Go Haywire with Pink Bub this Valentine’s Day


It’s not only that time of year to celebrate love, it’s time to have fun; and fun starts with Haywire Sparkling Rose!

In high demand from both the wine-loving public and restaurants, the famous Pink Bub and its companion Baby Bub sparkling rose return, in time for Valentine’s Day. Topped with a crown cap, these premium bubbles are ready to be popped and festivities can unfold.

Flavours of strawberry and zippy citrus, carried by the delicate mousse of the bubbles, makes this wine great on its own, to start your meal, with a cheese course or with bready pastries.

Available year-round, Haywird’s rose sparkling wines are created by Okanagan Crush Pad’s sparkling wine winemaker, Lynzee Schatz. Lynzee creates Pink Bub and Baby Bub by adding a few drops of red wine to the dosage as the wine is capped.

Until this year, the Pink Bub and Baby Bub have been sold as a one-time annual release. While pre-Valentine’s Day will remain the annual release date, the winery has sourced more grapes and added more spakling wine equipment and commencing 2019, Pink Bub and Baby Bub will be available all year round!

Winemaker Lynzee says the wine has notes of strawberry tart, tangy lemon and bright and fresh pure red apple.

Be sure to pick up a bottle to toast this Valentine’s Day!


Cornucopia kicks off today in Whistler!

The wait is finally over for wine, spirit, cocktail and food connoisseurs anticipating the return of Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial with the festival kicking off today November 8 for the next 11 days.

Now in its 22nd year, Cornucopia goes far beyond food and drink, offering a diverse selection of events fit for the keen connoisseur’s palate to those simply eager to learn. From cooking demonstrations and drink seminars to winery dinners, tastings, and evening parties, this year’s festival will leave patrons counting the days until next year.

From cooking demonstrations to drink seminars, winery dinners to tastings and a new after-dark party – Abstract Future – this year’s festival will leave patrons counting down the days until next year.

The Signature event: House Party – Best of BC , a local festival favourite and perennial sell-out gets the party started on November 8th at the Whistler Conference Centre. On the same evening elsewhere in the resort, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Small Farms wine dinner and Legs Diamond’s Intimate Evening both have tickets remaining should a dinner out be more to your liking. Later that evening, Comedy Kitchen returns for an evening of laughs. Visit the full schedule for  the full 11 day schedule of events.

Below are just a few tips for surviving the multiple days of food and drink celebration at Cornucopia:

Come Hungry! – with multi-course meals, culinary stage demonstrations, Chef Table Luncheons, gourmet dinners and much more – delicious food will not be in short supply.

Sleep – a bustling evening schedule set to take guests through to the early hours of the morning, so be sure to grab some a restful sleep at one of Whistler’s many hotels.

Stay “Nourished” – with food and drink in excess, Cornucopia has created the Nourish stage series aimed to balance guests’ food and drink intake with health and wellness-inspired culinary demonstrations.

Souvenirs! Visit the Cornucopia Liquor Store – guests can purchase their favourite wines, beers and liquors from Cornucopia’s signature tasting events, so they can continue the celebration at home.

Exclusive rates with last minute stay and play packages are still available to help you get more for less. Enjoy the flagship tasting event: CRUSH or top-shelf wine tastings at Cellar Door, plus accommodation starting at just $92 per person, per night when you book on whistlercornucopia.com.

Whistler’s premiere celebration of food and drink is the place to be. From exclusive deals on lodging and events, to incredible dinners, tastings, and intimate chef demonstration, Cornucopia is a culinary festival not to be missed.

For detailed schedule information or to purchase tickets visit www.whistlercornucopia.com.