VANWINEFEST – ALL STAR ARCHIVES
We’ve been happily covering the annual Vancouver International Wine Festival for 12 years.
This year the events start Feb 22 with the Bacchanalia Gala and Auction and ends with the Vintners Brunch March 1.
This one hour special will feature some of the highlight interviews from years past.
In the grand tasting room, we set up a large round table, fill it with a forest of microphones and invite as many winemakers and principals as possible over the course of one afternoon. Once you set it in motion, it’s always a fantastic blur.
We’ll go as far back as 2010 an feature a conversation with Anthony von Mandl introducing us to Marchesi Piero Antinori . Two visionary giants surrounded by rivers of people walking around us.
We end the hour with two very special people.
Gina Gallo – Gallo Family
And her husband Jean Charles Boisset..Raymond. Boisset Collection
Here’s the complete line-up filled with winemakers, owners and friends. Rarely do all these wine educators and experts get together like this. Enjoy!
Harry Hertscheg – Exec Director VanwineFest
Chris Gaze – founding artistic director Bard on the beach 2017
Kurtis Kolt – educator. Georgia straight wine column. 2016 (Italy)
DJ Kearney – Wine educator – consultant – judge
Deanna van Mulligen – wine diva.. writer..judge –
Rhys Pender – Master of wine -cofounder of Little Farm Similkameen
Anthony von Mandl owner/founder Mission Hill 2010
Marchesi Piero Antinori – Antinori Italy
DJ Kearney 2017
Harry McWatters – Time..McWatters. Evolve. co-founder of wine in Canada. 2017
Ray Signorello – losing his Napa winery buildings To fire 2018
Ann Sperling – 2017 (Canada)
Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva
Howard Soon – still at Sandhill and about to get Order of Canada
Sandra Oldfield – still at Tinhorn Creek
Jon Bonne – Keynote – new California wine 2019
Charles Smith – Walla Walla . Before he became CHARLES SMITH 2014
Gina Gallo – Family member and leader 2019
Jean Charles Boisset – winemaker & visionary. Raymond. Boisset Collection. Buena Vista family vineyards in Burgundy
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