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A Venetian Masquerade

Saturday, February 20, 2016
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
6-11 pm

$450/$3600 table of 8

One of the most spectacular wine and food events in the city - an evening of incredible wine, inventive food pairings, and unparalleled opportunities to enhance your wine cellar.

Bacchanalia kicked off with an Italian sparkling wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by a five-course meal paired with nine wines from Italy, Australia, Spain, Croatia, France and Portugal. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s executive chef, Cameron Ballendine, created a series of gastronomic delights. And if that’s not enough, auctions included unique culinary experiences, excursions and extravaganzas, featuring chefs and sommeliers from the West Coast’s top restaurants.

But above all, Gala is a must for any serious wine collector: throughout the evening, patrons had the opportunity to bid on rare and unique wines through silent and live auctions. This year, the live auction included a bottle of 1906 Château Latour, valued at $10,000, and other spectacular wine collections. This year, the auctions raised $210,000, with proceeds benefiting Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.

Black tie (Masks encouraged)

Featured wineries and wines:

Valdo Numero 10 Brut Metodo Classico NV, Veneto, Italy
Majella Minuet NV, Coonawarra, Australia
Miguel Torres Pazo das Bruxas Albariño Rías Baixas DO 2014, Galicia, Spain
Stina Pošip 2013, Dalmatia, Croatia
Famille Perrin Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc AOC 2012, Rhône, France
Fontanafredda Serralunga d’Alba Barolo DOCG 2010, Piedmont, Italy
Barone Ricasoli Colledilà Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2011, Tuscany, Italy
Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2011, Veneto, Italy
Gérard Bertrand Chateau La Sauvageonne Terrasses du Larzac AOC Grand Vin 2011, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port NV, Douro Valley, Portugal


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