Presenting our wines at Alumni UBC Grape Debate 2017.

We are very excited to be presenting our wines at Alumni UBC Grape Debate 2017.

This year’s Grape Debate topic is “What role does the vessel play?”

Winemakers in BC have traditionally used stainless steel and oak barrel vessels in the fermentation and ageing processes.
Today, there are “two new kids on the block”: amphora (clay) and concrete now making their way into local cellars.
A panel of winemakers and experts will debate the merits of amphora, concrete, oak and stainless steel vessels.

You will be guided through a tasting where you will have the opportunity to experience examples of all styles- what fun!

Following the program, sip your way through some of the finest BC VQA wines, including Bordertown at a wine tasting!  Paul Jordan promises to delight!


Drum roll, please! The moderator is DJ Kearney, BA’84 – Wine Educator, Wine Writer, Judge, Presenter & Chef (@djwines)
DJ Kearney, BA’84 – Wine Educator, Wine Writer, Judge, Presenter & Chef (@djwines)

And check out the stellar group of debaters, included the hilarious Howard Soon!
Darryl Brooker – Chief Winemaker, Mission Hill Family Estate (@MissionHillWine)
Christine Coletta – Co-owner, Okanagan Crush Pad (@Chrisscoletta)
Sid Cross, LLB’62 – Bon Vivant (@winefoodguru)
Tony Holler, BSc’74, MD’79 – Majority Owner & President, Poplar Grove Winery (@poplargrovewine)
Jay Martiniuk, BSFN’11 – Researcher, UBC Wine Research Centre
Sandra Oldfield – CEO/President, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards (@SandraOldfield)
David Scholefield, BA’75 – VP wine strategy + liquid art selections, Trialto Wine Group Ltd. (@TrialtoBC)
Howard Soon, BSc’74 – Master Winemaker, Sandhill Single Vineyard Wine (@SandhillWines)

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00-9:30 pm
Debate – 6:00-7:30 pm
Wine Tasting – 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

6163 University Blvd.
UBC’s Vancouver campus – map
Grape Debate & Wine Tasting – $84
Wine Tasting only – $57.50
This is always a sell out event so be sure to purchase early!

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