Vancouver International Wine Festival and Bard on the Beach Partner with Fund-Raising Virtual Auction

The Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF/VanWineFest) and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival are partnering to present a unique new online event, the Bacchanalia Online Auction, which will offer exclusive wines and wine experiences while raising crucial funds for both festivals. Continue reading:
Vancouver International Wine Festival and Bard on the Beach Partner with Fund-Raising Virtual Auction

Taste the World with Hawksworth’s Destination Wine Dinner Series 

By now, your passport is probably longing to be stamped. While travel restrictions are still in place, let Hawksworth Restaurant whisk you away to the exotic locales that you have been missing. Continue reading:
Taste the World with Hawksworth’s Destination Wine Dinner Series 

5 Wine Experiences to Add to Your Vancouver Bucket List

Wine enthusiasts are well aware that BC wines can hold their own when it comes to quality. While many of the province’s most notable vineyards are located more than four hours from Vancouver, there are plenty of options for wine tasting and vineyard touring within easy driving distance of downtown Vancouver. Continue reading:
5 Wine Experiences to Add to Your Vancouver Bucket List

Last chance to get tickets to these Vancouver International Wine Fest Winery Dinners!

The Vancouver International Wine Festival (Feb 21-March 1) approacheth. With seminars, special events, minglers, and sit-down dinners, as well as an international tasting room, the annual event is one of the city’s most anticipated, at least by oenophiles.

The dinners are an especially hot ticket. Along with a tasty way to learn more about wine, they offer a chance to network with professionals in the food and wine industry and enjoy a special dinner prepared by some of the city’s best chefs. Each dinner focuses on a different participating winery in the festival, and builds their menu around the wines paired during the dinner.

While many of the dinners are sold out, some still have spots available. Note: tickets to these events are only available until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Feb. 13.

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Last chance to get tickets to these Vancouver International Wine Fest Winery Dinners!

Explore Locally with New Beer and Wine Tours to Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Burnaby and New West

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Did you know Coquitlam’s first craft brewery is now open? Check it out, along with sampling at Dagaraad Brewery in Burnaby (definitely try their dubbel made with figs from Mission) and while you’re at it, pull up a chair at Steel & Oak Brewing in New West. (I’ll take the wheat ale with rose hips and hibiscus, thank you.)

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Explore Locally with New Beer and Wine Tours to Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Burnaby and New West

With tickets going fast, here are four Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest events you can still catch

This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. So it makes sense that the featured country at this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival should be, well, Canada.

Over 70 Canadian wineries will be featured at this year’s fest, including many from B.C. (of course), but also from Ontario and the East Coast. According to the wine fest, “This marks the largest gathering of Canadian wineries ever at an international festival.”

Other numbers to keep in mind are the dates of the festival, Feb. 11-19; the number of events, 58; and how many, as of this posting, have sold out since tickets went on sale last week, 15 – an amount  that reflects the festival’s ever-growing popularity among oenophiles.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few of the events that still have tickets left.

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With tickets going fast, here are four Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest events you can still catch

Vancouver Date Ideas: Wine for Waves and the Launch of Red Racer Super Stellar IPA

Wine for Waves

The comfy stage of any relationship is the best. You know, the point where you can wear your grungiest clothing, have stringy hair, and your dorkiest glasses and you don’t care? My boyfriend and I are at this point now, and I love it.

Except sometimes I miss the beginning when we always dressed to impress each other and every outing together was memorable (home dates in sweatpants tend to be interchangeable). When we make the effort to plan something special, we transform into the shinier new couple we used to be.

Fortunately, two upcoming events that celebrate the best of local drink and food promise to be evenings of fun for you and your sweetie. And, if you’re single, you’ll have the chance to mingle with people who just might turn into future dates.

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Vancouver Date Ideas: Wine for Waves and the Launch of Red Racer Super Stellar IPA

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