What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest). It started out in France (of course) where it was a derogatory phrase used for those avante garde and crazy mavericks making wine in their garage outside the highly regulated system. Gradually and grudgingly came acknowledgement that something really interesting was happening with these small case lot artisan wines, and a movement was born.
We bring together the small guys. Wines produced from 100% Canadian grapes and well under 2000 cases annually.
Saturday, June 27 The Wise Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Public@ 2:00 PM ($49.00)
Do you love BC wine, or want to try BC wine? Here is a great chance at the 10th Anniversary Gala of the BC Wine Appreciation Society. Their announcement is below. Enjoy!
10th Anniversary Gala-Over 45 Wineries – April 16/15
Have you signed up for our 10th Anniversary Gala yet? We still have space, but don’t delay. It’s only $49 for members and guests. Here is the link: http://bcwas.com/
If you’d like to become a BC Wine Appreciation Society member, now is the time: April 1 is the beginning of our new membership year! Join now and enjoy 12 months of events with the best wine club in town! Here’s the link: http://bcwas.com/membership.html
Please join us for the biggest event of our history –
our 10th Anniversary Gala celebration!
Wow, do we have an amazing tasting event put together for you! We’ll be high above the city overlooking the water and mountains in the beautiful Diamond Ballroom. While you walk around and admire the view, you can sip the delightful wines of more than 45 spectacular BC wineries. Socialize with BCWAS members and guests as you savour charcuterie, delicious cheeses, roasted vegetables, bread, and of course, the wonderful crackers of our corporate member, Gone Crackers!
For those of you who attended the recent Vancouver International Wine Festival, we’d like to point out that we will have almost twice as many BC wineries than they did –
our BC winery friends know just how special you are! The wineries you’ll get a chance to try are:
BC Wine Studio
Church & State
Clos du Soleil
Le Vieux Pin
We hope that you’ll enjoy some old favourites and discover some new favourites, too!
And …. just because we’re so excited about all these great wines, we’re going to make it really easy for you to buy some. You can buy as few as 3 bottles from any winery – no need to order a whole case, although certainly you can if you find something you simply must have. 🙂
Sign up on the order sheets that will be on each table. Once you’ve paid the wineries, they’ll send one big order to us, and we’ll sort it out and get it to you. A great and easy way to get a start on your summer sipping!
To make it even better – tickets for this fabulous event are
and you can bring your friends along too for the same great price!
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Place:Diamond Ballroom, 1495 West 8th Avenue (8th & Granville), 4th floor (The “gem” on the top floor of the Masonic Centre.)
Bus routes 4, 7, 9, 14, 16, 50, and 99 all stop within two blocks. We strongly suggest you do not drive but arrange alternate transport. We will have free bus tickets for your safe way home.
To pay: go to our website www.bcwas.com and click on “Add to cart” via Paypal
2015/2016 BCWAS membership: Join us now, and your membership is good until March of 2016. Only $40 for a year of our fun and fabulous events! Click here to become a member of the best wine club in town: http://www.bcwas.com/membership.html
Please make sure you have a safe way home– take transit, call a cab, or ask a friend to be a designated driver. We will have free bus tickets on hand for those of you who take Translink home.
Please note that we are unable to provide refunds. If you purchase a ticket but cannot attend the event, please let us know with as much advance notice as possible and we’ll try to re-sell your ticket, but we cannot guarantee this.