The First Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. It is sponsored by Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and the Consulate General of Mexico. Proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), the hospitality industry’s own charity.
Two Seminars – (Tickets $45 each)
1. 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – “Tequila 101” – history, culture, and production of tequila
2. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – “Ancient Origins of Agave Spirits” - the prehistoric precursors to tequila
Trade & Media Tasting (nominal fee including donation at the door to BCHF)
- 3:00 pm – 5:00 PM – Trade and Media Tasting (nominal fee includes donation to BCHF)
Consumer Event – (Tickets $65)
- 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Consumer Tasting – where guests to sample the full lines of well-known brands like Tequila Don Julio & Cabo Wabo Tequila, and newcomers to the market like T1 Tequila Uno & Tavi Tequila, and brands not yet imported to British Columbia such as Azuñia Tequila.
Tequila Expo Founder Eric Lorenz notes that “British Columbia consumer choice has languished due to minimal diversity of available 100% agave brands, and thus tequila has not yet gained the same reverence or market-share as other world renowned D.O. spirits. The Vancouver International Tequila Expo is going to elevate the perception of this bold, tradition-laden, world-class spirit in our province.”
Vancouver International Tequila Expo
Saturday, May 12 2012
Vancouver Convention Centre East
Tasting Seminars – $45 each
Trade Tasting 3:00 – 5:00PM – (nominal fee includes donation to BCHF)
Consumer Tasting 6:00 – 9:00 PM – $65
Additionally that week there will be 10 to 15 various restaurants in Vancouver & Lower mainland participating with the pairing of tequila & food dinners. Check back often at www.vancouvertequilaexpo.com for updates on the new restaurants as they are added.
By: Richard Wolak