Presented by UBC Alumni Affairs, the Wines of British Columbia and the UBC Wine Research Centre
Vancouver Public Library,
350 West Georgia
The Motion: Should BC have a signature wine varietal?
Argentina is known for its malbec; New Zealand, for its sauvignon blanc. Many of the world's major wine regions have developed signature wine varietals and marketed them to international recognition. The rapid growth of BC's wine industry over the past few decades has led to an explosion of diverse and outstanding wines. While there are strong reasons to support diversification in BC's wine production, some in the industry feel that the province's wine producers would benefit from a standout, signature varietal. But if we moved in that direction, which varietal should it be?
Join us for the Grape Debate, a Dine Out Vancouver Festival first! Our panel of wine experts will debate the benefits and drawbacks to developing a signature varietal for BC. Following the program, sip, sample and taste your way through dozens of BC's finest wineries. From pinot gris to pinot noir, taste for yourself and cast your vote!
James Nevison, Wine Columnist for The Province
Sid Cross, Bon Vivant
Anthony Gismondi, Wine Writer, Broadcaster & Speaker
Kurtis Kolt, Independent Wine Consultant
Michaela Morris, Wine Educator/Consultant & Co-Owner of House Wine
David Scholefield, VP Wine Strategy, Trialto Wine Group; Wine Advisor, Okanagan Crush Pad
Howard Soon, Master Winemaker, Sandhill Single Vineyard Wine