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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

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

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


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.

Dish n’ Dazzle with Wines of NZ and the BC Hospitality Foundation

nz wineFood, New Zealand wines and cocktails will reign supreme on May 1, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Presented by BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) and New Zealand Wine guests will sip over 80 wines from 20 wineries all paired with food from 12 of Vancouver’s best restaurants.  Vancouver top cocktail stars will be on hand to compete and there’s also a silent auction and entertainment all in support of the hospitality industry.

Early bird tickets (only $69.00) are on sale now for Dish ‘n Dazzle. Use promo code wnz14 before April 1.

Save the date. Don’t wait. Get your tickets HERE.

Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 6:30PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Parkview Terrace
Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Tickets: Early bird pricing (only $69.00) available now for Dish ‘n Dazzle. Promo code: wnz14

The full list of participating wineries may be found at dishndazzle.com.


New Zealand Winegrowers is an organization responsible for the branding and promotion of New Zealand wines around the globe. It brings together more than 700 wineries and 1000 growers from every wine region in the country. New Zealand Winegrowers conducts a wide range of tasks on behalf of the grape and wine sector including: advocacy at regional local and international levels; providing a global marketing platform for New Zealand wine; facilitating world-class research on industry priorities; giving the industry timely and strategic information; and organising sector-wide events such as the Bragato Conference and Awards and the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. These activities are developed around the goal of “Building a Great New Zealand Wine Industry”.

New Zealand meets Asia with house wine

new zealandFresh and pure, the wines of New Zealand have established themselves as incredibly food friendly. But are they bold enough to stand up to the most intense and exotic cuisines? We’re putting them to the ultimate test. Home to some of the world’s best Asian food, Vancouver is blessed with a colourful and diverse palette of flavours. Join us as the city’s top Asian restaurants each create a dish to pair with the vibrant wines of New Zealand. From Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling to Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir, you’ll get to explore a variety of combinations at this stand up, grazing event. Kia ora and Kanpai!

Taste over 40 wines from 14 wineries. Participating wineries are listed below.
house wine is excited to welcome

Kingyo IzakayaMaenamPalki RestaurantSura Korean CuisineThe Union and Zest Japanese Cuisine to the stunning line-up of restaurants. See below for more details…


Date: Monday, October 21st, 2013

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Cost: $79 + GST* Early Bird price expires Oct 3rd
After Oct 3rd Tickets $89 + GST*

Eventbrite - New Zealand meets Asia

Rain or shine, day or night, the garden is magical place to visit. We invite you to come early to enjoy a stroll beforehand. Please dress appropriately.
In partnership with…

Participating Restaurants
Kingyo Izakaya is bold, lively and modern. Taking izakaya dining into the high end, Kingyo Izakaya’s show stopping and sophisticated dishes reflect the bounty of the West coast. A welcome addition to what’s sure to be an exciting evening.

With all of the accolades that this inspired and contemporary Thai restaurant has under its belt, it is an honour to welcome Chef Angus Anand Maenam into New Zealand meets Asia.

A jewel of the North Shore, Palki Restaurant has been serving exquisite Indian food for years. We are delighted to welcome Palki Restaurant to the line up, who will surely spur you to cross bridges to find more of their delectable cuisine.

Since it’s opening four years ago Sura Korean Cuisinehas won the Vancouver Magazine Award for best Korean restaurant each year. A glimpse into the art of Royal Korean Cuisine will have you musing about Sura’s authentic and sophisticated food.

Chef Lisa Henderson offers up a tasty menu of sharable plates and bowls, inspired by the aromatic and rich flavours of Southeast Asia. As for the bar,The Union is a master of the culinary cocktail. An innovative restaurant, The Union is passionate about its food, drinks and the people that enjoy it.

Refining the Westside for years, Zest Japanese Cuisine combines local ingredients with passion and traditional Japanese methods. From its award winning wine list to its critically acclaimed menu Zest will delight the palate along side the vibrant New Zealand wines.

Women in Food and Wine Luncheon

#ccfcc2011 Monday June 13

Sponsored By Wines of New Zealand, Tourism Montreal and Sun Rich Foods

Lunch hosted by Tourism Montreal , Wine of New Zealand and Sun Rich Foods, featuring a chefs panel hosted by Chef Dana Reinhardt, Chef Karen Barnaby, and Christa Lee McWatters Bond.

Station One


Charcuterie Display, Traditional Tourtiere

Quebec Cheese Display

Breads and Crackers

Station Two

Antipasto of artichoke hearts, grilled vegetables

Butter lettuce and Asparagus Tip Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette

Spring Salads

Watercress, pear, rocket Salad with Québec blue cheese

Station Three

Sushi Station..

Station Four

Roasted Halibut with a tomato cream sauce

Quebec Gouda Endive Salad

Station Five

Chilled Seafood Station

Export Packers Prawns,

Komo Gway clams, North Delta Mussels

Station Six

Chicken Action Station

Chef Vikram Vij

Station Seven

Montreal inspired Beef Action Station

Chef JC of VCC

Station Eight

Dessert Station By Edo Restaurant

Montreal inspired sucre a al cream avec Chocolate a l’orange

Station Nine

Chocolate Fountain

Assorted Sun Rich Fruit

Assorted Sponge Cakes