Cornucopia@Whistler 2019

Join the fun at Cornucopia, Whistler’s perennial celebration of food and drink, November 7-17, 2019.

I’ll be your wine guide at these drink seminars – hope to see you there!

Love Gamay (click to buy tickets)

Winemakers in British Columbia and Oregon are embracing the sensual charms of this delicious red wine. Gamay has been gaining in popularity, getting increased attention and presence on retail shelves and restaurant wine lists. It even has its own hashtag #GoGamayGo.  Tyler Dawson leads this stand-up seminar tasting a range of Gamay from the Pacific Northwest, highlighting the character of this grape and why it’s fan base is growing. Sunday, November 10th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Silence of the Lambruscos (click to buy tickets)

Emilia-Romagna is a regional gastronomic powerhouse and Lambrusco – sparkling red wines of this region – are a perfect match for the iconic and expansive cuisine.  Lambrusco’s characteristic frizzante fizz and high acidity shout ‘refreshing and food-friendly’. Tyler Dawson leads this stand-up guided tasting of Lambrusco is paired with Emilia-Romagna DOP delicacies. Sunday, November 10th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm.

Top Value Wines (click to buy tickets)

This annual seminar is devoted to wines that offer exceptional quality at a range of price points.  Daenna Van Mulligen, Tyler Dawson, and Rachelle Goudreau will share their recommendations for great value bottles, and guests will taste a selection of their top picks.  A great way to discover your next go-to favourite. Saturday, November 9th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Craft Beer for Wine Lovers (click to buy tickets)

Finally, a blind date you’ll actually enjoy!  This annual seminar introduces wine drinkers to complementary beer styles, and vice versa.  Love dry Rieslings?  An India Pale Ale can have some of the same characteristics.  Wild about Witbier?  Try an aromatic Gewurz.  Tyler Dawson and Ken Beattie lead an eye-opening guided tasting that will give you new appreciation for how the other half live. Saturday, November 16th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Tune in for future posts that include selections from these seminars.

Until next time, you’ll find me where wine is always on duty and needs to make a good impression.