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Elliot Faber

Elliot Faber celebrates wine followed by food, language, travel, pop culture and people through studying, writing, networking and educating. Wine Director for the Salut Wine and Food Festival, he is a Sommelier accredited at various levels with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, International Sommelier Guild and Court of Master Sommeliers and is still continuing to add to his credentials. Elliot is a regular contributor to, has paired wines for award winning dinners, worked with high profile clients on sophisticated culinary events, consulted on restaurant wine lists, and created education programs for all types of demographics. He believes that wine professionals, enthusiasts, consumers and laymen alike can all get along and share a passion for the grape that can be translated around the world through (almost) every bottle and he always tries to find a way to give back.

Vancouver iconic restaurants DB Bistro Moderne and Lumière go out in style

Canada's first Iron Chef started it and a Three-Star Michelin Chef sadly has to end it: Landmark Vancouver restaurants Lumière and DB Bistro Moderne will be laid to rest but not before a classy exit.

Lady Gaga meets Marie Antoinette with fashion, music, and art at EVOLUTION

For the benefit of A Loving Spoonful, EVOLUTION will feature North American musical performers and dancers, such as House of La Douche

Ocean Wise Cookbook to be released Nov 3

The Ocean Wise Cookbook promises to be a trove of seafood recipes for the sustainable chef.

Choosing wines on a student budget

For under thirty dollars, you can purchase wines from Greece to Portugal, Chile to South Africa, Argentina to the Okanagan.  Wine, even on a student budget, can be delicious. One of my favorite...