If you’re into exploring a little further into the world of British Columbian wine, this is certainly the time to do so! Not only did we just nab a slew of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Best-In-Class medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards, but there’s a handful of opportunities around town over the next little bit to see what all the fuss is about!
Quick n’ Easy-
This Friday, May 25th from 4pm – 7pm, myself and a couple colleagues will be pouring samples of a half dozen BC VQA Wines at the 39th & Cambie Liquor Store with small bites from Edible Canada. The following day, Saturday May 26th we’ll be pouring a half dozen wines over the Lion’s Gate at the Park Royal Liquor Store from 2:30 to 5:30. If you find yourself in either ‘hood, pop by and say hi!
A Little More Swish-
The ladies of House Wine are throwing an event this Friday, May 25th at Vancouver Urban Winery called “Sip Into Spring with BC VQA!” This is a pretty cool evening affair getting you into a seasonal mood with over 100 wines from 36 wineries, a raw bar by the BC Shellfish Growers Association, BC Cheeses and delicious fare by Chef Marta Pan. The venue alone is hella-awesome and it’s only 60 buck for a fun-filled night of incredible wine and food! Details here…
I’ve got something for you, too! Starting last week, myself and the BC Wine Institute have been doing BC Wine Seminars for trade folks offering a comprehensive overview of BC Wine, from history and terroir to sustainability and social/political aspects of our industry. Coupled with a tutored tasting of wines from our various (unofficial) sub-regions, these seminars have been quite dynamic and fun. There’s 2-hour seminars being offered the next two Mondays and Tuesdays. We still have a few spaces left in a couple of them, so if you’re local restaurant/retail trade, haven’t been in the loop on these and would like to find out more, drop me a line at email@example.com!
Plenty of chances for more than a few splashes, hope to see you around one or two of these and we’ll clink glasses of BC goodness!