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Oyama Summer Wine Pairing

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On a somewhat regular basis, we have asked Kurtis Kolt, a Vancouver-based freelance wine consultant, presenter and writer, to suggest wine pairings with various Oyama products.  Kurtis had these thoughts about our Jambon de Bayonne “prosciutto”:

“We’ve finally splashed in to summer, so this month I’m thinking we’ll go pink! Let’s start out the theme with Oyama’s Jambon de Bayonne, a French style of prosciutto that’s cured with spices and air-dried on the bone, then aged for a minimum of eight months. It has a wonderful, buttery texture and light, nutty elements with hints of citrus and red fruit. My wine choice to wash down all of this deliciousness is the 2015 Rosé from Monster Vineyards on British Columbia’s Naramata Bench. Composed mainly from Merlot and a tiny splash of Malbec, it has a concentrated, cherry-like hue, and exudes plenty of stone fruit flavours like apricots, nectarines and some delightful notes of grilled peaches on the lengthy finish. Just as prosciutto-wrapped peaches make for such a spot-on combo, this jambon and Rosé go together so well – it’ll be more than just a summertime fling.”

You can pick up the Jambon de Bayonne at our counter. 

The Monster Vineyards 2015 Rosé is available at BCLDB stores ($15.99)

Kurtis Kolt has a weekly wine column in the Georgia Straight and often presents seminars at wine festivals and beyond.

Summer 2016 at Oyama

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It would be impossible to imagine summer without Oyama!  We have an amazing array of delicious sausages, salamis, patés, terrines, cheeses and more to treat you all summer long!  Whether you are entertaining, hiking, picnicking, beaching, etc. Oyama will be there for you!

40-50 types of fresh sausages each week for the BBQ and at least a dozen smoked ones

Patés, terrines, salamis, prosciuttos and more for the perfect picnic or party trays

Snacks galore like pepperoni, Landjager, Bierbeisser and more to get you through those summer hikes or to nourish you while you watch the fireworks

Hams, turkey, cold cuts galore for easy and delicious sandwiches

Don`t forget the ultimate picnic treat; our famous and incredibly delicious homemade British Pork Pies – ready to eat and soooooo good!

Remember to order ahead for the Canada Day, B.C. Day and Labor Day long weekends – Chili Cheese Brats and Pulled Pork Sausages.  We only make them for these special weekends, so don`t miss out

Wherever your summer takes you, don`t leave Oyama behind.  Happy summer!

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June 2016 at Oyama

Summer is here, school is almost out and Oyama is ready to fill your BBQ and picnic basket with tons of tasty treats!

childrens fest 2Thursday June 2nd to Sunday 5th – Granville Island Children`s Festival

This is always a fun event to attend with your kids and at Oyama we make sure we make plenty of things to please the younger members of your family!  Yummy and lean snacks like Honey Garlic Pepperoni and Turkey Pepperoni, Grassfed Beef Dogs for the grill, the best Wieners and Turkey Wieners and tons of sausages such as Maple Breakfast, Apple Chicken, Turkey Blueberry and many more, as well as our delicious Candy Ham – with Maple Syrup.  Come on down, enjoy all that Granville Island has to offer for the young and not so old!

fathers day20160615_110608Friday June 17th – Sunday 19th – Father`s Day Weekend and Ginapalooza

Dad deserves a special weekend too and Oyama wants to be sure the grill is fired up with lots of his favorites!  How about Elk Sausage with Juniper, or Prime Rib Beef, Bourbon Chilpotle Pork or Tequila Lime Chicken?  Or some of our many awesome snacking sausages while he watches his favorite game or has a beer while grilling those sausages?!  Make it a great weekend for him!  Also, Vancouver celebrates Ginapalooza this weekend with lots of gin tastings around town.  We will have a special Olive-Gin Saucisson Sec, Gin Chorizo sausage, and Gin Glazed Ham, all made with local Long Table Distillery`s award-winning London Dry gin. Also, we will give you lots of ideas on Oyama goodies to pair with gin, such as our Saucisson Sec Orange or Citron.  Cheers!

canadadayThursday June 30th – Sunday July 3rd – Canada Long Weekend with lots of “Summer Sausages”

Start your Canada Day celebrations early with another load of Chili Cheese Brats and Southern Pulled Pork sausages, along with dozens more BBQ sausages, fresh and smoked.  It`s going to be a sizzling summer with Oyama – Happy Summer!

May 2016 at Oyama

The beautiful month of May – a time to honor our mothers and to get ready for Oyama`s official launch into summer!

mothers_bouquetFriday May 6th – Sunday 8th – Mother`s Day Weekend

Celebrate Mom all weekend with tasty treats from Oyama!  Delicious patés and terrines, including favorites like Strasbourg Terrine, Pheasant Terrine and Wild Boar Terrine, or Mushroom Armagnac Pâté and many more.  We`re really going to town on sausages this year, such as Truffled Pheasant, Champagne Truffle Chicken, Italian Marsala and many more.  Not to mention a cornucopia of prosciuttos, salamis and cheeses to choose from to really celebrate Mom in style!  Happy Mother`s Day

summer bbq DSCN0226Friday May 20th – Sunday 23rd – May Long Weekend – Oyama`s Official Summer Begins!

Oooooooh yes, the true beginning of summer is this weekend when Oyama makes our famous Chili Cheese Brats and Southern Pulled Pork sausages!  These delectable sausages are only available for the summer long weekends, so be sure to order ahead!  Lots of other delicious BBQ sausages to choose from as well as tons of picnic ideas (pork pies, charcuterie, snacking sausages…).  Give your perfect Vancouver summer the right start!

beer-banner beer and charcuterie craft beerFriday May 27th-Sunday 29th – Craft Beer Weekend

Vancouver is celebrating Craft Beer Week and so are we!  Either we use local craft beer in our sausages, or we recommend many of our sausages to be enjoyed with local craft beer.  Either way we will make some super tasty things like Craft Beer Ham, Craft Beer Salami, Dark Beer Chorizo, Beer Brats and much more.  Prosit!