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February 2019

2019 Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm PST
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

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. The 2019 Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by Blakes, will kick off with a sparkling wine reception at 6 p.m. and features nine additional outstanding wines paired with an exquisite five-course menu prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s culinary team.  All of this will be topped off with live music…

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Živjeli & Namaste

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Vij’s Rangoli, 1480 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Stina @ Vij's Rangoli: Celebrated Croatian chef, Josip Eterovic, of the award-winning Taverna Riva on the island of Brac, comes to Vancouver to join creative forces with Chef Vikram Vij. Together they will present a one-of-a-kind menu of traditional Croatian fare inspired by Indian flair, at Vij’s Rangoli – each course paired with the beautiful wines of Stina. Featured wines: Cuvée White 2017 Cuvée Red 2016 Plavac Mali Barrique 2014 Posip 2016 Plavac Mali Majstor 2014 Posip Majstor 2016 Plavac…

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Coastal Australia Meets France

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Provence Marinaside, 1177 Marinaside Crescent
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Voyager Estate @ Provence Marinaside: Margaret River's award-winning winery Voyager Estate and Vancouver’s award-winning Provence Marinaside invite you to enjoy a wine-paired dinner inspired by life by the sea. Executive Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia’s Southern French cuisine meets Voyager’s coastal Chardonnays and Cabs in a mouth-watering menu. Limit of 4 tickets per order Featured wines: Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2018 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Estate Chardonnay 2016 Estate Chardonnay 2011 Estate Cabernet 2013 Estate Cabernet 2009 Wines subject to change Due to…

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Beauty and the Beest

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Wildebeest, 120 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

Culmina Family Estate Winery @ Wildebeest: Join Canadian wine industry legend and Culmina Family Estate Winery Proprietor Don Triggs at Wildebeest to experience the sublime contrast between classic tradition and contemporary flair. Enjoy the simple decadence of Executive Chef Ian McHale’s country cooking with the sophisticated elegance of rare and library release wines from Culmina's critically-acclaimed portfolio. Menu: Welcome glass: R&D Rosé Blend 2017 FIRST Atlantic Smelt, Creme Fraiche, Avocado Puree, Olive Oil, Pickles Saignée 2017 SECOND Celeriac, Mutsu Apple,…

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Next World Chardonnay

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST
The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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California Chardonnay shocked the wine world at the 1976 Judgement in Paris and has carried on powering the family-owned and operated Jackson Family Wines for more than 35 years. Join us as we journey from the Russian River to Santa Barbara exploring California’s Next Chardonnay with acclaimed Winemaster Randy Ullom. Moderator: Anthony Gismondi Panelist: Randy Ullom Sponsored by Jackson Family Wines & Kendall-Jackson Featured wines: Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2017 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2017 Jackson Estate Camelot Highlands…

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Explore California!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

Louis M Martini Winery @ The Vancouver Club: Take a tour of California's wine regions through three exciting wineries, paired with the award-winning cuisine of Ned Bell, The Vancouver Club’s executive culinary director. Taste Napa Valley terroir through the iconic Louis M Martini Winery; understand Sonoma with Gallo Signature Series wines; and experience a California "Grand Cru" Chardonnay from Talbott Vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The Vancouver Club's dress code is "business casual": jeans, denim, cargo pants and athletic wear…

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A Taste of Croatia

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Coronica, Korta Katarina & Krolo Winery @ L'Abattoir: Explore Croatian wines from the Istrian peninsula to the Dalmatian coast and Adriatic islands, from three renowned winemakers, paired with the exquisite cuisine of Chef Lee Cooper of L'Abattoir. Enjoy exceptional wines made from grapes unique to Croatia, from the world's original Zinfandel to Posip, Plavac Mali, and the Istrian Teran and Malvazija grapes. Menu: Canapés Marinated Pink Scallop with Pink Grapefruit and Baked Oyster, whipped Garlic Butter, Black Truffle Korta Katarina Rosé 2016 and…

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Reaching for the Stars

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Vij’s, 3106 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

Achaval-Ferrer @ Vij's: Join us at Vij’s for an unforgettable food and wine pairing experience, bringing together two uniquely inspiring flavours. Argentina meets India to showcase the authentic and world-class winemaking of Achaval-Ferrer with Vikram Vij’s modern cuisine. The pursuit of quality deeply rooted in tradition with a modern expression. Menu: Canapés Mutton Kebobs Mendoza Malbec 2017 First Course Spicy Indian Crepe with Sautéed Eggplant and Duck Koftas in Creamy Tomato & Kale Curry Quimera Malbec Blend 2014 and Finca…

