Dine Italia
Feb
28
11:30 AM11:30

Dine Italia

Experience the celebrated wines of Italy with a superb multi-course lunch prepared by La Terrazza’s renowned chef Gennaro Iorio. The annual culinary treat of timeless Italian fare - this year on Sunday - is prepared with fresh local ingredients, served in one of Vancouver’s most enchanting dining rooms and paired with the wines of top Italian producers. 
 

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Saturday Evening Tasting - VCC West
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Evening Tasting - VCC West

  • Vancouver Convention Centre West (map)
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Consumer Tasting - Discover new wines or return to your favourites at an International Festival Tasting session. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines.

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Saturday Matinee Tasting - VCC West
Feb
27
2:30 PM14:30

Saturday Matinee Tasting - VCC West

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Consumer Tasting - Discover new wines or return to your favourites at an International Festival Tasting session. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines.

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Taste Italia!
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Taste Italia!

  • Vancouver Convention Centre West, Level 3 (map)
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Take an epicurean trip through Italy, enjoying wines from all 60 participating wineries paired with a mouth-watering buffet from award-winning VCC Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen. Indulge your senses at this Italian cornucopia, set against the spectacular backdrop of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains.

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Friday Tasting - VCC West
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Tasting - VCC West

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Consumer Tasting - Discover new wines or return to your favourites at an International Festival Tasting session. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines.

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Chianti Classico Close-Up
Feb
26
5:15 PM17:15

Chianti Classico Close-Up

  • Vancouver Convention Centre West - 118 (map)
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An in-depth look at what sets Chianti Classico apart, presented by “insider” Sergio Zingarelli, President of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, and Barbara Philip, Master of Wine. This regional tasting will explore a range of wines, including a special look at the new ultra-premium designation: Gran Selezione.

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Thursday Tasting - VCC West
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Tasting - VCC West

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Consumer Tasting - Discover new wines or return to your favourites at an International Festival Tasting session. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines.

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Winemaker Après Series
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Winemaker Après Series

Join us for the Winemaker Après Series at Steeps Grill and Wine Bar, for a special afternoon atop Whistler Mountain with Ruffino Brand Ambassador Beppe D’Andrea. You will be immersed in La Vita Ruffino, a spirit that is uniquely and distinctly Italian. La Vita Ruffino embodies the fine Italian art of good living through spontaneity and shared enjoyment. Feast on an exclusive menu carefully paired with exceptional Ruffino wines. Ruffino Chief Winemaker Gabriele Tacconi and General Manager Sandro Santor will also be in attendance to share their knowledge.

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Spumante & Co. Wine Mingler
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Spumante & Co. Wine Mingler

Pop the cork on the 2016 festival with a lounge party in the stylish surroundings of Inform Interiors, featuring brilliant bubbly, remarkable rosato and wonderful white wines from Italy. Enjoy fabulous finger foods from Dirty Apron Catering in chic surroundings, while sipping spumante (and other palate pleasers). It’s la dolce vita! 

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Winemaker’s Dinner at CinCin
Feb
22
10:00 PM22:00

Winemaker’s Dinner at CinCin

Join us at CinCin for a memorable evening in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful dining rooms. Immerse yourself in La Vita Ruffino, a uniquely Italian spirit embodying the art of good living through spontaneity and shared enjoyment. Acclaimed chef Andrew Richardson and Ruffino Brand Ambassador Beppe D’Andrea present authentic and abundant Italian flavours carefully paired with exceptional Ruffino wines. Ruffino Chief Winemaker Gabriele Tacconi and General Manager Sandro Santor will also be in attendance to share their knowledge.

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