Taste BC 2011, Win Tickets

Comments 142 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Liberty Wine Merchants starts up its fundraising gala series early in 2011 with Taste BC, benefitting the BC Children’s Hospital’s Oak Tree Clinic.

Hyatt Regency Hotel
January 18th 2011 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Tickets are available for $49.99 at Liberty Wine Merchant locations

Guests will sip and experience BC’s finest wine, beer and spirits accompanied by tasty fare from the best local restaurants. Along with excellent food and drink, attractions include live music, door prizes, and a silent auction that rivals any other. Silent auction items include luxury items, local experience packages, destination packages and delicious products made by British Columbia’s own.

Now in its 17th year, Taste BC has raised a total of $170,216 and they hope to continue that trend in 2011.

If you would like to attend, here’s how you can enter to win two tickets:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite BC wine or restaurant (1 entry)
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    I will draw one winner on Tuesday, January 3rd 2011. Follow on Twitter or Facebook for more event information.

    Update The winner is Ro, congratulations and have fun!

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    142 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. ShawnaWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 8:56am PST

      Dirty Laundry!

    2. BrianWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 8:59am PST

      Fav BC Wine: Lang Vineyard Farm Reserve Riesling!

    3. Tracey FlattesWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:14am PST

      Fave wine is Mission Hill Chardonay

    4. rinoWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:19am PST

      Fav restaurant is The Keg yaletown

    5. taniaWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:20am PST

      Fav bc wine is Maurizio’s vineyard

    6. ShawnWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:44am PST

      Count me in. I love wine tasting.

    7. Cindy BallWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:45am PST

      My favourite BC wine is Hatfield’s Fuse from Blasted Church Vineyards! Favourite restaurant is The Rim Rock in Whistler.

    8. RivWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:52am PST

      Fav BC winery: La Frenz

    9. JennWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:55am PST

      Fav BC wine is 2008 Seven Deuce Shiraz/Cab

    10. David DarlingWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:03am PST

      My fave BC winery is La Frenz

    11. A.J.Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:20am PST

      I like Mission Hill or Cedar Creek.

      I’ve only been buying up VQA as of late. It seems to be a hit!

    12. SandraWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:30am PST

      Love dining at the Hart House in BBY…wine and a good dinner…that’s the best!

    13. MicheleWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:33am PST

      nothing beats first class food!

    14. MichelleWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:41am PST

      Fav BC wine is definitely Lang Farm Reserve Riesling. Fav restaurant, Bin 942! Nom nom nom…

    15. AlvWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:49am PST

      Summerhill’s cabernets

    16. DianeWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:51am PST

      My fave restaurant is Le Crocodile.

    17. KatieWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:52am PST

      I love chambar

    18. PooyaWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:58am PST

      Cioppino’s !

    19. YasmineWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:01am PST

      I love Mission Hill! 🙂

    20. Michelle WilliamsonWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:04am PST


    21. ChristineWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:13am PST

      I love the Eatery!

    22. AnnWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:37am PST

      Mt. Boucherie…mmmmm

    23. TracyWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:39am PST

      fave restaurant – yuji’s!

    24. AngieWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:44am PST

      Zanatta’s slightly sparkling white.

    25. RubyWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:49am PST

      Fave Restaurant: Vij’s

    26. JeanWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:50am PST

      i always have a fun time at cardero’s! =D

    27. BethWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:52am PST

      See ya later gewurtztraminer

    28. JTWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 12:06pm PST

      resiling and boathouse on kits.

    29. MegWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 12:19pm PST

      Fave BC Restaurant? Bombay Bhel in Burnaby. If you ever find yourself waiting in the ridiculously long line for Anton’s, just pop next door.

    30. EmmaWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 12:25pm PST

      Fave BC restaurant is C!

    31. AndreaWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 12:56pm PST

      Blasted Church Chardonnay

    32. TracyWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 1:19pm PST

      I heart Church and State!

    33. AvaWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 1:31pm PST

      Mission Hill 😀

    34. KevinWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 1:59pm PST

      This is an excellent way to start out the year!

