Category: Winemakers Lunches and Dinners

Casale del Giglio Winemakers Dinner

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Casale del Giglio wines from Italy over a wonderful dinner at Maenam prepared by Executive Chef Angus An and his team. First Course Mahor – caramelized Chicken & Prawn on sour…

Domini Veneti at Cibo Trattoria

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Domini Veneti wines from Italy over a wonderful lunch at Cibo Trattoria prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Byrd and his team. The following wines were paired with the various dishes during…

Winemakers Dinner at City Side Winery

On October 21, I attended the first wine makers dinner held at the beautiful City Side Winery, this wonderful dinner featured the talented Chef Christopher Floyd pairing up his dishes with wines from City Side Winery. There were a selection…

Shades of Italy Winemakers Dinner at Federico’s

On February 23, I attended the Shades of Italy dinner that featured 3 different regional wines (Canada, USA and Italy) based on a specific grape varietal. Each wine flight was paired with culinary delights created by Executive Chef, Romy Prasad….

Foxtrot Winemaker’s Dinner at Bauhaus

On August 20, I attended this spectacular dinner featuring notable BC winemaker Foxtrot Vineyards. I was fortunate to be seated next to Torsten Allander who is the founder of the winery along with his wife Kikki; as well as Winemaker…

Dig Deep Similkameen Winemakers Dinner at Forage

On June 17th I had the pleasure to learn all about the Similkameen wine producing region at a delightful dinner featuring several winery principles who’s wines were paired with the various dishes during this stellar dinner. The Similkameen Valley is…

Singletree Winemakers Lunch at Forage

On June 16th I had the pleasure to attend a wonderful launch of Fraser Valley’s Singletree Winery at a lunch at Forage. Chef Chris Whittaker paired his dishes to many of Singletree’s wines. I enjoyed tasting the 2014 Singletree Sauvignon Blanc…

Alamos Winemakers Dare to Pair Dinner

After being seated at the table inside the Modern Gallery area in the Listel Hotel on May 11, we were invited to Dare to Pair. Chef Welbert Choi was to serve us 3 courses, each of the courses featured a…

Down Under With Bill Hardy Winemaker Dinner

On March 1, I attended this spectacular dinner on the last day of the wine festival. Fortunate to be seated next to Bill Hardy, I had a chance to enjoy wonderful conversation, wines which were paired with delicious courses created…

Croatia Uncorked Winemakers Dinner at L’Abattoir

On February 24, I attended the dinner that was a celebration of Stina wines of Croatia paired with culinary delights created by Executive Chef, Lee Cooper. I had an opportunity to meet with the principals of Stina Winery who were…

Oltrepo’ Pavese Winemakers Dinner at Fairmont Pacific

On February 18, I attended the dinner that was a celebration of wines and culinary traditions of Oltrepo’ Pavese created by Fairmont’s Pacific Rim Executive Chef, Darren Brown. I had an opportunity to meet with the principals of 14 Italian…

Alpha Estate Winemakers Dinner at Cork & Fin

I recently attended the Alpha Estate winemaker dinner at Cork & Fin in Gastown. The dinner featured Winemaker Angelos Latridis who talked about the wines and the area in Greece where they make their wine. The winery is located in…

Ravenswood Winemakers Dinner at the Flying Pig

I recently attended the Ravenswood winemaker dinner at the Flying Pig in Yaletown. The dinner featured Winemakers Joel Peterson who talked about the wines that were paired with the meal as well as his portfolio. Since I am a huge fan…

Mission Hill Winemakers Dinner

On November 30th, I attended a wonderful dinner at Fleuri in the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, that featured a selection of whites and reds from  Mission Hill Winery. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2011 Reserve Viognier and a selection…

Cherry Harvest Winemakers Dinner at Fraiche

On August 15th I attended a wonderful dinner at Fraiche in West Vancouver, this Cherry Harvest Dinner was created by Executive Chef Jefferson Alvarez and featured wines along with cherries from Van Western Vineyards. The cherries were grown on the…

Robert Mondavi Dinner at Blue Water Cafe

Earlier in the summer I attended a spectacular dinner at Blue Water Café in Yaletown, that featured a selection of California whites and reds from  Robert Mondavi Wines. Mark De Vere, Winemaker from Robert Mondavi was on hand to guide…

Poplar Grove Winemakers Dinner

I attended this dinner at Tapanade Bistro on April 4th, that featured Poplar Grove Wines along with their Winemaker Ian Sutherland. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2009 Poplar Grove Viognier and canapes, we all sat down to dinner….

Dine Italia Winemakers Dinner

On November 28th, I attended Dine Italia featuring a special menu created by Chef Romy Prasad at Federicos, paired with wines from Italy. This dinner was the last dinner that the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver hosted in November…

Sandhill Winemaker’s Dinner

I attended this elegant dinner at The Sutton Place Hotel on Wednesday November 16th that featured Sandhill Wines along with their Winemaker Howard Soon. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2010 Small Lots Viognier and Lobster Roll bites, we…

Lombardia Winemakers Dinner

On November 7th, I attended Dine Lombardia featuring a special menu created by Chef Neil Taylor at Cibo, paired with wines from the Lombardy region of Italy. This dinner was one of five dinners that the Italian Chamber of Commerce…

Laughing Stock Winemakers Dinner at YEW

On May 26th, I attended this Laughing with YEW Wine dinner at YEW in the Four Seasons Hotel that featured Laughing Stock Wines along with their Winemaker David Enns. At the welcoming reception they poured the exclusive Laughing Stock Rose…

Quails Gate Winemakers Dinner at Sutton Place

I attended this elegant dinner at The Sutton Place Hotel on Tuesday March 1st that featured Quails Gate Wines along with their Winemaker Grant Stanley. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2009 Chenin Blanc and Oyster bites, we all…

Quails’ Gate Winemaker’s Dinner March 1

On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, wine lovers will have an opportunity to taste top wines from Okanagan’s Quails’ Gate Winery. Hosted by Winemaker Grant Stanley, the five-course dinner will pair the winery’s award-winning wines with cuisine prepared by The Sutton…

Vancouver Playhouse Wine Fest Celebrates Spain

Tickets to the wildly popular Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival are presently on sale and tickets are selling briskly. Marking its 33rd year with Wines from Spain and a Global Focus on Fortified Wine, the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival…

Flavours of Italy Gala

On November 18th I attended the Flavours of Italy Gala tasting & dinner held at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. This 8th annual dinner event was hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Western Canada and featured over 100 Italian wines…

Painted Rock Winery Dinner at Fraiche

I attended this amazing dinner at Fraiche Restaurant on Thursday October 21st that featured Painted Rock Estate Wines along with their Proprietor John Skinner. Following the welcoming reception that featured the Painted Rock Chardonnay ‘09, Duck Liver Parfait canapés, we…

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