What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with an evening of bubbles and bites? This festival kick-off party will feature sparkling wines from Argentina, Canada, France, Italy, and Spain, matched with bubbly friendly canapés at the stylish Miele Experience Centre. Rejoice over your single state or celebrate with that special someone!
When: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8 – 10pm Where: Miele Experience Centre - 69 Smithe Street
Symposium Reception and Walk-About Wine Tasting Features North American wines from British Columbia, Ontario, and California, reflecting new trends in grape-growing and winemaking, and with winery principals in attendance. Sponsored by WSET and the participating wineries
When: Wednesday February 15, 2017 10am – 6pm (Includes buffet luncheon: 12:30-2 p.m. Plus wine reception: 5-6 pm) Where: VCC West, Level 1, Ocean Foyer Featuring speakers, presentations & panels on the following topics:
• What are the benchmark moments in the history of wine in Canada? • What are the contributions of wine importation, key developments in the domestic sector, and the prospects for export? • From confederation to prohibition to the state of affairs today, what tectonic shifts could be under way for wine and liquor law and regulation in Canada? • How have wines from around the world contributed to Canada’s economy, cuisine and culture? • How is wine and culinary tourism in Canada positioning wineries and wine regions for economic success? • Where do Canadian wines fit in the global perspective? • What are the ingredients for Canada to achieve a strong, prosperous wine economy and thriving Canadian wine culture? • Education for Expansion – How does education play a role in the global future of the Canadian wine industry? Presented by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Experience the celebrated wines of Italy with a superb multi-course lunch prepared by La Terrazza’s renowned chef Gennaro Iorio. The 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 wines from top Italian producers.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a spectacular selection of wines and a grazing lunch created by VCC Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen. With 76 Canadian wineries present, each featuring two wines from their portfolio, guests will discover a diverse cross-section of wines from across the country, all under one roof.
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