A Canadian band that deserves an American audience, July Talk remember never before in Vancouver

Concert review—July Talk at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, March 29 by Shawn Conner July Talk played the first to two shows at the Commodore on Wednesday night.  Now 11 years into its career, the Toronto act is plateauing. The new album, Remember Never Before, can be seen as a response to the pandemic in more […]

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Passionate Pairings 2014 at the Boathouse

Passionate Pairings 2014

Passionate Pairings at the Boathouse, March 1 2014. Robyn Hanson photo.

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014 – Passionate Pairings

– photos by Robyn Hanson

One of our favourite Vancouver International Wine Festival events is the Saturday afternoon bacchanal known as Passionate Pairings. Featuring small plates, oysters, a selection of cheeses and New Zealand wines, the annual Boathouse event offers a view of the beach and (usually) grey skies – the latter offset by the sunny aromas and tastes of Down Under Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays.

This year’s offered something special – New Zealand oysters flown in just for this occasion.

These photos by Robyn Hanson highlight some of the plates, wines and people at this year’s Passionate Pairings.

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