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New drinks column: Fussy Pinot Noir grape thrives in Cowichan

New drinks column: Fussy Pinot Noir grape thrives in Cowichan

Today, we begin a column on local wines, beers and spirits by Garth Eichel, an experienced food and wine columnist who is studying for his diploma through the International Sommelier Guild.
Jack Knox: 25 memorable stories of 2010

Jack Knox: 25 memorable stories of 2010

The Olympics. Political upheaval. Bunnies. From the serious to the silly, there were many issues that helped shape 2010. Jack Knox looks back at stories -- some significant, some definitely not -- that you'll remember.

Al-Sultan a fine entrée to Mideast cuisine

Though we are fortunate to have a broad range of places to choose from when dining out in Victoria, restaurants focusing on the cuisine of one of the world's oldest corners are relatively new here.

Pepper grinder trouble, and a checklist

I just bought a Dolce pepper grinder and couldn't figure out how to remove the top to put in more peppercorns. The little pamphlet that came with it gave no clue.

Pam Grant: City's best fast (good) food

Christmas shopping can be hungry work, but fast food doesn't have to mean something you would be embarrassed to tell your jogging buddies you ate.
It's going to hurt

It's going to hurt

But experts reveal tips for waxing sensitive parts of the body

Restaurant Review: Savour the spicy tastes of India in View Royal

When you're a restaurant critic, a frequent question you face is "What is your favourite food?" which is a bit like asking someone who writes about music to name their favourite song.

What's dishwasher safe

I was checking out some roasting pans in a kitchen supply store and noticed that in the attached little booklet there's a warning about dishwashers.

Bridge is not the only vote in town

But the Johnson Street span dominates voter discussion

11 candidates vie for one council seat

Marianne Alto Age: 53 Occupation: facilitator Website: mariannealto.
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