    35. KevinWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 2:00pm PST

      La Frenz – and Burrowing Owl…

    36. FrankWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 3:38pm PST

      Restaurant: Boneta

    37. JaseWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 3:48pm PST

      Glowbal in Yaletown.

    38. Pete RaabWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 3:56pm PST

      Pinot from Nichol Valley is fantastic!

    39. DonWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 5:22pm PST

      Christines on the top of Blackcomb

    40. DilaraWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 5:50pm PST

      My favorite BC wine is a tie between Quail’s Gate Chasselas and Mission Hill Merlot. Very different wines but both equally delicious.

    41. SherryWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 6:05pm PST

      I love Oldfield Series Merlot from Tinhorn Creek

    42. SherryWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 6:07pm PST

      My favourite restaurant is Le Crocodile

    43. ValerieWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 6:23pm PST

      Favourite restaurant is Abigail’s Party in Kits!

    44. sumiWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 6:28pm PST

      Wild Goose Reisling!

    45. EnnieWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 8:22pm PST

      Mission Hill

    46. auWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 8:22pm PST

      love it, hope i win!! thanks.

    47. MichelleWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 8:31pm PST

      Quails’ Gate

    48. LilyWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:45pm PST

      Favourite restaurant – Burgoo Bistro (at the moment)

    49. CraigWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:57pm PST


    50. JeremyWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 9:59pm PST

      Fav restaurant is Brasserie L’ecole in Victoria.

    51. LoriWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 10:07pm PST

      Quail’s Gate rose – in a summer mood at the moment

    52. BelindaWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:14pm PST

      Favourite Restaurant in BC -> salade de fruits

    53. StevenWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:58pm PST

      Mission Hill winery!

    54. IanWednesday, December 22nd, 2010 — 11:59pm PST

      Vij’s restaurant…HANDSDOWN!

    55. GraceThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 12:00am PST

      Im a sucker for views..so boathouse all the way

    56. TracyThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 12:41am PST

      Sushi garden!

    57. KatherineThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 1:07am PST


    58. BrendaThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 8:23am PST

      I love West restaurant

    59. CliffThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 8:23am PST

      DB Bistro

    60. GaryThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 8:33am PST

      I have to say a Cab from Burrowing Owl …. yummy!

    61. anneThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 8:38am PST

      fav restaurant is Grub. so yummy!

    62. adeleThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 9:00am PST

      church & state meritage

    63. brianne sheppardThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 9:34am PST

      Love the Noble Pig in Kamloops BC

    64. jeanThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 11:22am PST

      sawmill creek – cheap and delicious!

    65. KyleThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 11:28am PST

      Favourite restaurant is The Foundation

    66. KristyThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 11:29am PST

      My fave is The Naam

    67. SunnyThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 12:52pm PST

      I love okanagan wines…Summerhill Winery Merlot!

    68. RoThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 1:36pm PST


    69. JenniferThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 2:19pm PST

      Tantalus! Their Reisling is amaaaaazing!

    70. SummerThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 2:43pm PST

      I love the new Paige Point Bistro in Ladysmith.

    71. LoriThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 2:58pm PST

      Joeys is my fav restaurant…

    72. DanThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 2:58pm PST

      The Keg is my favourite restaurant!

    73. JessicaThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 3:18pm PST

      To pick only one restaurant in BC? This is work!
      The best meal I’ve ever eaten overall in BC was at Chambar. Absolute culinary luxury and perfection.

    74. DanielleThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 8:25pm PST

      Thornhaven winery in Summerland!

    75. SharonThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 8:40pm PST

      Cedar Creek winery!

    76. BonnieThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 9:46pm PST

      Tropika is a favourite restaurant of mine.

    77. maryThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 10:14pm PST

      mission hill

    78. Teresa KThursday, December 23rd, 2010 — 11:32pm PST

      I love Mission Hill.

    79. AndreaFriday, December 24th, 2010 — 2:49am PST

      Elephant Island!

