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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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Picking Grapes with Reverie Beall

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

Picking Grapes with Franco Michienzi

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

Picking Grapes with Brooke Fader

In this edition we hear from the Sommelier (as well as cook and gardener) at Sooke's Wild Mountain Food & Drink.

Picking Grapes With Andrew Forsyth

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

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Picking Grapes With Rachelle Goudreau of Strathcona’s VV Tapas Lounge

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Sommelier / Manager at a popular East Hastings wine bar.

Picking Grapes With Cody Dodds of Powell Street’s Mackenzie Room

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Wine Director at one of Vancouver's best restaurants.

Picking Grapes With Josh Carlson of Provence Marinaside

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the sommelier at one of Yaletown's best restaurants, Provence Marinaside.

Picking Grapes with Michael Hiram and Scott Mitchell

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

Picking Grapes With Stephen Whiteside of Dachi

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

Picking Grapes with Colin Ross of Tuc Craft Kitchen

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