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Icons of Italy

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Cioppino’s Enoteca Wine Rooms, 1129 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC
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Marchesi de Barolo & Rocca della Macìe @ Cioppino's Enoteca Wine Rooms: A fantastic evening of food and wine hosted by three iconic Italian families. Guests will enjoy a six-course menu featuring award-winning food from iconic Chef Pino Posteraro and award-winning wines from the Zingarelli family of Rocca delle Macìe and Abbona family of Marchesi di Barolo. Featured wines: Marchesi di Barolo Roero Arneis DOCG 2017 Barbaresco della Tradizione DOCG 2014 Barolo della Tradizione DOCG 2014 Barolo Coste di Rose…

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The Heart of Valdobbiadene

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Bauhaus Restaurant, 1 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

Canevel Valdobbiadene @ Bauhus: Canevel Valdobbiadene confers on its sparkling wines notes of freshness, fragrance, complexity, and balance that only the hills in the upper reaches of Treviso can give. Join Masi’s Luc Desroches to explore Canvel’s Proseccos, including the eponymous hillside Cru of Cartizze, paired with a memorable menu from Chef Tim Schulte and Chef David Mueller of Bauhaus. Menu: 1st course Mackerel / Granny Smith / Horseradish / Pumpernickel Canevel, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry 2nd course…

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Discover Robert Mondavi Winery

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio, 1600 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Robert Mondavi Winery @ Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio: Enjoy Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve and Library vintage wines, presented by Robert Mondavi Winery Chief Winemaker Genevieve Janssens and Master of Wine Mark de Vere, and paired with the inspired cuisine of Robert Mondavi Winery Chef Jeff Mosher and Ancora Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde. An elegant and memorable epicurean experience. Menu: Reception Ceviche Nikkei Albacore Tuna, Aji Amarillo and Sesame Leche de Tigre BC Trout Roulade Queso Fresco Crème Fraiche, Nori…

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Le Beau Diner

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Gotham Steakhouse & Bar, 615 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

Beaulieu Vineyard @ Gotham Steakhouse & Bar: Classic and contemporary cuisine meets the historical winemaking of Beaulieu Vineyard. After more than a century of winemaking, Beaulieu Vineyard stands as the benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Join us at Gotham Steakhouse & Bar where Chef Jean Claude Douguet’s menu will honour these extraordinary wines that shaped winemaking in America. Menu: Reception Carneros Chardonnay 2016 1st course Tarragon butter poached lobster Morel sauce, Soubise style, Champagne vinegar, cream, asparagus spears Carneros…

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Artisan Evening of Food & Wine

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Elisa, 1109 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Painted Rock Estate Winery @ Elisa: Painted Rock Estate Winery’s Proprietor John Skinner will pair his award-winning wines with signature dishes from Toptable Group’s contemporary steakhouse, Elisa. The Bordeaux-inspired single vineyard wines are a perfect complement to Executive Chef Andrew Richardson's exceptional wood-fired menu featuring premium cuts of beef, pristine sustainable seafood, and regionally sourced produce. Featured wines: Chardonnay 2017 Cabernet Franc 2014 Cabernet Franc 2015 Malbec 2015 Red Icon 2010 Red Icon 2016 Merlot 2008 Wines subject to change…

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California Crush

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm PST
Waterview, 2nd floor, 1661 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

California vines come alive during this dynamic, walk-around event that pays tribute to the Golden State’s most delicious and exciting wines. It’s a cool, stylish evening of great wine and food, music and entertainment, while socializing with fun people who love California. Sponsored by California Wines Featured wines: Benziger Family Winery AVA Grace Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Stave & Steel Cabernet Sauvignon NV Beringer Vineyards Brothers Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Wine Blend 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016 Bonterra Organic Vineyards Organic…

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German Food and German Wines

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Jägerhof Restaurant, 71 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC Canada

Felsengartenkelleri @ Jägerhof Restaurant: Join Felsengartenkelleri and Jägerhof Restaurant for an evening of German cuisine, paired with wines from the Neckar Valley. Christopher Gerhy and his staff have created a four-course meal to be paired with eight wines from Felsengartenkelleri, with expert insights from Anja Gemmrich, export manger. Menu: First Course Alsatian Tarte Caramelized Onion and Speck (double smoked Bacon) tarte Felsengartenkelleri Junge Cuvée Rosé 2016 Schloss Schnait Riesling 2016 Second Course South Tyrol Crini soup beef broth with cremini…

