|For the last couple years, the East Van Wine Academy has presented “wine events that don’t suck” at the legendary Waldorf Hotel on East Hastings. Over here at Vancouver Is Awesome, we’re going to occasionally bring a little East Van Wine Academy to you, riffing on each edition’s theme — offering a portable, “home version” of our events where you can pick up a few bottles, invite some friends over, and maybe even learn a little something while enjoying plenty of cheer.
We’re going to shake things up this time around because the next East Van Wine Academy, this Monday October 15th, is raising funds for an excellent local charity, and I really want you to come out and participate this time around.So here’s the scoop: I have a dozen Wines of Argentina to review for my WE Vancouver City Cellar column, and I need YOUR help!
We’ll start off the evening with my presentation of a Wines of Argentina seminar; covering geography, climate, terroir, grapes, wine styles- the whole she-bang! Following that, we’ll tour and taste through 12 wines while I guide you through what us wine writers are looking for when we’re reviewing wines. We’ll discuss the wines one by one as we all write a couple thoughts and notes on each one!
Afterwards, I’ll compile pull-quotes from everyone’s notes and assemble crowd-sourced wine reviews for my WE Vancouver City Cellar column, hitting the streets Thursday, October 25th with your name listed as a contributor!
Net proceeds will go to the BC Hospitality Foundation’s Tip Out To Help campaign, providing financial support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with extraordinary costs arising from a serious health or medical crisis. For more info, please visit TipOutToHelp.com!
Just $45 gets you an Argentinian wine seminar, a dozen wines, your opinions and name in print, the support of a great charity and a whole lot of fun!
So come out and swirl some wine with me this Monday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m!
Tickets & Information at EVWA.Eventbrite.com!