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Win a VIP Getaway to the Art of the Cocktail in Victoria

Monday, September 17th, 2018 — 1:59pm PDT
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Art of the Cocktail, the cocktail event of the year, returns to one of Canada’s mixology capitals for sampling and sipping, masterclasses, and one very grand tasting.

Art of The Cocktail is the biggest cocktail party on the island. With over 900 attendees, 40 exhibitors & over 60 spirits being served, we bring the party to the heart of Victoria for an unforgettable festival of tasting, masterclasses & fun!

Art of the Cocktail 2018

Art of the Cocktail

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Where: Crystal Garden (713 Douglas St, Victoria)
Tickets: Available online for individual events or tickets. Grand tasting VIP tickets are now sold out.

The Grand Tasting

Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Discreet. Glamorous. Sophisticated. Old Hollywood style will strike the perfect note for the 2018 Art of the Cocktail theme. Dress in your fabulous After Five attire to sample cocktails created by local restaurants, new regional distilleries and Global Brand Ambassadors. Enjoy appetizers from some of the most innovative chefs on the West Coast.

Cocktails Up Close

Guided tastings and hands-on opportunities to learn the tricks of making the best cocktails at home. A great experience to be had with some of BC’s best bartenders.

AOTC Seminar: “Set for Success”
Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:00am to 12:15pm
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Join Remy-Cointeau ambassador Gez McAlpine as we explore the absolute necessities for the optimal home bar setup. Navigate the core classics and associated techniques as well as the easy ways to turn century old beloved cocktails, into your own household signature menu.

AOTC Seminar: “Swiss Army Bartender”
Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:30pm to 2:45pm
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Join Nimble Bar Co. as they take you by the hand as you crush, swizzle, muddle, and mist your way through some tasty classics focusing on the tools and techniques used by professional bartenders. Learn the nuances and panache of functional flair so you can impress your guests with the perfect serve every time.

Win a VIP Getaway

I have an incredible VIP getaway to give away again this year! The lucky winner will receive a 1 room/1 night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Victoria (October 13, 2018), return flights from Vancouver to Victoria with Harbour Air, and 2 VIP tickets to the Art of the Cocktail Grand Tasting on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, September 28, 2018. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Airfare and hotel stay prizes are only valid during this specific event and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash value.

Update The winner is Claire Bays Pinkett!

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  1. Debbie says:

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  2. Dolores [Dee] Newman says:

    This would be a totally awesome weekend for both of us; haven’t been to Victoria for quite awhile. What a fabulous W/E this will be for a lucky winner.

  3. Grace says:

    Yes please!

  4. Bonnie R says:

    Wow — this would be fantastic!

  5. Emmy says:

    What an awesome giveaway!!! I haven’t been to Victoria in many many years!!! I love that it’s a mini-getaway and on a day that I don’t have to miss any work. Thanks for the chance!!

  6. Nadya says:

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  7. Jessica Thorpe says:

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    What a fabulous prize to be giving away!

  8. Jaclyn says:

    This would be a lovely date night

  9. Janna Danielle Martin says:

    Excellent contest. What a whirlwind adventure it would be! Thank you! 🙂

  10. Would love to go and write it up.

  11. jan says:

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  12. V. Conn says:

    omg, this would be soooo good! I can visit my 20+ year friend in Victoria!!!!!

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  15. Lisa Munday says:

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  16. Christina says:

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  17. Emily says:

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  18. Richard Collins says:

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  24. Iris N says:

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  28. Jen says:

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  29. Lisa Gedak says:

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  31. Sarah says:

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  32. Michelle Stodola says:

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  35. Megan says:

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  36. Diana says:

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  37. Leanne S says:

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  38. Megan says:

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  42. Jessica says:

    I made a promise to myself that I would visit Victoria a second time this year. This would make that happen!

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  44. Cheryl G says:

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  57. Krystal says:

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  58. Jodi Perri says:

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    Thanks for the Opportunity.
    Good Luck Everyone.

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    You are awesome Miss 604! This would be a great getaway for my husband and I plus we would be close to family!!!

  63. Matthew P says:

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  64. Valerie Cormier says:

    We were just talking about cocktails this weekend. My first one (mid-teens) was a Pink Lady. Yummy.

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  69. Rick Reid says:

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  70. Bev says:

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  71. Gloria Botelho says:

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  72. Karoline says:

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  73. Michelle says:

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  74. Eva says:

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  75. Linda l says:

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  76. Ryan w says:

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  77. Tracy says:

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  78. Katherine says:

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  79. Marcella says:

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  80. Donna Donna says:

    The Art of Cocktail: sip, savour.

