Getting ready for Dine Out Vancouver
Talking Organic with Ann Sperling
New releases poured in Victoria
Lucas Pavan – Dine Out Vancouver Producer
Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over the city with 17 days of culinary events, prix fixe menus at over 300 restaurants.
The festival promotes local and regional ingredients, BC wines and the city’s exceptional culinary talent from January 19 to February 4.
There is no better voice for a Dine Out Primer than Lucas Pavan who leads an all-star team that begins to build all these events just as August rolls in.
Lucas walks us through events such as:
Railtown Catering Pop Up Dinner
Dinner on the Rocky Mountaineer
Taste of the market at Lonsdale Quay
Dine out Grand Tasting
East Van Craft Beer and Food Tour
The art of Tea
The Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Tour
Urban Wine and Distillery Tour
Introduction to Dim Sum
Olympic Village Food Tour
BC VQA Wine Brunch at Hart House
Vancouver Craft Beer and Street Food Tour
World Chef Exchange
Best of Granville Island
Street Food City Seven
Mamie’s Low Country Pig Roast
And many many more.
Ann Sperling: Sperling Vineyards Okanagan. Southbrook Vineyards Niagara
One of the very best winemakers in Canada.
Creating outstanding, award-winning organic wines at Southbrook in Niagara and at her family’s estate outside Kelowna.
Sperling Vineyards has been certified Organic and that’s our starting point with Ann.
Why organic? Other than the obvious decision to take care of the land around them..what else should wine fans watch for with the ever growing organic movement.
After all, more and more we are asking questions of our fish, food, and vegetables. Where was this grown, is it local, is it wild or farmed, was it organically grown? Why not our wines?
We spend time talking about her glorious Old Vines Riesling.
Loved listening to Ann. Truly at the top of her game!
IVSA New Releases
IVSA (The Import Vintners & Spirits Association) work very hard to keep all of us up-to-date on what’s new in the wine and spirits new releases.
I made sure I had fresh batteries in my recorder..found the Delta Ocean Pointe in Victoria and worked the room.
Couldn’t talk to everyone..the room as busy with lots of seekers but here’s who I was able to get the microphone in front of…
Lionel King – Partner in Bonvida Importers and Distributors www.bonvidawines.com
Benjamin Phillip – Stile Brands (Vancouver Island Account Exec) www.stilebrands.com
Jaime Cowan – Partner Landmark Selections www.landmarkselections.com
Teresa Chiesa– Christopher Stewart Wines Vancouver Island Rep. www.christopherstewart.com
Dan Volway – Edrington Americas Brand Ambassador / Whiskey www.edrington.com
Eugene Chae – Cobees. Korean Soju www.cobeesliquor.com
Stories we’re working on
A speed round of Dine Out Vancouver
Van Wine Fest
Clos du Soleil
Checking in with our segment sponsors
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