The Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival, voted the Best Wine Festival in Vancouver and regarded as the best consumer wine show on the continent, returns February 27th to March 4th, 2012. Over 30,000 bottles of wine from 15 countries will be showcased (and enjoyed) at this annual affair.
Here are just a few highlights and event categories:
Opening Gala Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Gold Pass Tasting Lounge March 2nd & 3rd at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
Winery Dinners February 28th through March 4th at partner restaurants Boneta, Ensemble, Fishworks, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, C Restaurant, and Edible Canada.
Saturday Lunches on March 3rd ranging from the Aussie Barbie at the Vancouver Rowing Club to Passionate Pairings from New Zealand at the Boathouse in Kitsilano, and more.
Wine Seminars February 29th through March 3rd with hosts like Chilean wine pioneer Eduardo Chadwick, the blind tasting challenge, Sherry renaissance, and more.
International Tasting Room March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. “The big room is home to all 181 participating wineries, who will be pouring 791 different wines. Wineries are organized by country in alphabetical order with Chile in their own section and all are listed in the free Festival Program handed out at the door to help you keep track of the wines you like.”
Many of the events are sold out and selling out very quickly. Tickets are still available for some but you’ll need to act fast. View the full festival brochure online.
I will be speaking at the Social Media Symposium on Wednesday, February 29th and to help promote the festival, I have been offered two tickets to give away to a lucky reader and their guest for the signature International Tasting Room event on Friday, March 2nd. The value of the ticket is $190 and the tasting room will be open from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite international wine (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter, win, and attend this event. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe trip home.
Update The winner is Wendy!