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

Picking Grapes with Claudia Fandino

In this edition, Claudia Fandino, GM & Beverage Director at Barbara restaurant in Chinatown, shines a light on her favourite local wine producers...

Picking Grapes with Tim Butt

The Wine Director for Hy's Steakhouse in Vancouver applies his expertise to our wine-related questions.

Beer Brief, Vol. 55

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

Picking Grapes with Melanie Gravel

The seasoned local Wine Director (Nicli, Origo Club, Bishop's) and current General Manager at Delara Restaurant fields our list of wine-related questions...

Picking Grapes with Sam Jonnery

The France-born Sommelier at Gotham Steakhouse & Bar shares his seasonal and perennial wine picks, insight and expertise...

15 Local Craft Ciders to Savour This Fall and Winter

Once again, we've turned to the BC cider community for their recommendations of which ciders to cozy up with during the dreary days and nights ahead...

Beer Brief, Vol. 54

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

Picking Grapes with Chase MacLeod

The Sommelier and Operations Manager at Strathcona wine bar, VV Tapas Lounge, fills us in on his BC wine story.

Picking Grapes with Chef and Wine Pro, Vish Mayekar

The Head Chef of Caffe La Tana and Pepino's, and certified wine professional, shares his wealth of grape knowledge and passion for BC wines...

Beer Brief, Vol. 53

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.

Beer Brief, Vol. 52

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.

Watch This Japanese Bartender Hand-Carve Ice Into Gems for His Cocktails

The Samurai Bartender does his methodical, mesmerizing thing to great ASMR satisfaction at Tokyo's tiny Bar Go.

Beer Brief, Vol. 51

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.

The Best Local Ciders to Sip All Summer Long

BC's most passionate local cidermakers and cider lovers share their recommendations for what to drink this season.

Picking Grapes With ‘The Pie Shoppe’ Sisters

The two chefs and avid wine-lovers take us through a journey of their most memorable BC wines.

Beer Brief, Vol. 50

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.

Scottish Comedian Does Spot-On Imitation of Distillery Tour Guide

Eleanor Morton impersonates a distillery tour guide whose enthusiasm for the product is pretty low key.

Beer Brief, Vol. 49

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.

Picking Grapes With Chris MacKay of Mt. Pleasant’s La Fabrique St-George

The Wine Director and Manager of the new winery and grocery maps out some of her favourite wines of the moment.

Beer Brief, Vol. 48

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.