Tasting Games Battle for the ‘Best Wine Taster in BC’ Hit Penticton

Rhys Pender, MW, led the games, following an introduction by Arnica Rowan of Terroir Consulting. The agency, which developed the event, is a wine research and development firm based out of Kelowna. Pender began by introducing the three panelists and told us a bit about how the games would work.

Best BC Somm and Wine Shop Purchaser take Kelowna! – Tasting Games!

The Tasting Games North Okanagan division event in Kelowna was our biggest, baddest event so far! On stage, the hilarious Howard Soon – decked out in a Kelowna Rockets jersey and repping the valley – took on the esteemed wine educator DJ Kearney and the laid back Vancouver sommelier Matthew Landry.

The excitement builds as Tasting Games heads to the second round…

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.

The Tasting Games a fun blind tasting competition April 23, May 7, 14, 21st

Hosted by Master of Wine Rhys Pender, each of the fun, irreverent events in Oliver, Penticton and Kelowna will feature three wine industry celebrities on stage, blind tasting five wines. The evening will begin with a quick “how to blind taste wine” tutorial from Rhys, and then the game is on!