You’ve heard of the Okanagan Valley and Niagara. But what about the Cowichan Valley, Similkameen, Prince Edward County and Gaspereau Valley? Canada is no longer a two-trick pony when it comes to wine producing regions. Explore the regions and taste the wines from those responsible for the emergence of these “new” wine producing regions.
Panelists: Andy Johnston – Averill Creek (Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island); Michael Clark – Clos du Soleil (Similkameen Valley, BC); Norman Hardie – Norman Hardie Wines (Prince Edward County, ON); Jean-Benoit Deslauriers – Benjamin Bridge (Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia)
Moderator: Kurtis Kolt (Kurtis Kolt is a Vancouver-based freelance wine consultant, presenter and writer who received the Sommelier of the Year award from the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival. Certified by London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust and having credit in the winemaking program at UC Davis, Kolt’s enthusiasm and experience have resulted in many high-profile appearances, from being the subject of a Wine Enthusiast profile and appearing at New York’s James Beard House, to leading wine festival seminars and beyond. Catch his wine column every week in Vancouver’s Georgia Straight, Canada’s largest urban weekly!)
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- please arrive 10 minutes before the seminar start time