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The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour – Vancouver

New Zealand Wine Hits Vancouver May 4

I was born  in New Zealand and have returned to explore Hawkes Bay, but have yet to tour the entire country’s wine regions! But now’s the chance as the country’s wineries are coming to you in Vancouver! Take a tiki tour, a trip where you take the scenic route, sidetrack a little, linger and experience new things.  On May 4th take the Tiki Tour with New Zealand Wine, an evening of meandering, digressing, indulging and awakening the senses. Who knows where, what or whom you’ll discover! What we do know is there will be amazing New Zealand wines, fascinating people and memorable photo opportunities.

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Annual New Zealand Wine Fair
Thursday 4 May 2017 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

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Pinot Noir Counter – Take a journey of taste, and experience how terrior and winemaking results in the many unique styles of New Zealand Pinot Noir. It’s time to escape and explore!

Charity: Friends of We Care

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Participating Wineries
Astrolabe Wines
Ara Wines
Babich Wines
Blind River
Borthwick Vineyard
Brancott Estate
Catalina Sounds
Cloudy Bay
Crowded House
Giesen Group
Greywacke
Huntaway
Kapuka
Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines
Loveblock Vintners
Marisco Vineyards
Matua Wines
Nanny Goat Vineyard
Nobilo
Oyster Bay Wines
Sacred Hill Vineyards
Saint Clair Family Estate
Sophora
Spy Valley Wines
Stoneleigh Vineyards
te Pa Family Vineyards
Villa Maria Estate
Whitehaven Wine Company
Wither Hills

Participating Breweries
NZ Pure Lager

Photos from last years event can be found here.

Post event report for our last event can be found here.

#GIVEAWAY Garagiste North Wine Festival #Vancouver

Win 2 tickets for @GARAGISTENORTH #Vancouver Wine Festival JUNE 27 = $100+ 

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JOIN THE GARAGISTE WINE PARTY!  In 2015 the coolest winemakers are hitting are the road! Festivals scheduled in Vancouver & Kelowna!

The first of its kind in Canada, ‘Garagiste North’ (The Small Guys Wine Festival), celebrates the artisan winemaker creating commercially produced small case lot wines (under 2000 cases). An eclectic gang, they are a blend of passion and experience, new and old, the cult and the boutique, the virtual and custom crush—all gathered in one spot.

Meet the winemakers – taste their exclusive wines, chat about their vineyards and celebrate the art of winemaking. Garagiste North Wine Festivals offer a unique and intimate opportunity to experience the true passion of the winemaker and his/her craft.

2015 TOUR DETAILS:

June 27th Vancouver at Wise Hall! 2-4 pm (Trade tasting 12:30-2pm)

$49 includes awesome wine tastings, food truck schnacks by Roaming Dragon & cool music by Chicken Like Birds.

Tickets on Eventbrite: Click HERE to buy!

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For more information on events, our rockstar winemakers, and how to JOIN THE WINE PARTY (the coolest wine club ever) go to: www.garagistenorth.com

GARAGISTE – (gar-uh-jist-uh) noun, Fr. : The garagiste originally refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “vins de garage” or “garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. synonyms: Rebels, pioneers, renegades, individualists, mavericks, driven by passion.

 

New Zealand Wine Tasting May 14, 2015

In every glass of New Zealand wine is a world of pure discovery.

Join a variety of premium New Zealand wineries with over 90 wines at our exclusive annual tasting. Meet the representatives, taste their exceptional wines, and make our discoveries your own.

Food Stations offering small samplings will be provided to enhance your New Zealand tasting experience.

New Zealand in a Glass

Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:00 PM -9:30 PM $65
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel – Vistas 360, Vancouver BC
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Regional Varietal Counters

Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris
Enjoy the contrast in styles of Pinot Gris refreshingly elegant or richly complex. Discover the distinctive terroir driven styles of Pinot Noir with old world structure and new world fruit driven intensity.

Participating Wineries
Akarua
Auntsfield Estate
Forrest Wines
Hunter’s Wines
Invivo Wines
Kim Crawford
Loveblock Vintners
Marisco Vineyards
Matua Wines
MIDDLE-EARTH Vineyards
Mud House Wines
Nobilo
Oyster Bay Wines
Rockburn Wines
Saint Clair Family Estate
Stoneleigh Vineyards
te Pa Family Vineyards
Villa Maria Estate
Waimea Estates
Whitehaven Wine Company

Vancouver and Kelowna GARAGISTE Wine Parties

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JOIN THE GARAGISTE WINE PARTY!  In 2015 the coolest winemakers are hitting are the road! Festivals scheduled in Vancouver & Kelowna!

After the huge success of their inaugural SOLD OUT Festival last September at Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, Garagiste North has planned two Festivals this year! The first of its kind in Canada, ‘Garagiste North’ (The Small Guys Wine Festival), celebrates the artisan winemaker creating commercially produced small case lot wines (under 2000 cases). An eclectic gang, they are a blend of passion and experience, new and old, the cult and the boutique, the virtual and custom crush—all gathered in one spot.