    80. LindaFriday, December 24th, 2010 — 7:17am PST

      For wines-Vista Dora’s Port… for restaurants Viji’s and PICA

    81. donna chongFriday, December 24th, 2010 — 9:05am PST

      I love our very own Richmond BC Sanduz blueberry wine it is wonderful

    82. Nicole LFriday, December 24th, 2010 — 10:46am PST

      I love le crocodile amazing french food!!!!

    83. Rebecca D.Friday, December 24th, 2010 — 2:38pm PST

      Sounds like fun!

    84. Amy W.Friday, December 24th, 2010 — 3:42pm PST

      Dirty Laundry!

    85. Megan HFriday, December 24th, 2010 — 5:29pm PST

      My favourite restaurant is Cactus Club!

    86. AylaFriday, December 24th, 2010 — 11:15pm PST

      Favourite Restaurant: Twisted Fork! Without a doubt!

    87. scottSaturday, December 25th, 2010 — 7:23am PST

      favorite restaurant is pair bistro

    88. SusanSaturday, December 25th, 2010 — 2:49pm PST

      Burrowing Owl 🙂

    89. RaiaSaturday, December 25th, 2010 — 8:27pm PST

      Sobo in Tofino!

    90. GlesySunday, December 26th, 2010 — 10:51am PST

      Black Hills – Nota Bene!!!!

    91. SteveSunday, December 26th, 2010 — 10:52am PST

      Carmenere – Black Hills, Osoyoos, BC

    92. GlesySunday, December 26th, 2010 — 10:56am PST

      Black Hills- Nota Bene!!!!

    93. DeeAnnSunday, December 26th, 2010 — 11:11am PST

      I’m really loving Quail’s Gate these days!

    94. cindy quachSunday, December 26th, 2010 — 6:32pm PST

      i like cheese with my whine..

    95. virgSunday, December 26th, 2010 — 7:39pm PST

      Restaurant – Guu

    96. mike WSunday, December 26th, 2010 — 7:41pm PST

      le brasserie

    97. connieSunday, December 26th, 2010 — 7:42pm PST

      Long’s Noodle House

    98. mariaSunday, December 26th, 2010 — 10:18pm PST

      Sawmill Creek

    99. JeremyMonday, December 27th, 2010 — 12:38am PST

      Favourite restaurant is the Sandbar on Granville Island!

    100. JenMonday, December 27th, 2010 — 12:39am PST

      Favourite wine is Fort Wine Company’s iced apple dessert wine 🙂

    101. Jennifer M.Monday, December 27th, 2010 — 12:50am PST

      Blasted Church is my favorite British Columbia vineyard, I love their Reisling.

    102. Annabelle C.Monday, December 27th, 2010 — 8:48pm PST

      Refuel; best burgers in town!

    103. SixBalloonsTuesday, December 28th, 2010 — 12:52am PST

      Definitely the 2005 Burrowing Owl Meritage. Yum.

    104. Sue RTuesday, December 28th, 2010 — 1:02am PST

      Burrowing Owl has always been a favourite of mine.

    105. EvaTuesday, December 28th, 2010 — 11:44am PST

      My favourite Vancouver restaurant is The Naam!

    106. ErinTuesday, December 28th, 2010 — 4:17pm PST

      Quails Gate Rose.

    107. VinceTuesday, December 28th, 2010 — 6:48pm PST

      O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar has a great wine selection and live jazz.

    108. JohnWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 1:14am PST

      not my ultimate favourite restaurant as there’s too many but still my favourite PHO restaurant in vancouver: bao chao

    109. ManuelWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 8:41am PST

      Fav restaurant would be Dona Cata on Victoria st. for authentic mexican tacos

    110. JeffWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 10:22am PST

      Favourite wines are anything from Road 13. Favourite restaurant is Boneta.

    111. CoraWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 11:26am PST

      My favourite restaurant is Blue Water Cafe in Yaletown!

