Last year’s inaugural VinoCamp Vancouver was such a success that it’s back again this August. As a special treat, the world’s first-ever CheeseCamp will compliment VinoCamp as well.
“A different type of conference, VinoCamp CheeseCamp 2009 is designed for people interested in technology, wine and cheese as participants are encouraged to take photos of whatâ€™s happening, to blog, tweet and message their experiences.”
Where: Grad Student Society Centre (Thea Koerner House), UBC
When: August 8th, 2009 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm
There will be sessions about both wine and cheese, with speakers for each category as well. The lineup currently consists of the following:
12:30pm â€“ 1:10pm
Keynote: The Wine Soaked Landscape: a global perspective on why we love wine country by Dr. Donna Senese, UBC Okanagan
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Old versus Young by Sid Cross & Daenna van Mulligan
2:30pm – 3:10pm
Cool, Single & Sustainable by Mark Davidson & Ingo Grady
3:30pm – 4:10pm
The Glass as a Messenger by David Sanders of Riedel
4:30pm – 5:10pm
Romancing the Vine: The trials and tribulations in owning a boutique winery by Patrick Murphy of Vista Dâ€™Oro, Mike Raffan of Township 7, and Kirby Froese of Dunham & Froese
CheeseCamp (mostly TBD)
4:30pm – 5:10pm
Pondering Wine and Cheese Pairing by Anthony Nicalo and Sebastien LeGoff. Are wines and cheeses made with a particular philosophy a better pairing than those with divergent interests?
If you are in either of these industries, are a hobbyist, or simple appreciate the delicious subject-matter, VinoCamp and CheeseCamp Vancouver are for you. You can follow @vinocampvan on Twitter for updates, news, and information.