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Celebrating Excellence: 15th Annual Awards Lunch Featuring Wines from Spain & Portugal, presented by ContainerWorld

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March 2, 2018
11:30 am - 1:15 pm


VCC East, meeting room 1
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Ticket Status: Sold Out

Guests are invited to attend a buffet style lunch that features perfectly paired Spanish and Portuguese wines and cuisine. With 40 wines available, this is the perfect setting for the unveiling of the Vancouver International Wine Festival award winners: Wine Program Excellence Awards, Sommelier of the Year and Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award.

Celebrating Excellence: 15th Annual Awards Lunch, Featuring Wines from Spain & Portugal, is emceed by Global BC news anchor Sophie Lui.

Sponsored by ContainerWorld and the participating wineries

Featured wines:

Casal Garcia Vinho Verde NV
Casal Garcia Rosé NV

Caves Messias
Quinta do Valdoeiro Bairrada Red 2013
Quinta do Valdoeiro Bairrada White 2016

Ramos Pinto
Duas Quintas Douro Red 2014
Adriano White Reserva 2015

Real Companhia Velha
Evel Branco 2016
Evel Tinto 2014

Sogrape Vinhos
Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Vinho Blanco Reserva 2016
Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Year Old

Vicente Faria Vinhos
Animus Vinho Verde 2016
Gloria Reserva 2015

Álvaro Palacios / Palacios Remondo / Descendientes de J. Palacios
Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja 2014
Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Rioja 2016

Arínzano Vinos de Pago
Hacienda Red DO Pago 2014
Hacienda White DO Pago 2015

Bodegas Arráez
Cava Sutra Brut NV
Mala Vida Roble 2015

Cellers Baronia del Montsant
Clos d’Englora AV14 2005
Flor D’ Englora 2011

Campo Viejo
Tempranillo Rose 2016
Grand Reserva 2011

Familia Castaño
Hecula 2015
Macabeo Chardonnay 2016

Grupo Chivite
Las Fincas Rosado 2016
Vina Salceda Crianza 2014

CVNE – Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España
Monopole Clásico 2014
Cune Gran Reserva 2011

Grupo Faustino
V Reserva 2012
Portia Ebeia Roble 2016

Bodegas Franco-Españolas
Rioja Bordon Rose 2016
Rioja Bordon Reserva 2011

D.S. Cuvee 2008
Organic Brut Rosado NV

Guy Anderson Wines
Anciano Old Vines Garnacha 2015
Anciano 7 Year Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2008

Muriel Wines
Conde de los Andes White 2015
Vina Muriel Reserva 2011

Parés Baltà / Gratavinum
Parés Baltà Cava Brut, Penedès  NV
Parés Baltà Mas Elena, Penedès  2014


Catalan tomato bread
Jamon Serrano with marinated olives
Tortilla de patatas
Wild mushroom salad with Spanish olive oil and Jerez sherry vinegar
Ensalada asada with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and onions with olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon
Caldo verde soup sips

Action stations:

Bilbao style braised rabbit with chocolate, apples, mushrooms and hazelnuts served on saffron rice
Carved piri piri leg of lamb, roasted Cipollini onions and Thumbelina carrots with a vintage port reduction
Steamed littleneck clams and chorizo with potatoes, garlic and white wine

Passed desserts:

Arroz Doce
Toucinho do Ceu (portuguese almond cake)
Helado de canela (cinnamon ice cream)
Tarta de crema Catalana

Wines and menu subject to change

Trade events are available only to those in the wine, restaurant and hospitality industries who buy, sell, serve or market wine in their business. Registration is required.

Must be 19 or older (No Minors) to attend Vancouver International Wine Festival events. Two pieces of ID are required. Infants and babies are not permitted.