GOODS: The “East Van Wine Academy” To DIsh & Dazzle At “The Waldorf Hotel”
The GOODS from The Waldorf Hotel
Vancouver, BC | Local wine lovers attending the next edition of Vancouver’s popular East Van Wine Academy at the Waldorf Hotel might just leave with more than increased wine knowledge and some new favourite grape varietals.
Each attendee of “East Van Wine Academy: South America!” on Tuesday, June 14th will be entered into a draw courtesy of Wines of Chile to win two tickets to the upcoming “Dish & Dazzle” event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, celebrating food, cocktail culture and a vast array of wines from Chile. ”Dish & Dazzle” features 12 of Vancouver’s finest restaurants alongside 20 Chilean wineries plus a cocktail competition featuring Vancouver’s top bar talent, assembled together to benefit the BC Hospitality Association, a registered charity that offers financial assistance, beyond traditional medical benefits, to people who work in food, beverage and hospitality professions at a critical time of need.
“Not only will ‘East Van Wine Academy: South America!’ be a great opportunity for casual wine enthusiasts to get to know South America’s wine-producing countries a little better, having Wines Of Chile offering support with the Dish & Dazzle ticket draw adds another element of excitement and fun to the event” says Kurtis Kolt, who both hosts the East Van Wine Academy and sits on the Advisory Board for the BC Hospitality Foundation, “It offers a great opportunity to spread the word about Dish & Dazzle, and why it’s such a great benefit for a fantastic charity.”
Those in attendance will learn about Chile’s extensive world of wines, from Casablanca’s Pinot Noirs to Cabernets from the foothills of the Andes before hitting Argentina for everything from citrusy Torrontés to peppery Syrahs and then a quick jaunt across the river to Uruguay to splash into some rich, red wines made from the Tannat grape, loaded with elements of blackberry and cloves.
Along with learning a little history, geography, wines styles, plus food pairing and shopping tips, Wine Course guests will receive a collectible Waldorf Wine ‘Zine as a keepsake reminder of everything they’ve just learned, access to the “After School” party in the Waldorf Hotel’s World-Famous Tiki Bar and two tasting vouchers to get their sampling started. The “After School” party offers a fantastic opportunity to put new found knowledge to use as guests are immersed in South American wine culture with numerous wines on offer, along with canapés, visuals and vinyl selected by resident DJs. Tickets for the East Van Wine Academy are $35, and for those who want to skip class and head to the “After School” event, tickets are $10.
East Van Wine Academy: South America!
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at East Vancouver’s Waldorf Hotel
7pm – 8pm : East Van Wine Academy Wine Course
8pm – Late : East Van Wine Academy After School Party
Tickets & Information: WaldorfHotel.com
The Waldorf Hotel | 1489 East Hastings, Vancouver BC | 604.253.7141
Dish & Dazzle Information: BCHospitalityFoundation.com.
About The Waldorf Hotel
Tom Anselmi – Director
Ernesto Gomez – Director
Daniel Fazio – Design and Brand Manager
Nicolas Rossel – General Manager
Cesar De La Parra – Executive Chef
Steve Da Cruz – Beverage Program Director
Kurtis Kolt – Sommelier
Kasha Marciniak – Booker and Production Manager
Lizzy Karp – Communications Director
About The Waldorf
After 63 years in business, East Vancouver’s Famous Waldorf Hotel has been reimagined as a creative compound where contemporary art, music, food and culture convene under one roof. Special events, unique spaces, great food and hospitality. There’s always something happening at The Waldorf.
“While offering a nod to the hotel’s Polynesian lineage, the Waldorf redux has mercifully sidestepped kitsch to emerge as a landmark destination for creative travelers. A haven for artists, musicians and cultural thrill-seekers, the Waldorf offers an experience not easily forgotten, one that makes you feels as though you’re vacationing in New York rather than the heart of Vancouver’s east side.” – Globe and Mail