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    Welcome to Wine Thursday

    Wine Thursday is a weekly tradition where me and The Brit try a new wine or re-explore a favourite. These are the BC wines we've sipped and savoured in 2020 — all great value for money and accessible for all budgets.

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    The City Girl Craft Beer Festival Survival Guide

    Enjoy craft beer festivals, West Coast City Girl style. Practical tips and tricks for enjoying a day or evening of hoppy libation with fun, grace and gumption. While summer tends to host the bulk of the adult beverage festivals in BC, they usually happen year-round. Particularly in Vancouver and Victoria. The Brit and I recently attended the immensely popular Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) for the first time, and I think it’s one of my favourite festivals I’ve been to — and the weather was perfect! Because the blog has become a little more liquid-focused (and I now do the social media for the BC Ale Trail), I attend a…

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    Wine Down on a Budget – Five Affordable BC Wines to Sip On This Summer

    With summer shining through, it’s time to sip some lighter wines: pretty Rosés, crisp whites and plummy Pinot Noirs. And let’s not forget some vibrant bubbly to toast all the events of what I like to call ‘celebrate everything’ season. (Weddings, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, graduations, barbecues, you name it… It’s that time of year.) Over the years, I’ve become more conscious of shopping, eating, and drinking local. The reality of this is that it’s not always budget-friendly. But the good news is that there are many quality, affordable BC wines available in the #GetThrifty $20-30 range. 

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    Exploring East Sussex Wine Country

    If you’re not from the UK (or have been living under a rock since Harry married Meghan), your first question is possibly “Where is Sussex?”. Answer: Sussex is in southeast England. Your next question might likely “England has a wine country?” Answer: Yes. East Sussex wine country. Actually, wine countries, plural. And they make damn good wine. When you think of England for alcoholic beverages, you might think of ales or bitters; maybe a refreshing gin and tonic. Likely not wine. But East Sussex wine country happens to have soil very friendly to the grapes used for sparkling and Rosé wines. Which has made their offerings, and those all over…

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    Beverages,  Travel

    Coastal BC Craft Breweries Worth the Extra Road Trip Mile

    Continuing with our #friendsinbeerplaces road trip along the Coastal Ale Trail… When I travel,  I’m all about convenience, efficiency, and quality. No set order. All three things come in handy when exploring, but sometimes you need to go the extra mile (or ferry) in order to find quality. The road less travelled, if you will. And that is why the Brit and I are big fans of Love Shack Libations and Townsite Brewing – they are craft breweries that go the extra mile for their customers, which makes going off the beaten path completely worth it.