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Cioppino’s Masters Cali

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, 1133 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Grgich Hills Estate, St. Supery Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Twomey Cellars @ Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill: Wines from some of California’s most iconic wineries will be paired to perfection by the master of Vancouver Italian cuisine, Chef/Owner Pino Posteraro of Cioppino's. This spectacular dinner features wines from Silver Oak Cellars, Twomey Cellars, St. Supéry Vineyards, and Grgich Hills Estate. Featured wines: Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Fume Blanc 2015 Paris Tasting Chardonnay 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Silver Oak Cellars…

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CinCin Altesino! A Tuscan Icon

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
CinCin Ristorante, 1154 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Altesino @ CinCin Ristorante + Bar: Experience the tasteful wines of a land full of history paired with outstanding Italian cuisine. CinCin’s Executive Chef Andrew Richardson will prepare five dishes to complement the iconic wines of Altesino in Montalcino, Tuscany. Lorenzo Gucci, Export Director from Altesino will guide you through this spectacular evening. Limit of 4 tickets per order Featured wines: Bianco Toscana 2018 Rosso di Montalcino 2015 Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2008 Brunello di Montalcino…

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California in Blue Water Ocean

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Duckhorn Wine Company, Silverado Vineyards & Trefethen Family Vineyards @ Blue Water Cafe: Savour spectacular Napa wines paired with the culinary genius of Executive Chef Frank Pabst. Taste the best from Duckhorn Wine Company, Silverado Vineyards, and Trefethen Family Vineyards for an amazing evening at acclaimed Blue Water Cafe. Limit of 4 tickets per order Featured wines: Duckhorn Wine Company Calera Mt. Harlen Ryan Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016 Napa Valley Merlot 2015 Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2016 Silverado Vineyards Mt. George…

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Best of the West

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
West Restaurant, 2881 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

Stags' Leap Winery @ West Restaurant: Located at the very heart of Stags Leap District, an intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, Stags’ Leap Winery has upheld a proud winemaking heritage in this prestigious appellation since 1893. Enjoy an incredible evening of Executive Chef Bobby Milheron’s West Coast cuisine and Stags’ Leap wines at West Restaurant, the “jewel in Vancouver's culinary crown.” Menu: Canapés sawmill bay oysters, viognier jelly, dill crispy parmesan, roasted mushroom, truffled chantilly Stags’ Leap Viognier…

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Sordo’s Centenary of Barolo

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Sordo @ Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar: Don’t miss this majestic dinner featuring four stellar Barolo vintages from the award-winning cellars of Sordo – 100 Years of Barolo. Executive Chef Alex Chen (Vancouver Magazine Chef of the Year) and Sommelier JP Potters of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar team up with Elisa Rabino of Sordo to present an unforgettable evening of fine dining. Featured wines: Langhe Bianco Rapujè 2017 Barolo Sordo 2014 Barolo Ravera 2012 Barolo Perno 2012 Barolo Gabutti Riserva…

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Hy’s Caymus Wine Dinner

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, 637 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Wagner Family of Wine @ Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar: The Wagner Family of Wine has shaped Napa Valley’s wine industry since the late 1800s, creating Caymus Vineyards in 1972. Don’t miss your chance to try six incredible family-made wines, including the world-famous Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, paired with Chef Sutha Jeyarasa’s perfectly grilled steaks and the freshest fish and seafood at Hy’s. Menu Reception Cheese Toast Conundrum Blanc de Blanc 2017, California Prawn and Scallop sautéed in beurre…

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Just Chill

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
The Loft at Earl’s Yaletown, 1095 Mainland
Vancouver, BC Canada

A casual wine party for the cool crowd. Enjoy an evening of light bites, music, and wines that are best served chilled at The Loft at Earls Yaletown. In addition to a wide selection of bubbles, bright whites and rosés, you’ll discover red wines that will delight your palate when the temperature drops. Sponsored by the participating wineries Featured wines: Familia Zuccardi Blanc de Blancs NV Santa Julia Pinot Grigio del Mercado 2017 RedHeads Wine Yard Dog White 2017 Blue…

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Gold Pass

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 pm PST
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Experience everything the festival has to offer with VIP treatment when you become a Gold Pass holder. A terrific value, this pass offers incomparable access to VanWineFest. A $749 value for only $499! Gold Pass holders receive: Three evenings of International Festival Tastings Thursday, February 28, Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, 7-10 p.m. Three afternoon sessions in the Tasting Room Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1, 2:30-5 p.m. Trade Tastings The expanded Saturday matinee public tasting, Saturday, March…

