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Friday and Saturday August 8-9 2014 is our 7th Annual BC Wine Festival Weekend in the store. On both days we will be sampling BC wine. On the Saturday we have a special guest host – Tim Martiniuk, General Manager and family owner of Stoneboat Vineyards in Oliver, BC. Tastings are 3-6pm both days.
Our Community Sponsor for the Saturday is Bowen Island Arts Council who are sponsoring a poetry competition to celebrate BC wine. It’s easy to enter. Just send your entry to email@example.com by email or post it on their Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/429007857239404/
Please put your town or community on your entry. Entry is open until Midnight Friday 8 August.
We’ll post all the entries on a board in the store and tasters on Saturday 9 August will vote for their favourite entry. If you cannot make the tasting you can also vote for on-line submissions by “liking” the entry on the BIAC page above.
Poems can be in any form but must reference something specifically about BC Wine – can be a region, a general reference to why you like BC wine, a vineyard or a winery etc.. Entries will be judged on the first verse only. Haikus are welcome.
There will be prizes for the top votes in two categories:
- Entries from Bowen Island
- Entries from off-island
If you cannot make the tasting you can also vote for on-line submissions by “liking” the entry on the BIAC page above.
P.S. Must be 19 or older to enter.
Free in-store wine sampling
BowFEAST weekend eat and drink local celebration.
- Friday 16 August, 3-7pm
- Saturday 17 August, 1-5pm
- Sunday 18 August, 1-5pm
We’ll be opening a raft of BC wines to showcase our local wineries. Different wines each day so plan to drop in for every session.
Special Guest: Sandra Oldfield, CEO Tinhorn Creek
Friday 16th – 5-7pm
Tinhorn Creek is our #1 selling BC wine brand. Please come and meet Sandra and learn about Tinhorn’s wine right from the source.
In addition to Tinhorn Creek, over the weekend we’ll have wines to taste from
- Averill Creek
- Blue Mountain
- de Vine
- Dirty Laundry
- Quail’s Gate
- Saturna Island winery
and maybe a few more…
Where: Bowen Island Beer and Wine Cellar, 103-996 Dorman Road, Bowen Island (604) 947-2729
When: Saturday June 9, 2012 1-5pm
Hard to believe we’ve been open in the new store for a whole year but here we are. Thanks to everyone on and off Bowen Island who have supported us in the new location. To celebrate our first Anniverary we are offering a complementary tasting of Oyster Bay Wines including both their sparkling wines.
Oyster Bay is the most popular New Zealand wine in Canada.
Look forward to seeing you here.
P.S. From June 9 through June 30 we are offering a 5% discount on purchases of 6 bottles of wine. And of course you still get 10% on cases of 12+
Last Saturday we hosted an in-store tasting of 3 South African wines picked by our wine guy, Paul Rickett and included Moreson Blancs de Blancs brut, Graham Beck Gamekeeper’s Reserve Chenin Blanc, and Glen Carlou Grande Classique Cabernet Merlot. All the wines were delicious but the star of the show for most was the Graham Beck Chenin. Delightfully crisp, it was a great wine to match with Thanksgiving dinner. We’re going to try and get some more in but this wine was imported into BC as a one-off and may not be available any more.
Next in-store tasting will be in November and will feature wines from Bleasdale Winery in Australia. This has been owned by the Potts family for 5 generations. Alerts will be sent by twitter (from www.twitter.com/paulrickett) and by email. If you’d like to subscribe to our eGrapevine email newsletter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.