Meet the winemakers – taste their exclusive wines, chat about their vineyards and celebrate the art of winemaking. Garagiste North Wine Festivals offer a unique and intimate opportunity to experience the true passion of the winemaker and his/her craft.

2015 TOUR DETAILS:

June 27th Vancouver at Wise Hall! 2-4 pm (Trade tasting 12:30-2pm)

$49 includes awesome wine tastings, food truck schnacks by Roaming Dragon & cool music by Chicken Like Birds.

Tickets on Eventbrite: Click HERE to buy!

September 27th Kelowna at Laurel Packinghouse 2-4p pm (Trade tasting 12:30-2)

$49 includes awesome wine tastings, food truck schnacks by Roxy’s Diner & cool music by Slap Dog Four.

Tickets on Eventbrite: Click HERE to buy!

For more information on events, our rockstar winemakers, and how to JOIN THE WINE PARTY (the coolest wine club ever) go to: www.garagistenorth.com

GARAGISTE – (gar-uh-jist-uh) noun, Fr. : The garagiste originally refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “vins de garage” or “garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. synonyms: Rebels, pioneers, renegades, individualists, mavericks, driven by passion.

For more information please contact Jennifer Schell 250-469-4549 garagistenorth@gmail.com

Top Drop Vancouver

top dropTop Drop Vancouver is a two-day consumer and trade event, bringing together a collection of 24 wineries, along with a handful of breweries and food purveyors who are passionate about their craft.

On September 16, 2014
Top Drop Vancouver: THE MAIN EVENT  |  $49

Date: Tuesday, September 16th  Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Proceeds proudly go to the BC Hospitality Foundationspitality Foundation

A grazing-style tasting of 24 terroir-focused wineries, 4 craft breweries, 4 food purveyors and so much more. All Top Drop information is at TopDropVancouver.com

Top Drop Vancouver 2014 Participating Wineries

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars | Okanagan Falls, BC, Canada

Caves Sao Joao | Bairrada/Dao, Portugal

Château de Montfaucon | Côtes du Rhône, France

Decero | Mendoza, Argentina

Domaine de l’Hortus | Côteaux du Languedoc, France

Dominio Del Plata | Mendoza, Argentina

Farm Collective | Napa Valley, California, USA

Jean Bourdy | Jura, France

Koyle Family Vineyards | Colchagua, Chile

Kunde Family Estate | Sonoma, California, USA

L’Ecole N° 41 | Walla Walla County, Washington, USA

Lake Sonoma Winery | Sonoma, California, USA

Musella Winery | Veneto, Italy

Neely & Foxglove | Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA

Nichol Vineyard | Naramata, BC, Canada

Planeta Wines | Sicily, Italy

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia | Rioja, Spain

Radio-Coteau | Sonoma, California, USA

Remoissenet Pere et Fils | Burgundy, France

Ridge Vineyards | Sonoma County, California, USA

Stoller Family Estate | Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Stoneboat Vineyards | Oliver, BC, Canada

Tantalus Vineyards | Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

White Rose | Dundee Hills, Oregon, USA

Top Drop Vancouver 2014 Participating Breweries

Brassneck Brewery | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Breakside Brewery | Milwaukie, Oregon, USA

Four Winds Brewing | Delta, BC, Canada

R & B Brewing Co. | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Top Drop Vancouver 2014 Food Purveyors

Curious Oyster

les amis du FROMAGE

Moccia & Urbani Salumeria

Terra Breads

VIVREAU Advanced Water Systems

CONTEST CLOSED #win #giveaway Pelican Bay Spring Splash Wine Tasting

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Congrats to Ariel!

Sample over 60 wines and enjoy delicious tapas from at Dockside in Granville Island with the Pelican Bay Spring Splash Wine Tasting on May 14th.
Tickets are just $30 and include a free shuttle from Coal Harbour Liquor Store and a $10 voucher redeemable on any purchase at the liquor store.

Click the image or click HERE for ticket information for this fantastic wine tasting event!

To win 2 tickets;

1)Follow @eatDockside @coalharbourLS and @goodifevan on twitter

2)Comment on this post – what’s your favourite wine variety.

3)Tweet “#win 2 tickets to #winetasting May 14 @eatDockside @coalharbourLS @goodifevan”

CONTEST CLOSED #Win 2 Tics to Dish n’ Dazzle with Wine of New Zealand

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Contest Closed Congrats to HEIDI!

Dish ‘n Dazzle returns on Thursday, May 1 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in the Park View Terrace. The BC Hospitality Foundation and Wines of New Zealand present a spectacular night of food, wine and cocktails, that is sure to delight and entertain.

To Win:

1) Follow Good Life Vancouver on twitter and tweet:

#Win 2 Tics to Dish n’ Dazzle @nzwine @BCHospitality @goodlifevan details http://ow.ly/voYek #giveaway

2) Comment on this post leaving the name of your favourite NZ Wine.

