Sunday, January 14, 2018

Full schedule of all 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival events - with regional focus on Spain and Portugal

Barone Francesco Ricasoli and the Wine Barbarian - Bill Tieleman - at 2016 Vancouver International Wine Festival 

Tickets for all events at the fabulous Vancouver International Wine Festival are selling fast - do not delay, especially if you want to attend one of the fascinating seminars or a winemaker's dinner at some of the city's top restaurants! 

The Wine Barbarian will be there - and will have tips for the always popular and sold out International Festival Tastings - so stay tuned here for more information as the big event approaches.  It runs from February 24 through March 4, 2018.

In fact, the Vintners' Brunch is already sold out, as our most of the wine dinners! 

And you don't want to miss the opportunity to meet and greet with true wine royalty - like Barone Francesco Ricasoli - above - who hosted a fabulous tasting of his great Chianti wines in 2016.  

Charles Smith of K Vintners with a fan at 2015 Wine Festival

Or talk with Charles Smith - far left - of K Vintners in Walla Walla, Washington - one of the best wineries in the United States!  Charles and his wines will be in attendance again this year.

There are so many great, once-in-a-lifetime events at the Wine Festival - so move fast to check them out and get your tickets.

For example, here's just one of the many seminars that looks awesome, with some of Spain's best wines and winemakers/owners in attendance to talk about everything from vineyard to techniques to what's in the bottle - and tickets at $85 are going fast!  Full details and ticket link here.


Saturday March 3 - 5:15 to 6:45 pm Vancouver Convention Centre West

"Blockbuster wines are being produced across Spain. Join Rhys Pender MW for a journey from the established classics of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, through intense wines from ancient vines, to the brilliant modern re-discoveries of Priorat, Jumilla and Yecla and the exciting new individual intrigue of the Pago DO’s.

Moderator: Rhys Pender MW

Panelists: Toni Batet, Daniel Castaño, Joan Cusine, Javier Delgato-Aurteneche, Loren Gil, Miguel Gil, Jose Luis Muguiro Jr., Javier Murua, Carmen Oros, Howard Price, Diego Ribbert

Featured wines:
Arínzano Vinos de Pago Arínzano Gran Vino White Pago 2014
Bodegas Tridente Rejon Trempranillo 2014
Bodegas Juan Gil Bodegas El Nido 2015
CVNE – Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España Imperial Gran Reserva 2010
Familia Castaño Casa Cisca 2014
Grupo Faustino Gran Reserva 2005
Guy Anderson Wines Anciano Old Vines Garnacha 2015
IberWine San Pedro Regalado Llano del Elena 2009
Marqués de Riscal Barón de Chirel 2013
Marqués de Riscal Barón de Chirel Verdejo 2015
Muriel Wines Conde de los Andes Red 2015
Gratavinum GV5, DOQ Priorat 2010

Wines subject to change"


Lastly - check out the amazing list of wineries that will be in attendance this year!  Once you do, I'm sure I will see you at the Wine Festival! 


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