Opinion

WINE NOTES: 2018 a stellar vintage for many B.C. wines, consultant says

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes offers up the VQA highlights from the Bloom show

  • May 23, 2019

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Taking you back to Trinidad

Trini to D Bone offers up satisfying and authentic roti, writes Allan Reid

  • May 16, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Brentwood Bay bliss awaits

Saanich Inlet waterfront area offers a perfect opportunity for a staycation

  • May 10, 2019
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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Downtown treasure offers quality, from pizza on up

Interesting and creative lunch menu satisfies at Zambri’s, writes Allan Reid

  • Apr 25, 2019

FILM REVIEW: Wild creatures help tame prisoners

Robert Moyes offers up his take on The Mustang, screening at local theatres now

  • Apr 24, 2019

Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food

Complexities, ingredients and styles offer more diverse choices, writes Monday beer columnist

  • Apr 23, 2019

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Take a trip from California to Italy to Okanagan

Wine notes by Robert Moyes features the latest vintages to cross his palate

  • Apr 13, 2019

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Spanish blends make delightful pairing partners

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes looks home and abroad for good vintages

  • Mar 21, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Marine magic at play in James Bay

Ogden Point and Fisherman’s Wharf are destinations for locals and visitors alike

  • Mar 20, 2019

COLUMN: Spring weather finally here after record-breaking chill

Rod Chilton has been a climatologist for 40 years

  • Mar 18, 2019

Big on Bocks: Ancient German lager/ale has many different styles, flavours

Monday craft beer columnist Mathieu Poirier gets his goat on

  • Mar 16, 2019

ALLAN REID: Nondescript Chinese restaurant all about the food

Monday’s food reviewer discovers a hidden gem in Hong Kong West

  • Mar 9, 2019

WINE NOTES: Around the world and back to B.C.

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes offers his take on a cross-section of reds and whites

  • Feb 28, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Chilling in Cook Street Village

Monday’s adventure columnist tones it down for a trip to the heart of Fairfield

  • Feb 26, 2019

CRAFT BEER COUNTDOWN: Victoria Beer Week 2019 nearly upon us

Monday beer columnist Mathieu Poirier revels in this learning and tasting extravaganza

  • Feb 19, 2019

REVIEW: Allan Reid finds a meal fit for a king

Monday’s intrepid restaurant reviewer gets the royal treatment at the Fireside Grill

  • Feb 12, 2019

BEHIND BARS: Waterfront bar will Lure you in

Adam Wang and his counterparts have cultivated an impressive local following

ON FILM: Nicole Kidman digs deep in her new starring role

Monday reviewer Robert Moyes talks about Destroyer, the latest film to ditch star beauty for story

  • Jan 30, 2019

BEER AND CHOCOLATE: An ideal Valentine’s combination

Monday craft beer columnist Mathieu Poirier explores the options in Victoria

  • Jan 27, 2019

Travel: Romantic rendezvous awaits on South Island

Monday columnist Tess van Straaten discovers an easy-to reach getaway off the Malahat

  • Jan 27, 2019