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Aug 5, 2009
August Food & Wine
Jim Hoggan/Alexandra Barrow

Jim Hoggan’s Wine Pick In an age of scientific exactitude,  offering the herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers necessary to club nature into submission, an aggressive wine grower can deliver a grape of uncommon – if unnatural – purity, a grape uncluttered by influences that weren’t part of the plan.

Jul 16, 2009
Raving About Vancouver Traffic
Matt O'Grady

Matt O'Grady reflects on SUVs, anger, and a vein-popping Pathfinder driver in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Kits. Today, as a raging steroid monkey in an SUV chased me for six blocks through the otherwise quiet streets of Kitsilano, I wondered about the efficacy of anger.

Jun 29, 2009
Tastes of Summer: July Food & Drinks
BCBusiness D.B.

Part of the great art of wine drinking involves pairing your vino not just with the food you eat but with the location in which you eat it. A fine rosé, for example, almost demands that you head out for a picnic. A good rosé is generally a lighter, fruitier version...

Jun 29, 2009
July Fashion: Waterfront View
Steven Schelling

Considering all the crunches and squats you did to get your beach bod, shouldn’t you be showing it off to its best advantage? Any fool can slip on a pair of flip-flops and amble down to the shore, but it takes true dedication to pull off a co-ordinated seaside ensemble. Making sure you have everything you need, and then some, in one handy beach tote is an art – one we’re happy to share with you. For Him • Etros striped beach towel,

Jun 8, 2009
Your Generosity Test
BCBusiness D.B.

Times are tough, and you might be tempted to downgrade your do-goodery – but we’re here to tell you that giving back doesn’t necessarily mean giving up a lot. As this list shows, some philanthropic deeds can be done on the cheap – and some are easier said than done. Where do you draw the line? Feel free to add your own ethical quagmire to the comment field below.

Jun 3, 2009
How to Do Well at Doing Good
J Bucher

Good and well – a subtle but important distinction. It’s the difference between making money and improving lives. It seems to make sense that the two values would rise in tandem – that the more profitable a company, the more it gives to charity. But it isn’t true. The biggest...

Jun 3, 2009
Camp Couture: Children's Clothing
Steven Schelling

Finding just the right summer camp clothes for kids is a delicate balancing act. First, there’s the issue of size: with bathing suits, no “room-to-grow” rationales – unless you want to shell out for therapy after an embarrassing swim class...

Jun 3, 2009
June Wine: Malbec Achaval-Ferrer 2005
Jim Hoggan/Alexandra Barrow

JIM HOGGAN'S WINE PICK Malbec Achaval-Ferrer 2005 Summertime – and even if the livin’ isn’t as easy as it has been in some other years, it would be a crime to waste the weather. The sun is still high, the air still warm and...

May 12, 2009
Natural Beauties
Steven Schelling

Forty years ago, we were more than happy to slather on chemicals, parabens and silicones in our continuing effort to conquer the ravages of time and look our best. Only crazy, filthy hippies went on about handmade goat’s milk soap and beer shampoo. But as Bob Dylan once sang, the times they are a changin’, to the point where green, all-natural, organic, vegan-friendly and eco-conscious have become the new watchwords of the cosmetics industry. Only now we needn’t smell like...

May 12, 2009
Lofty Libations
Jim Hoggan/Alexandra Barrow

Jim Hoggan’s Wine Pick On the east side of the French A7 autoroute, just across from the Château de Beaucastel’s property in the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation, is the 30-hectare vineyard of the Coudoulet de Beaucastel.

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