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Vancouver International Wine Festival #VIWF; Cool Climate Wine Event at Lift Bar and Grill

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Vancouver International Wine Festival #VIWF; Cool Climate Wine Event at Lift Bar and Grill

February 29, 2016- Vancouver BC, Point Roberts WA-, a digital global news source covering leading sectors including investing in wine and publicly traded wine companies , reports on the Vancouver International Wine Festival and the Saturday Cool Climate Wine event at the Lift Bar and Grill in Vancouver.

Guests were invited to sample cool-climate wines and a seafood brunch at the Lift Bar and Grill  A few favorites in the wine tasting; the Hester Creek 2014 Pinot Blanc and the 2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling. 

This was just one of the many events over the week that showcased the best in wines for collectors and enthusiasts. The Vancouver wine festival featured 155 wineries from 14 countries including 60 wineries from Italy, pouring 1,470 plus wines at 54 events to an estimated 25,000 attendees. 

Featured wines:
Bodegas Salentein Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2013
Bodegas Salentein Brut Nature Metodio Tradicional NV
Majella Wines Sparking Shiraz 2009
Majella Wines Riesling 2015
Haywire Switchback Organic Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014
Haywire White Label Pinot Noir 2013
Hester Creek Pinot Blanc VQA 2014
Hester Creek Cabernet Franc Rose VQA 2014
Quails' Gate Winery Dry Riesling 2014
Quails' Gate Winery Gewurztraminer 2014
Stoneboat Vineyards Pinot Gris 2014
Stoneboat Vineyards Piano Brut NV
Unsworth Vineyards Charme de L'ile 2014
Unsworth Vineyards Petit Milo 2014
Viña Leyda Las Brisas Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
Viña Leyda Reserva Suavignon Blanc 2014
Viña Santa Ema Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
Viña Santa Ema Reserve Sauvignon Gris 2015
Babich Wines Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Babich Wines Babich Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014
Oyster Bay Wines Chardonnay 2014
Oyster Bay Wines Brut NV
Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling 2014
Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2013

Canada’s premier wine show will mark its 38th edition of pairing wine, food and the performing arts from February 20 to 28, 2016. The festival features Italy as the theme country. The festival will showcase 156 wineries from 14 countries (including 60 wineries from Italy) pouring 1,450+ wines at 55 events to a projected 25,000 admissions. The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction open the festival on Saturday, February 20 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The festival is produced by the Vancouver International Wine Festival Society, which has three mandates: provide an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for public and trade; be a premier marketing opportunity for the wine industry and festival partners; and raise funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society. Since inception in 1979, the festival has raised $8.5 million for the performing arts. Major sponsors are The Vancouver Sun, the official newspaper, and Delta Air Lines, the official airline. Major industry partners are the BC Liquor Distribution Branch and the Import Vintners & Spirits Association. The festival is made possible through the gracious support of our participating countries’ consulates and embassies.

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