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RMW: A Visionary Journey

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
VCC West, meeting room 118, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC

Join Robert Mondavi Winery Chief Winemaker Genevieve Janssens and Master of Wine Mark de Vere on a journey through the extraordinary wine growing regions of Napa Valley. Taste through Robert Mondavi Winery’s reserve and new vintage releases from these renowned appellations and vineyards. Moderator: Mark de Vere MW Panelist: Genevieve Janssens Sponsored by Robert Mondavi Winery Featured wines: Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley 2016 Fumé Blanc, Oakville 2015 Fumé Blanc, Reserve 2016 Carneros Chardonnay Reserve 2016 Carneros Pinot Noir Reserve 2015…

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Pinot’s Siren Call of Seduction

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
VCC West, Meeting Room 121, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada
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What is it about Pinot Noir that continues to cast a spell on winemakers and wine lovers alike? Join wine educator, author and historian Paul Wagner and a panel of seduced Pinot producers from Burgundy, Oregon, California, New Zealand, and BC’s Okanagan Valley to hear their tales of enchantment, passion, and inevitable heartbreak. Moderator: Paul Wagner Panelists: Ross Baker, Jean-Charles Boisset, Darryl Brooker, Shirley Brooks, Christine Coletta, Randy Fabian, Gina Gallo, Thomas Price, Rick Sayre Sponsored by participating wineries Featured…

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Grapes Unknown

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
VCC West, Meeting Room 109, 1055 Canada Place
vancouver,
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Discover grapes off the beaten path in this seminar designed to expand your palate beyond the classic international varieties. James Nevison, The Province’s Wine Guy, will lead a panel of vine stars through an exploration of grapes you might not be able to spell, but will have no trouble enjoying.  Moderator: James Nevison Panelists: Moreno Coronica, Max Di Lenardo, Charlie Geoghegan, Jane Glee, Katharine Anderson Groethe, Dražan Krolo, David Phillips, Miron Radic, Giovanni Silvestri, Maria Sosa, Sara Triggs Sponsored by…

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International Festival Tasting – Thursday Evening

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
VCC West, Ballroom C, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, California, Napa Valley, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and…

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March 2019

Rhône Around the World

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
VCC West, Meeting Room 109, 1055 Canada Place
vancouver,
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Rhône grapes have made an indelible mark in their native region in France, but are now being grown successfully throughout the wine world. While Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne have unique varietal expressions, they also partner well in a blend. This seminar takes you from Australia to North America’s West Coast to Spain and, of course, the Rhône Valley. Moderator: Mark Shipway, Jon Bonné Panelists: Ross Baker, Donal Black, Frédéric Chaudière, Victor Costa, Bernard Duseigneur, Bodhi Edwards, Loren Gil,…

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The Icons of Napa Valley

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
VCC West, meeting room 118, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
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Celebrate the wines from some of Napa Valley’s iconic producers and meet the vintners and winemakers behind the wines. Hear their stories, learn more about who they are and what drives them to make world class wines. If you love Napa Valley, this is a seminar not to be missed. Moderator: DJ Kearney Panelists: Gillian Ballance MS, Brian Bostwick, Mark de Vere MW, Harvest Duhig, Michael Eddy, Thomas Price, Brooke Shenk, Jon Ruel, Maryanne Wedner, Russ Weis Sponsored by Napa…

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Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge – Friday

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm PST
VCC West, Ocean Foyer, Level 1, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Amplify your tasting experience in the exclusive Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge. Admission includes that evening’s International Festival Tasting from 7-10 p.m. (a $99 value), so feel free to travel between both events. The lounge has its own convenient entrance to the Tasting Room. Sample an assortment of festival bottles and enjoy some light bites. Learn more about festival wines and get tasting advice for the room. Need a break from the crowds? Simply return to the lounge for a…

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International Festival Tasting – Friday Evening

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
VCC West, Ballroom C, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, California, Napa Valley, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and…

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Gusto Latinoamericano

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PST
Lift Bar Grill View, 333 Menchions Mews
Vancouver, BC Canada
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A sumptuous sit-down lunch featuring food-friendly wines from Latin America. Enjoy wines from Argentina and Chile, matched with a mouth-watering meal from Lift Bar Grill View. Sponsored by the participating wineries Featured wines: Domaine Bousquet Organic Brut NV Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 Viña Santa Ema Amplus Carmenére ONE 2017 Bodegas Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2016 Bodega Argento Cabernet Franc Reserva 2016 Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2017 Wines subject to change Note: Must be 19 or older…

