Sushi and WineSushi Making and Pairing Class at Lucky’s Liquor Store, Nanaimo

Ever wanted to learn how to make sushi? Sushi Chefs Thomas and Jodie Robertshaw will walk through from start to finish. In addition, you will learn which wines, sake and beer to pair with different types of sushi.

We are excited to have Bartier Bros. WineryMistaken Identity Vineyards, and Covert Farms Family Estate wines on the menu for this fantastic evening!

Date – April 22, 2014
Time – 6:30 – 8:30
Cost – $60.00 + GST PP

Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be done by calling Lucky’s Liquor Store at 250-585-2275.


Cowichan Chef’s Table Dinner for MS


Savour a spectacular meal of 8 sumptuous courses, each paired with a wine or beverage at beautiful Providence Farm. We are very excited to have been able to pair some of our fabulous BC wines with the incredible culinary talents of some of the best Vancouver Island chefs! Look forHaywire Winery‘s The Bub, Misconduct Wine Co.‘s Syrah Cabernet, and Mistaken Identity Vineyards‘s Charmela. You definitely don’t want to miss this great event!

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

A full line-up of talented local chefs will prepare a fantastic menu. Tickets are only $125 for 8 courses & 8 beverages.

All proceeds going to the MS Society. Great food for a great cause! For tickets or more information on this event please contact the MS Society at 250-748-7010 or by email anne [dot] muir [at] mssociety [dot] ca

Line- up of Chefs for this years event!

Allan Aikman – VIU
Brock Windsor – Stone Soup Inn
Cory Pelan – The Whole Beast Artisan Salumeria
Matt Horn – Cowichan Pasta Company Ltd.
Brad Boisvert – Amuse Bistro
Bill Jones – Deerholme Farm
Ian Blom – Merridale Ciderworks
Janice Mansfield – Real Food Made Easy
Rob Devin – The Old Firehouse Wine Bar



We love it when our wines get reviewed. We love it so much, we just had to share! See what Jurgen Gothe, of The Straight, had to say about our Bartier.Scholefield wines!

“HAYWIRE AND BARTIER Scholefield wines have a lot of similarities. Both are made by Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. The same principals are on the winemaking team. With a few little differences, both make red, white, and pink wines, and each winery has a similar portfolio.

The following three blends are from the 2011 vintage, each is released under the B•S label, and they are all very well-made, affordable blends.

B•S White Table Wine 2011 (310 cases made) 
I love this one best of all, with its spicy edge of fruit in front. The unique blend is produced from Summerland Chardonnay and Oliver Pinot Gris.

B•S Rose Table Wine 2011 (214 cases) 
Much of this may be gone by now—try the winery first, This is produced entirely from Gamay Noir, as noted by

Matt Dumayne, originally from New Zealand and here working with chief winemaker Michael Bartier. It’s “lightly tannic as all good rosés ought to be…[with] frolicsome undertones of red berries.” A great food companion, very juicy and fruity, it works very well with deli meats and cheeses, sushi, and oysters.

B•S Red Table Wine 2011 (408 cases) 
Another winemakers’ quote: “A blend of Merlot with a supporting cast of Syrah, Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir.” Nearly a Meritage, slightly jammy.

Here’s a suggestion: open all three and serve them with your best bouillabaisse, and see which wine works best with the fish stew. The white shows very fresh berry fruit, the rosé offers up hints of sage and stone fruit, and the red wants barbecued meat and hard cheese.”

For the full online review – Click Here.

For a list of where you can find these wines, click

Don’t see your favourite store on our list? They can always order it in for you!