Discover New Zealand in a Glass with more than 80 premium New Zealand wines paired with food prepared by 14 of Vancouver’s top restaurants.  Re-discover Chardonnay at an exclusive New Zealand Chardonnay table; a myriad of evolving styles are emerging with refinement, minerality and concentration.

Join in the celebration as some of BC’s finest bartenders rival in a high-stakes competition; make your bids on hidden gems in the silent auction and buy raffle tickets all in support of the BCHF.

Tickets are on sale now for Dish n’ Dazzle here.

The restaurants and wineries are all listed at www.dishndazzle.com.

Life Of Pie Aussie Wine Tasting

life of pieSaturday, March 01
130 West 4th Avenue
12:00-2:00pm
$69 Buy Tickets

This traditional Aussie lunch has forsaken the barbie and embraced the oven. Take your taste buds on a trip Down Under with Australia’s favourite exports: wine and pie! Sample the delights of a national food staple, the hearty meat pie (and vegetarian too!) from none other than Vancouver’s legendary Aussie Pie Guy. Pair your pies with 24 of Australia’s top drops. Expect a healthy dose of Aussie humour from wine personalities while they keep your glass full.

    
Featured wines:

Chapel Hill
Parsons Nose Shiraz 2011
McLaren Vale Bush Vine Grenache 2010

Evans & Tate
Metricup Road Shiraz 2010
Metricup Road Chardonnay 2012

Hardys
William Hardy Regional Series Barossa Valley 2012
Stamp of Australia Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Inland Trading Co.
Rolf Binder Hales Shiraz 2010
Hedonist Shiraz 2010

Majella Wines
“Melody” 2012
Sparkling Shiraz 2007

McGuigan Wines 
Bin 2000 Shiraz 2012
Bin 7000 Chardonnay 2013

Peter Lehmann Wines
Clancy’s Legendary Red 2011
Clancy’s Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Teusner Wines 
The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2012
The Riebke Shiraz 2012

Wineinc Wines 
Wine Men of Gotham Shiraz 2012
Wine Ladies of Gotham Moscato 2012

Wolf Blass
Gold Label Shiraz 2010
Gold Label Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2008

Yalumba
Y Series Viognier 2013
Bush Vine Grenache 2012

Yellowglen
Perle 2008
Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2010

Blind Tasting Challenge at PICA

blind tastsingBlind Tasting Challenge

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
1505 West 2nd Avenue
Wednesday, February 26
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$30

Got a great palate? Prove it! Blind-taste seven wines and identify them using the WSET method. The challenge is open to wine trade, culinarians and consumers seeking to nurture their inner wine geek. At the end, there’s great excitement when the wines are unveiled by the wine producers themselves. A celebratory reception follows the grand reveal, and there’s plenty of delicious food catered by PICA.Winners receive bragging rights, VanWineFest passes, and will be feted at the 11th Annual Awards Lunch, Featuring Rhône Valley Wines on Feb 28.

Vancouver International Wine Festival Tastings

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We are counting down to the winefest and will be posting the few events that aren’t sell out, BUT WILL! Book now or miss out on the best sipping event of the year! The main tasting room is the place to be as long as you plan accordingly and don’t loose your cool you’ll get to meet some excellent wine celebrities and try fabulous wines that have never set foot in the city before.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Day tastings still open. Saturday night SOLD OUT! GLV

International Festival Tastings
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Thursday, February 27 & Friday, February 28
7-10 p.m.
$89

Saturday night is sold out, but there are still tickets available for the Thursday and Friday evening International Festival Tastings.This is where the wine world gathers. The Acura Tasting Room is the heart of VanWineFest, where you’ll find 780+ wines offered by the 177 participating wineries from 14 countries.

Attendance is guaranteed to be 30% lower on Thursday, so if you’re serious about your wine tasting experience and want more room and time to interact with vine stars from around the world, this is the tasting for you. Traditionally, Friday evening has attracted the after-work crowd; grab a bite to eat downtown and the head to the Acura Tasting Room to kick-off the weekend in style!

International Festival Tasting
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Saturday, March 1
3-5 p.m.
$68

*New Afternoon Tasting*

Want a great view with your wine? The inaugural afternoon tasting features all 780+ wines from 177 wineries and 14 countries (including, of course, 200+ wines from 52 wineries in the France Bon Appétit section) that are poured during the regular evening session. Attendance is guaranteed to be 30% lower, and you get the added bonus of the stunning daytime backdrop of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. This two-hour tasting (the low price re­flects the shorter session) is the perfect introduction to the Acura Tasting Room – or a great way to taste those wines you miss on Thursday or Friday nights.

For a FREE ticket (or two), book a downtown hotel via beVancouver.com. Don’t Wine and Drive!

Read more about it all in the Vancouver Sun.

http://www.vanwinefest.ca/sites/playhousewinefest2/files/VIWF_VanSun_Feb15.pdf