I had the opportunity to attend a wine and food tasting in Vancouver at the beginning of June and thought I would share some photos from the event. My sister received free tickets the day of the event so it was a nice and welcome surprise. We had a fun girls’ night out and got all glammed up and took a taxi downtown to get our drink on! The funny thing is that we both are not fans of wine or wine people in general. I personally can’t stand red wine and have only found a few white wines that I have actually enjoyed. Weirdly enough, though, I absolutely LOVE sangria! But, anyway, I figured it would be good prep for any wine tastings I encounter in California this summer!
The wine tasting actually started out pretty well. The event was held in the Vancouver Convention Centre and there were about 100 different wine vendors all liberally pouring all kinds of wine. We saw cute displays like this piggie one:
And even The Great One has started his own wine line!
Sorry Wayne, but I did not enjoy your wine although that probably means it’s a fine red wine. The wines all started to taste the same to me by the end of the night; however, there was a really tasty Pinot Grigio by Sumac Ridge that I quite enjoyed as well as one called Autumn Gold by Wild Goose Vineyards that I think was a Riesling. Check them out! Especially if you’re not a big wine drinker like me and don’t really know what you’re talking about when it comes to wine!
Moving on from the wine, the food really was the best part! There were stations on the perimeter of the conference room and each dish was prepared by talented chefs then paired with a wine that perfectly suited it. Or so they say… I couldn’t really tell! There was quite an assortment of food that went quickly but were well worth the wait as those skilful chefs plated more and more dishes for us!
Potatoes… My favourite food!
Croquettes stuffed with potato. Sooooo good.
Oxtail croquette and consommé… and a bit of red wine!
After we had our fill of good food and decided we couldn’t drink any more wine we left the convention centre and walked around Vancouver like tourists, taking pictures and enjoying the view. The wine had definitely gone to my head at that point so I was feeling pretty good. All in all, a great night!