2016 Seminars

We are excited to present the 2016 seminars for the Victoria International Wine Festival. Please scroll down to see all seminars

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September 23rd | 11:30AM

The Fresh Sheet: South Africa

Presented by: Wines of South Africa & IVSA

Hosted by Treve Ring

The wine industry in South Africa is changing, making it one of the most exciting and dynamic places in the world for wine right now. A new wave of winemakers is dedicated to crafting authentic, and terroir-driven wines that over deliver on quality and value. Treve Ring gives you the inside scoop on what’s new in South Africa, and how the country is leading the way in creating sustainable wines that speak of place. Join us on September 23rd at 11:30am.
* All proceeds of the seminar support the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF)

The BCHF is a charity that supports workers facing financial crisis due to a health issue, and offers scholarship programs to foster the development of the hospitality workers of tomorrow. Who do you know that we can help? Take action, donate and find out more at bchospitalityfoundation.com


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SOUTH AFRICAN WINES BY WINERY (CLICK NAME FOR MORE INFO)

Blanc de Blanc

Chenin Blanc

364539 | SPEC |

Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc

897710 |BCLDB |

DMZ Chardonnay

227587 |BCLDB | $ 18.49

Chardonnay

899443 | SPEC |

Radford Dale Black Rock 2013

843573 |SPEC |

Family Red Blend

Grand Classique

153882 | BCLDB |

Cornerstone

888172 | SPEC |

Follow the Line

282681 | SPEC|

Confessions of a White Glove Chaser

26407 | SPEC |


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September 24th | 5:30PM

Malbec and More: Exploring Argentina

Presented by: Wines of Argentina

Hosted by Sharon McLean

Malbec’s popularity has helped to put the country on the map, but Argentinean winemakers are pushing beyond Malbec’s success to create a host of other top-quality wines. Sommelier and wine educator Sharon McLean will talk about how young winemakers are crafting wines using a unique fusion of both traditional and non-traditional methods; the growth of organic practices; and often-overlooked regions that offer noteworthy options for the wine explorer in all of us. Join us on September 24th, 5:30pm.

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WINES

Extra Brut

Cuma Torrontes

Felino Chardonnay

Terroir Unico Pinot Noir

Finca Las Moras Reserve Tannat

‘Q’ Tempranillo

Emma Bonarda

Trapiche Broquel Malbec

Amalaya Malbec

Corte C

Clos de Los Siete

Unanime

Mendoza Malbec


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September 23rd | 5:30pm

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Presented by: Dairy Farmers of Canada & Cheese and Meat Festival

Hosted by Stuart Brown & Lori Palmiere


Join us on September 23rd at 5:30pm for the Wine and Cheese pairing seminar. Come and explore the smells, and tastes of cheese and wine while learning about what pairs them together. Wines and Cheeses will be posted shortly.


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September 24th | 1:30PM


A Guide To Buying Wine

Presented by: Metro Liquor

Hosted by: Vancouver Island Sommelier Association

Ever walked into a liquor store and felt lost? Or wondered what goes with dinner? Or maybe you’re stuck in a wine rut. Join our panel of local sommeliers to get the inside scoop on what to drink, when. Our somms will use crowd pleasing blockbuster wines as the starting point for a vinous journey that will get you excited about trying new styles of wine.

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