June 25th, 2016- Vancouver International Wine Festival

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It’s one of the best wine festivals anywhere. The 38th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival  Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from  Feb 20- March 1

For eight years TRR has set up a studio on the floor of the Trade Tasting on the Thursday and invited the World to sit in.


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The Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, offering something for every level of wine drinker, collector and trade professional. Winery principals (winemaker, proprietor, senior executive) representing 156 wineries from 14 countries will be in attendance to pour and discuss their wines. In 2016, the theme country will be Italy.

38th Vancouver Wine festival featuring Italy

The heart of the festival is the International Festival Tastings at the Vancouver Convention Centre, where 776 wines are available for sampling, with an additional 164 wines available at two trade tastings. More than 625 additional wines will be served at special events orbiting the tasting room, including a gala dinner + auction, wine seminars, trade events, and food and wine pairing affairs such as winery dinners, lunches and brunches at top Vancouver restaurants and hotels.

The Italian table will represent an all-star moment.  Tedeschi/Ricasoli/Dogliani


Hour One:

  • Michaela Morris – House Wine
  • Stevie Kim – VinItaly
  • Gurvinder Bhatia – Quench Wine Editor – Edmonton
  • Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva
  • Harry Hertscheg – Executive director of Festival
  • Riccardo Tedeschi – Tedeschi Amarone (family owner/winemaker) Veneto/Valpolicella –
  • Barone Francesco Ricasoli (32nd generation Ricasoli) Tuscany/Chianti Classico –
  • Fiorenzo Dogliani – Batasiolo.  Piedmont  CEO   (Richardo March.. Export Director)
  • Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva
  • Michael Bartier – Bartier Bros  BC
  • Chris Wyse – Burrowing Owl  BC
  • Harry McWatters – Time  BC
  • Ezra Cypes – Summerhill  BC
  • Thomas Perrin – Famille Perrin  France
  • Jim Robertson – Stoneleigh  NZ
  • Eduardo Montresor  – Montessor .  Veneto Italy
  • Loren Gil – Gil Family Estates  Spain



  •  Daenna van Mulligen
  • DJ Kearney
  • Kurtis Kolt
  • Rhys Pender
  •  Matt Dumayne –  WM  Haywire
  • Andrew Winsor –  WM  Tinhorn Creek
  • John Freeman – WM Waterbrook (Washington)
  • Kirk Brewer – Gruet Winery (New Mexico)
  • Poplar Grove – Stefan Arnason, Winemaker
  • David Phillips – Michael David Winery (Cali)
  • Mark DeVere – Mondavi (Cali)
  • Ted Seghesio – Seghesio  (Abigail Smith
  • Marilisa Allegrini  – Owner-CEO – Allegrini
  • Ermenegildo Giusti – Owner – Giusti
  • David Scholefield – Haywire  Advisor
  • Stefano Benini – Int Export Director/Family member Marchesi De’Frescobaldi 
  • Gabriele Tacconi – WM –  Ruffino (1st visit to Canada)