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Trade Tasting, presented by ContainerWorld – Friday
The Trade Tasting, presented by ContainerWorld, is the best opportunity to explore the Tasting Room with your industry peers. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet wine producers from around the world, to taste rare wines, and perhaps to discover the next big thing in the industry.
Looking for the full Trade Days experience? Purchase the Trade Days Pass, which includes two Trade Tastings, two seminars and two lunches.
Trade Buyers Entry (1:30-2:30 p.m)
The first hour in the room (1:30-2:30 pm) is reserved for trade buyers and executive chefs only, providing the time and freedom to taste wines and connect with wine industry personalities away from the crowds. VanWineFest defines buyers as wine and/or food industry trade professionals who purchase multiple cases of wine per month on behalf of their establishment. You must register as a qualified buyer before you are able to purchase the a Trade Tasting Ticket with Trade Buyers Entry.
BC Liquor Stores Festival Wine Shop – all wines served in the Tasting Room are available for purchase in the onsite store, but some are in VERY limited supply. When you discover a wine that you want to purchase, don’t wait until the end of the session to buy it as it might be sold out – put it in the handy bottle check, and then continue tasting. Repeat as necessary. When you’re ready to leave, check out your wines. And if you live in British Columbia, your purchases can be shipped free of charge to your nearest BC Liquor Store. Note that entry to the store is restricted to those who have a current tasting session ticket.
The Trade Tastings are restricted to those in the wine, restaurant and hospitality industries who buy, sell, serve or market wine in their business. Members of the trade must register online to purchase Trade Days tickets. Individuals purchasing tickets for these events must provide their name, occupational title, and the name of their establishment prior to booking. A name tag with this information is required for entry to all Trade Tasting sessions, including the Trade Buyers Entry. To access the Trade Buyers Entry from 1:30-2:30 pm, please ensure that you identify yourself as a buyer during the registration process.
Event details subject to change
Must be 19 or older (No Minors) to attend Vancouver International Wine Festival events. Two pieces of ID (one with photo and birthdate) are required. Infants and children are not permitted.
Festival events are subject to Public Health Orders and/or venue policies. As per the current situation, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination for entrance to events, and masks are not required. If the vaccine passport is reinstated prior to the event, however, we will update our policy to ensure we are in line with provincial guidelines. As we have a firm policy of no refunds or exchange, please keep that in mind when making your purchase.