The Grape Debate

January 31
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Lower Level



The Grape Debate
Presented by Alumni UBC and the Wines of British Columbia
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Lower Level

January 31
7:00pm Debate
8:30pm Wine Tasting

The Motion: Is wine made in the vineyard or in the winery?

Every wine is unique in some way. Some would attribute these distinctive qualities to terroir, while others would consider them to be a reflection of a winemaker's style. Vineyard location and weather during the growing season certainly impact the grapes in many ways, but the winemaker's attention to detail and signature techniques may also have significant effects on the final product. Is the importance of terroir overstated? Are talented winemakers undervalued? And where do vineyard managers fit into all of this?

Join us for this year's The Grape Debate, where our panel of wine experts will debate whether great wines are grown or made. Following the program, sip and sample your way through some of BC's finest wineries and cast your vote!

DJ Kearney – Wine educator, wine writer, judge, presenter and chef

Panelists - Vineyard:

  • Sid Cross, LLB’62 – Bon Vivant
  • David Scholefield, BA’75 – VP Wine Strategy, Trialto Wine Group; Wine Advisor, Okanagan Crush Pad
  • Val Tait – Co-Owner & General Manager, Bench 1775 Winery

Panelists - Winery:
*includes ticket to a lively 6 panelist debate, wine tasting to follow. Taxes not included. 19+ 

> Alumni UBC
> The Wines of British Columbia

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