Topic: otc beer and wine

For the 'ultimate' autumn wine, consider Gamay

Check out master of wine Barbara Philip's picks for delicious Gamays.

Wine trends of 2017: Italian whites, rosé and keeping it natural

The glories of Italian whites, the renewed popularity of rosé and the ripe-fruit flavours of Chilean wines are among the trending styles and categories on B.C. wine lists. Our master of wine Barbara Phillip recommends some examples.

Get the raw story on raw ale, the newest trend in craft brewing

The newest trend in B.C. craft beer is old school — very old school.

Pinot Noir wines can be tasty without breaking the bank, columnist says

It can be a challenge to find a Pinot Noir that is both satisfying to the tastebuds and to one’s wallet — but On the Coast’s Master of Wine Barbara Philip has some recommendations that achieve both.

Nothing shabby about Chablis wines, columnist says

On The Coast's Master of Wine says Chablis wines are the perfect "summer sipper."

Beware of 'crafty' marketing, beer columnist says

Is the beer you drink craft? Or is it merely craftily marketed? On The Coast beer columnist Rebecca Whyman says it can be hard to tell sometimes.

Check out these picks for great new wines under $25

On The Coast’s master of wine Barbara Philip has some highlights of new wine on B.C. shelves that won't break the bank.

To the patio! 2016 vintage rosé wines hit B.C. shelves

Check out master of wine Barbara Philip's recommendations for great rosés arriving in B.C.

Molto bene, eh? Festival celebrates best of Canadian and Italian wine

Check out these highlights from the Northern Lands festival from our master of wine.

Are new B.C. craft breweries struggling to distinguish themselves?

On The Coast beer columnist says as more breweries open in B.C., new entrants need to find their niches.

New model of craft brewing coming to Vancouver, says beer columnist

Contract brewing is the new kid on the craft beer block and is coming to Vancouver this spring, said On The Coast beer columnist Rebecca Whyman.

Try these great Bordeaux wines from recent years

Wine journalists and buyers from around the world are in Bordeaux, France, during the first week of April to barrel taste the 2016 vintage. They won't be ready for a while but here are some picks from previous years.

Bubbly with your eggs benedict? Columnist says wine becoming big part of Vancouver brunches

Check out our master of wine's picks for great wine to sip on at brunch.

Don't forget a pretzel necklace: 5 tips for a better beer festival experience

Beer festival "season" is just a few weeks away, and our beer columnist has some advice for getting the most of your experience.

Cabernet Sauvignon wines from around the world duel in Texas

Check out Master of Wine Barbara Philip's Cabernet Sauvignon recommendations from the 2017 Texsom wine competition.