Opinion

APRIL HOROSCOPES: Aries gains an edge, Taurus should expand horizons

Georgia Nicols offers her take on what the coming month may have in store

BEHIND BARS: Culinary arts meets cocktails

Hotel Grand Pacific bartenders enjoy creatively combining elements into a winning flavour

WINE NOTES: From offshore stars to Okanagan class

Robert Moyes dishes on reds from Italy, Spain and Argentina, and a solid-value B.C. chardonnay

MATHIEU POIRIER: Local breweries pitch in with drive-up and delivery services

With taprooms closed and social contact limited, thirsty patrons have new ways to stock up

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Sipping and savouring Sooke

From Sheringham Distillery to Shirley Delicious, the area has plenty to tempt your taste buds

Restaurant Review: Lot 1 Pasta Bar – quality inside belies average exterior

Owners of Bin 4 Burger Lounge focus on Italian cuisine, create upscale atmosphere for Saanich eatery

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REVIEW: Beethoven’s Fifth a masterpiece to begin March

Victoria Symphony’s Beethoven 250 celebrations open with a bang at the Farquhar Auditorium

REVIEW: Langham’s ‘I and You’ will command your attention

Two-actor play about the development of an unlikely friendship one of Langham Court’s best

REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best

Germany-based Concerto Köln musicians light up the stage at Alix Goolden Hall

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy March Madness, Nanaimo style

Festival Nanaimo and other events bring cultural elements together in the Harbour City

MONIQUE SALEZ: Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet sure to feature stunning choreography

But company missed an opportunity to feature diverse retelling of this classic tale

Mathieu Poirier: Beer School a key element of Victoria Beer Week

Aficianados and novices alike can learn much about their favourite brews, March 6-14

BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay

Vis-à-Vis head bartender Josh Boudreau brings a wealth of experience to this wine-centric eatery

WINE NOTES: This blended red won’t get your goat

Robert Moyes takes us from South Africa to Spain, Chile to the Okanagan for his latest wine musings

REVIEW: UVic drama department shows a flair for comedy

Student actors have fun with artificial intelligence in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential

ALLAN REID: Chicken bonanza, Korean style

Simple Victoria restaurant knows how to please if your go-tos are chicken and fries

REVIEW: A redemption story at the Belfry

Playwright-director Tara Beagan draws on grandmother’s personal journey in The Ministry of Grace

YOUR HOROSCOPE: Find out what the stars have in store for February

Monday astrologer offers her take on the coming month

BEHIND BARS: Setting the Stage, à la française

Beverage expert Nate Caudle helping bring a French flavour to Fernwood with cocktail menu

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with daring date nights

From axe throwing to escape rooms to dance lessons, there’s many ways to have fun with a partner