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PICA Kitchen Party

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm PST
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 101 - 1505 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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“All great parties end in the kitchen.” Take a wine and food journey through the kitchens of PICA, featuring international wines matched with a small bite prepared by some of Vancouver’s top chefs, members of Chefs' Table Society of BC. Each kitchen will highlight a wine-and-food pairing from a different region, with the chef and winery principal sharing insights on what makes this pairing perfect. Sponsored by Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Chefs' Table Society of BC and the participating…

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Dine Italia

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm PST
La Terrazza, 1088 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Experience the celebrated wines of Italy with a superb multi-course lunch prepared by La Terrazza’s renowned chef Gennaro Iorio. This annual culinary treat of timeless Italian fare is prepared with fresh local ingredients, served in one of Vancouver’s most enchanting dining rooms, and paired with the wines of top Italian producers. Sponsored by the participating wineries Limit of 4 tickets per order Featured wines: Reception / Canapes MASI Agricola Canevel Campofalco Organic DOCG Valdobbiadene NV First Course Di Lenardo Vineyards…

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Festive California

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
VCC West, Level 3, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Experience the quintessential California tasting and enjoy dozens of California’s finest wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music. Discover new wine and food matches at every table. Savour an afternoon of unlimited fun, food and music – at the liveliest West Coast wine and food walk-around event under the sun! Sponsored by California Wines and Gismondionwine

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Matinee

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm PST
VCC West, Ballroom C, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Now available at regular rate. Advance rate tickets have sold out. The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations…

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Next Gen California

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
VCC West, Meeting Room 109, 1055 Canada Place
vancouver,
Going Fast!

This wine-fueled roundtable breaks the glass ceiling and embraces the future of the wine industry with some of California’s most exciting next generation of vineyard personalities. This team is making wines that are lighter, brighter, and lots of fun. It’s the California way, and it’s never tasted so good.  Moderator: DJ Kearney Panelists: Jamie Benziger, Harvest Duhig, Gina Gallo, Ralf Holdenried, Austin Hope, Randy Lange, Justin Seidenfeld, Ray Signorello, Melissa Stackhouse Sponsored by California Wines Featured wines: Black Stallion Estate…

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Ravenswood’s Godfather of Zin

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
VCC West, meeting room 118, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
Going Fast!

Joel Peterson, Founder of Ravenswood Winery and “Godfather of Zinfandel,” is one of the great pioneers of Zinfandel in California and enjoys a cult-following of Zin lovers across the globe. Joel will take guests through a tasting of Ravenswood wines from some of California’s best growing regions while sharing stories of their exceptional history during this exclusive experience.  Panelist: Joel Peterson Sponsored by Ravenswood Featured wines: Pickberry Vineyard Red Blend, Sonoma County 2015 Barricia Vineyard Zinfandel, Sonoma County 2014 Icon…

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The Shape of Wine

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PST
Brix & Mortar, 1138 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Riedel’s Regional Manager, Alysha Harker, as she guides you on a journey through your senses. Discover how glass shape changes your wine as you sample Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon in the Extreme Retail Tasting set, Riedel’s varietal-specific collection for New World wine. The set of glasses is yours to take home! Moderator: Alysha Harker Panelists: Cecilia Carrasco, Randy Picton, Sam Temme, Karl Wente Sponsored by Riedel Featured winees: Familia Zuccardi  Q Cabernet Sauvignon  2015 Wirra Wirra…

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Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge – Saturday

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm PST
VCC West, Ocean Foyer, Level 1, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Amplify your tasting experience in the exclusive Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge. Admission includes that evening’s International Festival Tasting from 7-10 p.m. (a $109 value), so feel free to travel between both events. The lounge has its own convenient entrance to the Tasting Room. Sample an assortment of festival bottles and enjoy some light bites. Learn more about festival wines and get tasting advice for the room. Need a break from the crowds? Simply return to the lounge for a…

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Evening

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
VCC West, Ballroom C, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, California, Napa Valley, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and…

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Vintners Brunch

Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm PST
VCC West, Ballroom D, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Tickets are only available by phone or in person. Vintners Brunch takes you on a tour of top restaurants and caterers, each one pairing a dish to a specific wine from around the world. Chefs and wine personalities share the secrets of their wine and food pairing. Professionals from the food and wine industry will be on hand to choose the winner of the annual Judges’ Choice Award – and you can vote on your favourite pairing for the Peoples’…

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