Posts Tagged ‘BC wines’

RunawayGrape Offers Guided Tastings of BC’s Best Wine & Food

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
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Sample BC’s finest pairings of wine and food at RunawayGrape, hosted by Tania Thomas.

The 2013 RunawayGrape Guided Gourmet Food & Wine Tastings events run from May through November and offer an unparalleled opportunity to eat & drink your way through the finest gourmet wine and food to be found in British Columbia, Canada.

This is the second year for these tasting events, following a hugely successful premiere in 2012.  Certified Specialist of Wine Tania Thomas has again organized a variety of guided food and wine tastings at an elegant tasting room in a spectacular garden setting at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC.

This is your chance to learn more about expert wine tasting techniques and BC wine grape varieties while sampling British Columbia’s world class wines.  Events also teach you how to pair wines with food and you will taste local, artisinal cheeses, smoked meats, small plates, chocolate and more.

We recommend pairing your RunawayGrape BC wine tasting experience at RunawayGrape with the personalized Vancouver lodging of our member Bed and Breakfast inns. (more…)

The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Celebrates the Wakening of BC Wineries’ Vines

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
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Kelowna Wine and Cuisine This celebration of Okanagan Wines is considered one of the best small festivals in BC.

The 2013 Spring Okanagan Wine Festival runs from May 2-12 at over 100 wineries and vineyards, plus other venues located throughout the Central Okanagan and surrounding area of British Columbia.

Mid-spring is a wonderful time to visit BC’s Central Okanagan wine region.  The Okanagan vineyards grapes are in bud break and the wineries open their doors to welcome you to explore the season’s new debutante wines, sample gourmet local foods, enjoy their gracious hospitality and take pleasure in a wide variety of entertainment.

Wine tastings and pairings are the primary draw of this annual festival, but there is also plenty of music, art and other events to enjoy.  The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is the annual home of the Best of Varietals Competition among BC wines.  Challenge your taste buds at the blind taste testing of wine and cheese.

Attendance of this festival is expected to be very high, so now is the time to make your plans for travel and accommodations.  We recommend you pair your Spring Okanagan Wine Festival with the luxuriant and individualized Central Okanagan lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns. (more…)

Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival Offers a Fabulous February Escape

Saturday, January 12th, 2013
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The Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival is a late winter highlight on Vancouver Island, BC.

The 2013 Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival will take place February 21-24 at two world class resorts  in Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Local and regional artisinal wine, beer and cuisine will be presented in tastings and at special dinner and brunch gatherings.  Other events include wine-themed spa treatments and local tours.  Over 25 wineries and more than 10 breweries and cideries will offer their celebrated libations.

Parksville Uncorked is celebrating it’s fifth annual festival this year.  The 2012 Parksville Uncorked events sold out quickly, so now is the time to make your plans to attend.  We recommend that you pair your palate’s adventures with the “gourmet” Vancouver Island lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns. (more…)