Get Ready for the Arts Club Theatre Company’s California Wine Fair

Arts Club California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting

Arts Club California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting last year

This is always a fun event.  California brings us big ripe fruit flavours, both for red and white wines.  For those of you who keep thinking about heavy oak, that is a thing of the past.  Many California wine makers use oak more delicately, or have unoaked versions of their wine.  You may be thinking Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are the stars for California, but California Pinot Noir is quite nice too.  And if you want a fun, jammy red wine, try a Zinfandel.  Below is the info for the upcoming Art’s Club California Wine Fair.  Get your tickets before it sells out!

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Vancouver, B.C.—The Arts Club’s California Wine Fair returns this spring with two distinct events for wine devotees: the large-scale California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting and the intimate California Winemakers Dinner. These social and informative evenings are designed for guests to explore the abundant range of styles and varietals created across the Golden State by its prolific vintners. The fair is one of the company’s signature fundraisers, with proceeds benefitting the Arts Club’s community-based programs and youth education initiatives.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS + TICKETING INFORMATION:
 

  • Tuesday, April 22, 7–9:30 PM: California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting
    Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
    Tickets: $89
    To purchase: visit artsclub.com/events/california-wine-fair or call 604.687.1644 
  • Wednesday, April 23, 6–9 PM: California Winemakers Dinner
    West Restaurant, 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
    Tickets: $195 (with a $85 tax receipt)
    To purchase: contact specialevents@artsclub.com or call 604.687.5315, ext. 279

This year’s tasting marks the 34th presentation in Vancouver of the cross-Canadian tour, organized by California Wines. Highly knowledgeable wine producers from 115 wineries will pour over 400 wines to demonstrate the depth of diversity in the region. Wine enthusiasts of all stripes can sample the best California wines, including labels not currently available in B.C., and connect with vintners for advice on selecting, serving, and storing wine. The evening also includes an extensive silent auction featuring luxury travel, entertainment and cultural packages, and exclusive wine lots.

West Restaurant will host the California Winemakers Dinner, which brings together the award-winning duo of Executive Chef Quang Dang and Restaurant/Wine Director Owen Knowlton. They will showcase pristine regional ingredients in an exquisite multi-course menu of contemporary cuisine. Premium wine pairings include vintages from Edna Valley Vineyard, Ghost Pines Vineyard, Louis M. Martini Winery, and MacMurray Ranch that represent the Central Coast, Napa Valley, and Sonoma wine regions. Wine producers will dine with guests and talk about the culture of winemaking and share insights on new trends and technological advances.

CONTACT

Zoe Quinn, Publicity Coordinator: 604.687.5315, ext. 334, or publicitycoordinator@artsclub.com

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The Arts Club Theatre Company, now celebrating its 50th season, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Executive Director Howard R. Jang, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

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Arts Club’s California Wine Fair – Get Your Tickets

Just in case you have not heard about it, each year the Arts Club Theatre Company has a wine fair fundraiser, featuring the wines of California.  Here is the press release about this year’s event.  The events start of April 17.  I’ve been to this event in the past years and it is always fantastic.  You will get to try a great number of very high quality California wines in one location, both red and white.  Of course you will be tasting California Cabernets, but don’t forget Zinfandel or Syrah in reds, or Sauvignon Blanc or Viognier for white wines. Some of the wines are also organic and/or biodynamic.  Get your tickets soon before they sell out. Here is there press release.
ARTS CLUB’S CALIFORNIA WINE FAIR BRINGS ABUNDANCE OF NEW WORLD WINES
PLUS DINNERS AT TOP VANCOUVER RESTAURANTS

Arts Club California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting

Vancouver, B.C.—The Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2012 California Wine Fair fundraiser returns to Vancouver in April to present its signature ballroom tasting evening with two exclusive dinners showcasing the distinct and varied vintages produced by the Golden State.

California Dreaming Dinner   
Tuesday, April 17

Ballroom Tasting     
Wednesday, April 18

Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner
Monday, April 30

The largest tasting tour of Californian wine in Canada, the 32nd annual California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 PM, at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place). The region is recognized globally for its superior quality and varietal diversity, and the tasting provides a survey of 120 top producers, from family-run boutique brands to large-scale benchmark wineries. The evening gives 700 wine enthusiasts the opportunity to talk one-on-one with passionate and knowledgeable vintners, and the chance to discover interesting new varietals, blends, and labels in a lively atmosphere. A silent auction will run throughout the evening featuring luxury hotel stays and gift certificates to top entertainment attractions, fine restaurants, and spas. Tickets are $75, or $65 per person for groups of six or more.

Two intimate dinners will complement the ballroom tasting.

The California Dreaming Dinner is hosted at the award-winning West Restaurant (2881 Granville Street) on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 PM, with a tasting of outstanding brands provided by Vintage Corks, including Blackbird Vineyards, Dry Creek Vineyards, Duckhorn Vineyards, Dutcher Crossing Winery, Heitz Cellars, and Silver Oak Cellars. Renowned Executive Chef Quang Dang is creating an innovative five-course contemporary menu, and in-house sommelier Owen Knowlton brings his expertise on food and wine to the affair. The dinner is $195 per ticket. This event is already SOLD OUT.

On Monday, April 30, at 6 PM, the full evening is dedicated to presenting premium wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma, featuring highlights from the Rosso & Bianco, Diamond Collection, Director’s Cut, and Sofia labels. The Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner is held at Q4 Ristorante (2611 West 4th Avenue), hosted by Lise Asimont, the Director of Grower Relations at the Francis Ford Coppola with an Italian four-course menu in honour of the famous filmmaker’s heritage. The winery was recognized with the coveted USA Producer of the Year Award in 2011 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. The dinner is $185 per ticket.

For tickets and information, call our box office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com.

ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB
The Arts Club Theatre Company, now in its 48th season, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. It offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

Website: artsclub.com
Blog:
blog.artsclub.com
Twitter:
@theArtsClub
Facebook:
facebook.com/ArtsClub