    112. TiffanyWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 2:19pm PST

      Nothing beats a burger at White Spot. I know it’s a chain, and it’s totally mainstream – but it’s a true BC restaurant.

    113. AlexandraWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 2:26pm PST

      Love Joie Farm wines

    114. KevinWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 2:43pm PST

      Fave BC wine: Black Hills’ Nota Bene

    115. kelseyWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 4:00pm PST

      dirty laundry

    116. Paul DWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 7:40pm PST

      I am a big fan of Two Chefs and a Table–and this is a 2 for 1 answer since they hold weekly Wine Drinker Dinners which feature greats BC wines.

    117. MichelleWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 11:43pm PST

      Blue Water Cafe

    118. Sierra GemmaThursday, December 30th, 2010 — 9:39am PST

      Mission Hill Chardonnay.

    119. hunterThursday, December 30th, 2010 — 11:36am PST

      Rougue is my favourite restaurant.

    120. canuckarchyThursday, December 30th, 2010 — 11:59am PST

      I second See ya later gewurtztraminer!
      Best Restaurant (food+value) = Chong Qing & the Cambie

    121. Paul BThursday, December 30th, 2010 — 1:50pm PST

      BC Fave, Quails Gate products.

    122. New BCerThursday, December 30th, 2010 — 3:25pm PST

      I’m new to town, haven’t been out to many places yet, but Washington Avenue Grill in White Rock is great! I’ll check out some of these other places that people have posted here now too… thanks for the tips!

    123. richieThursday, December 30th, 2010 — 4:34pm PST

      Summerhill pinot noir!

    124. A LThursday, December 30th, 2010 — 9:36pm PST

      Love Hart House in Burnaby!

    125. KimberlyFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 12:26am PST

      favourite resterant is olive garden

    126. ReneeFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 2:09am PST

      Fave wine: Mission Hill
      Fave Restaurant: Joe Fortes

    127. JaneenFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 2:49am PST

      Anything by Nk’mip.

    128. KristenFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 10:37am PST

      Wow! So hard to narrow it down to one BC wine and one BC restaurant…! I’ll go halfway to including both in one – Burrowing Owl! Their restaurant has tasty, tasty food and the most beautiful view, it really makes for a spectacular lunch or dinner.

    129. AlexFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 10:39am PST

      Burrowing Owl Pinot Blanc

    130. Renee ShupeFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 10:42am PST

      Won More Szechuan Cuisine, on Denman in the West End. Hole in the wall, great food…oh so good! YUM!

    131. MicheleFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 11:39am PST

      Nichol Vineyard Syrah and Kettle Valley King Merlot

      Vij’s is my fav ’cause the food is excellent and Vikram is such a gracious host!

    132. LaurenFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 3:01pm PST

      Twisted Tree Syrah!

    133. Michael KwanFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 3:28pm PST

      Can’t go wrong with anything from Mission Hill.

    134. JohnSaturday, January 1st, 2011 — 9:52am PST

      Mission hill wines are awesome….

    135. RobynSaturday, January 1st, 2011 — 3:13pm PST

      Favourite BC wine? That’s tough because there’s so much to choose from? Recently it’s been Tinhorn Creek’s Oldfield Series Merlot. Incredible.

    136. ShaeSunday, January 2nd, 2011 — 4:49pm PST

      Love all the Quail’s Gate.

    137. PingSunday, January 2nd, 2011 — 7:45pm PST


    138. Bonnie RMonday, January 3rd, 2011 — 8:55am PST

      Favourite wine — hard to pick but would have to be Mission Hills.

    139. BabsMonday, January 3rd, 2011 — 6:49pm PST

      Soooo many excellent BC wines and local restaurants. At the moment it’s Inniskillin Zinfandel and Carderos

    140. jeffMonday, January 3rd, 2011 — 7:07pm PST

      Favorite restaurant – Wild Rice

    141. hollyTuesday, January 4th, 2011 — 9:29am PST

      Blasted Chruch!!

    142. Rose ChaseFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 6:59am PST

      Gray Monk- Pinot Gris!

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