Wine Tasting with a Social Twist: Contest

Comments 55 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards presents Wine Tasting with a Social Twist May 26th at the CBC Audience Lounge.

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The event will consist of a staggered wine tasting — think timed speed-dating but with wines. Each participant will have five minutes at each tasting station to swirl, sip, and sample. When the bell sounds, they move along.

The catch is that the labels will be covered, only to be revealed at the end of the circuit by winemaker Sandra Oldfield. She will also go through the nuances of each varietal once everyone has completed their tastings. If you play along and make some correct guesses while you go through the blind tastings, you could also win some prizes, courtesy of Tinhorn Creek.

Canapés will be provided and everyone will leave with a souvenir Riedel wine glass. Tickets are available online for $20 each and I have two pairs to give away.

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets for the wine tasting:

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  • Win a pair of tickets to an @TinhornCreek Wine Tasting with a Social Twist from @Miss604

    The event takes place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the CBC Audience Lounge (CBC Broadcast Centre 700 Hamilton Street).

    Update I have just drawn Marilou as the winner, as well as Mariska. Congratulations and have fun at the tasting!

    Fine print: Ticket value is $20 so each prize is worth $40. Two winners (who may each bring a guest) will be draw Thursday May 20th at 9:00am.

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    55 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. AshleyTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:18pm PDT

      This sounds like a great event! And what a way to connect with other people. Who doesn’t like wine and good conversation!?

    2. JennTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:28pm PDT

      Wine, conversation and a souvenir wine glass! I’m in for sure.

    3. AnneTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:30pm PDT

      Sounds like a fun night.

    4. MarinaTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:33pm PDT

      Speed-dating, but with wine? Yes please!

    5. deniTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:34pm PDT

      Sounds like a really fun night out!

    6. TonyaTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:34pm PDT

      Sounds like a fantastic event! I love wine tastings!

    7. Mike BTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:36pm PDT

      My wife would love to go! Hope we win!

    8. Eagle LookingTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:37pm PDT

      I love contests!!!

    9. JodieTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:38pm PDT

      I pine for wine! Pick me please!

    10. Destin FallTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:38pm PDT

      I did all three – hopefully I win! I love wine and being social 🙂

    11. Jamie FurlongTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 3:44pm PDT

      Great idea! Sounds like something a little more interesting than just your average wine tasting.

    12. Drew BomhofTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 4:01pm PDT

      Speed dating without the endlessly desperate and overly-anxious expectations? Yes please.

    13. Lesel RadageTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 4:11pm PDT

      Good times. Wine tasting always brings back good memories of days spent in Sonoma Valley.

    14. ChelseaTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 4:11pm PDT

      Would love to go!

    15. ChrisTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 4:12pm PDT


    16. SherryTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 4:29pm PDT

      I love the Oldfield Series Merlot from Tinhorn! I would love to go to this event.

    17. ChristineTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 4:32pm PDT

      Great idea! I’d love to check it out.

    18. CaresseTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 5:58pm PDT

      Tinhorn is a great BC winery, so this should make for a fun evening!

    19. Ariane CTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 6:16pm PDT

      1) My husband’s birthday is just one day before this event
      2) He loves Riedel glassware
      3) we BOTH love wine

      (Does that count as three entries?) 🙂

    20. Jessica ATuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 6:30pm PDT

      Oh sounds awesome!

    21. MarilouTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 6:34pm PDT

      Sounds like a fun event.

    22. Jessica AdamsonTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 6:39pm PDT

      Oh! Sounds like fun!

    23. TeresaTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 6:44pm PDT

      Love Tinhorn wines and the winery is super cute

    24. RachaelTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 8:18pm PDT

      I like Tinhorn Creek, and this tasting would be much easier to get to than cycling up the hill to the winery!

    25. RachaelTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 8:27pm PDT

      Shared your post on Facebook.

    26. raincoasterTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 9:39pm PDT

      Count me in! Capone’s did a similar event a year ago (or was it two? There was a lot of wine) and I found my new favorite Sauv Blanc there. It IS like speed dating.

    27. KristineTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 9:41pm PDT

      Did someone say wine!? Sounds like a fun night.

    28. LyndseyTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 9:45pm PDT

      A friend with wine, is a friend indeed – I’ll take your hand and let you lead- to a place where there’s wine, and laughter all the time. Fun, fun,,,i’m in – sing me up!!! =)

    29. LindaTuesday, May 18th, 2010 — 10:37pm PDT

      I’m no wine connoisseur but I sure do enjoy it!!!

    30. katie reitsmaWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 8:23am PDT

      I really enjoyed this past Wine Festival so I’m sure I’d enjoy this!

    31. WilsonWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 10:38am PDT

      Sounds fun! *fingers crossed*

    32. DianeWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

      Oh wow, this would be so nice after a week of dealing with in-laws!

    33. KathrynWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 11:02am PDT

      sounds like a fun night!

    34. DanielleWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 11:07am PDT

      wine is great!

    35. Stv.Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 11:28am PDT

      shared/tweeted/commented! Man. Someone needs to write an app to one-button these 🙂

    36. HannahWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 12:14pm PDT

      I love wine!

    37. AlanWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 1:14pm PDT

      Sounds good, count me in.

    38. YutakaWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 1:40pm PDT

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm winnnee

    39. ClaudiaWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 1:43pm PDT

      That sounds great! I love Reidel glasses….

    40. bernita bWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 2:19pm PDT

      this sound slike a great event; count me in for the contest!

    41. MariskaWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 3:59pm PDT

      Such a fun idea for an event! Love it!

    42. BossFanVanWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 4:28pm PDT

      Looks like a great way to conduct a wine tasting. My former work associate Lindsay is a marketing rep for Tinhorn. Perhaps she’ll be there.

    43. PearleWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 5:41pm PDT

      Hey, great event!

    44. JamesWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 7:07pm PDT


    45. AnnabelleWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 7:11pm PDT

      Sounds fun!!

    46. ivyWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 8:06pm PDT

      I love love love tinhorn. they have great red wines =)

    47. JaneWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 8:19pm PDT

      Sounds great, count me in!

    48. LiliaWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 8:38pm PDT

      Pick me!!!

    49. CandiceWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 9:18pm PDT

      Sounds like a great idea for an event!

    50. KylerWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 10:50pm PDT

      Ooooh, a blind tasting… What fun!

      Speed tasting is definitely a better option than speed dating for us married folk. 😉

    51. joeyWednesday, May 19th, 2010 — 11:12pm PDT

      sounds like a great event! 😀

    52. RichardThursday, May 20th, 2010 — 4:29am PDT

      sounds like fun!

    53. JamieThursday, May 20th, 2010 — 8:59am PDT

      I don’t even like wine, but you’re gonna.

    54. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Miss604Thursday, May 20th, 2010 — 11:30am PDT

      This contest is now closed, thank you for the entries!

    55. JeffThursday, May 20th, 2010 — 7:06pm PDT


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