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  86. Bob Tam says:

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  87. Rick Gallard says:

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  88. Rick Gallard says:

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  89. Rick Gallard says:

    Love to win this for a nice Date night with my Wife Robyn

  90. Ynah Pantig says:

    Would love to go back to Victoria and take my husband with me. He just landed as a PR a month ago and he’s never been to Victoria.

  91. Iain Macphail says:

    Victoria is my favourite! Cocktails come a close second.

  92. Ana M says:

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  93. jen james says:

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  94. AlexM says:

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  95. Jaime says:

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  96. leana says:

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  97. Leana says:

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  98. Janice M says:

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  99. Daria says:

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  100. Chris says:

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  101. Michelle I says:

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  102. Michelle W says:

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  106. Pauline Wilkinson says:

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  108. JH says:

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  111. dean says:

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  114. R Smith says:

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  118. Clarkey says:

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  119. Michelle Beckett says:

    Our anniversary! Would love to have a little holiday, cheers!

  120. Heather Seabrook says:

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  121. Kevin says:

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  122. David says:

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  123. sandra says:

    My taste buds are ready for The Grand Tasting… so is my fabulous After Five attire! All packed and ready to go!

  124. ariel chiu says:

    would love to go!

  125. adam steele says:

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  126. Jen v. says:

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  127. Dane says:

    Love our little annual trips over to Victoria so this would be great!! 🙂

  128. KATHLEEN NOMAT says:

    i would love to win this. once in a while i get to spend one day at the hotel lol

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  130. Roderick says:

    Now who wouldn’t want to go to this getaway. I’ve never been to Victoria

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  137. Ron S says:


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  140. Rosemary says:

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  141. Dean says:

    My fiancée and I met in Victoria – we’d love to enjoy this getaway!

  142. Fanny says:

    Awesome way to spend a weekend!

  143. Darren D says:

    My daughter just started at UVIC, I guess I could squeeze in a visit if I won. Lol

  144. Lorena says:

    Have wanted to attend in Vancouver….so attending in the Provincial Capital would be a superb treat!

  145. Karm Dial says:

    Would be so much fun!

  146. Julee says:

    O’h Canada my Home and Native Land, I really need a trip to Victoria!

  147. Han Seah says:

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  148. luba says:

    We could make it a second honeymoon…..

  149. Marlene says:

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  150. Ted says:

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  151. Harold says:

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  152. Christina says:

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  159. Cathy says:

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  162. Samantha Reeves says:

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  165. Lyn says:

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  166. Mike says:

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  167. Adam says:

    I’m in for Victoria!

  168. Wes says:

    Always looking for a mini vacation, fingers crossed!

  169. Lindsay says:

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  170. Tammy says:

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  171. Teresa says:

    Would love to win!

  172. Ashley says:

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  173. Stotes says:

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  174. Jeff S says:

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  175. Tal says:

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  180. Jennifer says:

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  182. Mark Nicolas says:

    This is awesome

  183. Linda says:

    Cocktails in Victoria – delightful

  184. Jazzy says:

    I would love to go!

  185. Holly says:

    This would be wonderful!!

  186. Moat definitely a beautiful place 😍 I retweeted. Sounds like a very lovely giveaway. I’d take andrew in case he can visit his mom out there.

  187. Andrew Dick says:

    I’d take my girlfriend! We love Victoria B.C.

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  189. Scott says:

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  190. linda says:

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  191. j. james says:

    Have entered and liked on facebook to win this wonderful package to Victoria.

  192. Jason B says:


  193. tracy k says:

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  194. Jory Lemottee says:

    I am dreaming of this incredible experience and special occasion to get dressed up and feel VIP for a weekend with my girlfriend! Thanks @miss604 for the chance to go!! 😀

  195. Susan says:

    looks so fun!

  196. Keith Blackmore says:

    Swanky Swigs!! Cocktails-A-Go-Go!! Boozapalooza!!
    What a great way to elevate the cocktail culture.

  197. Cindy says:

    I’d love to go!

  198. Hersh says:

    Would love to attend.

  199. Sam says:

    The Art of Cocktail in Victoria is a fantastic event – can’t wait to attend.

  200. Sam says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  201. behzad says:

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  202. Tammy says:

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  204. Kimberly says:

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