Nov 16, 2023
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).
Jul 24, 2023
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...
Apr 3, 2023
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...
Dec 27, 2022
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.
Nov 29, 2022
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.
Nov 16, 2022
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.
Oct 25, 2022
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.
Oct 6, 2022
Picking Grapes with Reverie Beall
Today we catch up with AnnaLena's infectiously passionate wine director...
Jul 20, 2022
Picking Grapes with Franco Michienzi
The Certified Sommelier and Wine Director at Elisa hones in on the local stuff that gets him excited.
Jun 9, 2022
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.
May 25, 2022
Picking Grapes With Andrew Forsyth
In our latest edition, we catch up with the Head Sommelier at L'Abattoir Restaurant.
Feb 22, 2022
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.
Feb 1, 2022
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...
Dec 10, 2021
Picking Grapes with Tim Butt
The Wine Director for Hy's Steakhouse in Vancouver applies his expertise to our wine-related questions.
Nov 25, 2021
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...
Nov 10, 2021
Picking Grapes with Sam Jonnery
The France-born Sommelier at Gotham Steakhouse & Bar shares his seasonal and perennial wine picks, insight and expertise...
Oct 13, 2021
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.
Sep 28, 2021
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...
Jul 12, 2021
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.
Jun 4, 2021
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.
Feb 11, 2020
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.
Oct 2, 2019
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.
Sep 10, 2019
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.
May 14, 2019
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.
May 8, 2019
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.
Apr 16, 2019
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.
Mar 28, 2019
Picking Grapes with Andrea Vescovi of Ancora
We asked the GM and Wine Director at one of Vancouver's top restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.
Feb 13, 2019
Picking Grapes With Tiago de Souza Jensen of St. Lawrence
We asked a wine-savvy server at one of Vancouver's best restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.