Last week we received an email asking us if we wanted to know more about Mitt Romney's tax strategies (a quick search through our archives revealed exactly one mention of the Republican candidate), the sort of correspondence that generates a quick laugh and a itchy delete finger. 

That said, we get an awful lot of press release our way, which we generally don't write about unless it's about a place or an event that we ourselves would go to. After much soul-searching (read: about five minutes of thought distracted by a Jose Andres re-run), we concluded that we might be doing you all a disservice by not providing you with that information. 

We're thinking that you can make up your own minds by your own damn self, and so we'll be posting info on Fridays about various local events in a collected round-up without judgment or commentary...unless we get outrage that the idea blows. 

The PR noise this week: 

- the BC Cultural Crawl is throwing "Naramata on the River" at New West's River Market, featuring winemakers from the region on April 24th; 

- Memphis Blues' annual "Butts, Racks and Daddy's Milk" - basically bbq and craft beer pairings - goes down on April 10th at their Commercial Dr location; 

- the Fairmont Chateau Whistler showcases Clos Du Val Winery in a paired dinner on April 21st in their new Grill Room at $145/head (excl. taxes); 

- the Arts Club's 32nd annual California wine fair runs at the Convention Centre on April 18th, with 120 odd wine producers on hand. Tickets are $75/person or $65/person for parties of 6 or more.