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Pivoting the Pandemic & Beyond

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

What’s possible for the future of the wine business in all of its expressions? This industry plenary will explore some of the many pivots and evolutions from the past two years, jumpstarting a conversation about the future of our industry. Where can we find new, innovative collaborations? What can different parts of the trade do to benefit the wine community as a whole? How can we turn our many-pillared industry into a future-proofed whole? Moderators: Chris Rielly, Jason Yamasaki Panelists:…

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Welcome Back Lunch, presented by Hillebrand

May 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Join us as we celebrate the return of Trade Days with the Welcome Back Lunch, presented by Hillebrand, the kick-off to the first tasting room session. Network with colleagues from around the globe while getting a head-start on select wines from the room, leaving you with more time for your after-lunch tasting room strategy. Then take a seat at the long tables to enjoy a delectable buffet-style menu created by VCC’s Executive Chef Maurizio Persichino. Wineries will be grouped alphabetically…

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Trade Tasting, presented by ContainerWorld – Thursday

May 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

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BC: Explore Our Sense of Place

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Tour BC’s diverse wine regions with a deeper dive into BC’s sub-GIs and different microclimates and growing conditions throughout BC. Join Rhys Pender MW and a panel of BC winemakers as they take you through this journey and discover the diversity of our local BC wines and why the world is paying attention to these exciting wine regions. Moderator: Rhys Pender MW Panelists: Galen Barnhardt, Nikki Callaway, Matt Dumayne, Brian Ensor, Karin Grosstessner-Hain, Alex Nell, Amber Pratt, Barclay Robinson, Evan…

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Celebrating Together: 18th Annual Awards Lunch, presented by ContainerWorld

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Discover exciting wines worthy of the best wine lists in the city, while celebrating the strength and resilience of the hospitality community. This awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Sommelier of the Year, the Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award, and the newly inaugurated Terry Threlfall Scholarship. Presented by ContainerWorld Sponsored by the participating wineries Featured wines: Hester Creek Estate Winery Old Vine Sparkling NV seven stars by Township 7 seven stars Sirius 2015 Casa Gancia Cuvée Gancia 36 Mesi…

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Trade Tasting, presented by ContainerWorld – Friday

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

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