The first B.C. Tasting Games tournament took place on April 23rd at Terrafina Restaurant in Oliver, BC. On stage, Severine Pinte, winemaker at Le Vieux Pin and La Stella took on David Paterson, general manager and winemaker at Tantalus, and Wes Hunter, the beverage manager from Raudz Creative Concepts.
“This project was going to be, and ended up being one of the greatest professional challenges in my video production career.” – Rudi Goldman – Producer/Director/Videographer WHEN DID YOU START WORKING ON THE FILM? We began shooting Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine in November 2012. Shot in stages, the film was completed in … Read moreThe Making of Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine Documentary – Interview with Rudi Goldman – Michael Madrigale New York City Sommelier
This year, the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is awarding 4 Sommelier Scholarships to students currently working in the hospitality and/or wine industry who are furthering their wine education. The scholarships, each worth $1,000, are sponsored by Okanagan Crush Pad and Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants. The BCHF is pleased to announce the following individuals have … Read moreBC Hospitality Foundation Names Sommelier Scholarship Recipients
– CAPS BC’s Inaugural Title Is A First For Canada – The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers named Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar’s Ian Wharton the 2018 Aspiring Sommelier at the organization’s annual competition. As the first recipient of this newly minted award, Ian’s superlative wine knowledge and service acumen earned him his … Read moreIAN WHARTON NAMED ASPIRING SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR