HERE Archives: DRINK

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Wineries

Posted on April 9th, 2013

In an astonishingly short amount of time, British Columbia has gone from a wine backwater with a few local producers creating subpar offerings to a wine destination boasting more than 200 wineries – most located in the Okanagan Valley, where the desert climate is particularly well suited to growing grapes. Not only does BC produce … (More →)

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Patios, Vancouver

Posted on July 31st, 2012

Reflections |  Bitter Tasting Room |  Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

Summer is upon us and there’s no activity we enjoy more this time of year than drinking on a patio in the sun. For a city that boasts stunning natural surrounds, there are remarkably few patios of note in Vancouver. Here are our picks … (More →)

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Matchstick, Vancouver

Posted on March 13th, 2012

Matchstick is the latest addition to a growing collection of hipster coffee haunts, spearheaded by Gene in Mount Pleasant and Revolver in Gastown, that are all fantastic alternatives to the ubiquitous and annoyingly mediocre Starbucks. Operating in a large, airy, light-filled space on the same block as Les Faux Bourgeois, Matchstick encourages lingering over their … (More →)

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Cocktail Recipes from Local Bars

Posted on February 28th, 2012

Chambar | 1181 | Bao Bei | West

We are devoted fans of seriously crafted cocktails and have enjoyed many in our fair city. There’s something about a well-balanced drink – one which marries the spirit of choice to its mixer companion so they seem naturally united – that is beyond compare. Four local establishments … (More →)

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Best of 2011 - Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Posted on December 27th, 2011

hotel exterior, courtesy of Rosewood Hotel Georgia

lobby, courtesy of Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Elvis, Sinatra, and the Rolling Stones have all graced the Georgia Hotel with their glamorous presence and it’s one of the few buildings remaining in Vancouver, a city where the old is often bulldozed in favour of the new, with a glitzy … (More →)

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Bitter, Vancouver

Posted on December 13th, 2011

For those who remain unconvinced that craft beer is the new wine, head to Bitter Tasting Room, Gastown’s newest addition, for an education and an awakening. The latest venture from the Heather Hospitality Group, the masterminds behind such Gastown staples as Salt, Judas Goat and the Irish Heather, Bitter is attempting to do for beer … (More →)