Liquor Products

Is it really vodka?

With the wide range of craft vodkas being produced in BC, it’s interesting to ask, “Are these really vodkas or should the Canadian definition of vodka be changed?” According to Canadian Food and Drug Regulations

Consumers are more health conscious than they have been ever before. Organic food is experiencing a boom, and many people are choosing diets that feature less meat, more vegetables, and are completely free of gluten, additives, and artificial preservatives. It was just a matter of time until exotic alcoholic drinks came under scrutiny from those customers who want to moderate their intake.

Wheat Beer

Almost always offered as a crisp, refreshing summer brew, wheat beer is one of those styles, which has so many different beers within it, that saying ‘Bring me a wheat beer’ in a bar is like saying ‘Bring me a plate of food’ in a restaurant. With so many variations, from traditional German

Craft Ciders

In a sea of a thousand cideries spanning North America, a small but determined group from BC are taking the market by storm, and attracting the attention of discerning consumers.

BC’s Island Wines

There are currently 50 wineries between Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, which are two separate Designated Viticultural Areas (DVA). Most of the wineries in this coastal region lie in the Cowichan Valley, 50 km from Victoria.

Awesome Aperitifs

During Aperitivo Hour, when the day’s work is done but the sun is still shining, squares and terraces all over Europe are bustling with imbibers. Throughout Europe, dinner is late—very late—sometimes past nine or ten o’clock.

Vegan wine? What’s next? It seems that the trend towards a plant-based, more environmentally responsible and sustainable diet is really taking hold. When people are differentiating their alcohol based on animal husbandry issues then it must be a real thing, right?