‘Wine Talks’ Returns to Okanagan College with John E. Peller on October 24th

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Okanagan Falls, BC | Liquidity Wines is once again partnering with Okanagan College to present the third installment of its popular Wine Talks series on Tuesday, October 24 at the college’s Penticton campus. The event will feature a single keynote speaker whose recognition and distinction in the industry is notable.

John E. Peller, LLB, is the chair and CEO of Andrew Peller Limited. His company’s brands include a growing number of Okanagan wineries, among them are Sandhill, Calona Vineyards and Red Rooster. Andrew Peller Limited made headlines this month when news broke of a $95-million-dollar deal to acquire three additional wineries: Black Hills Estate, Gray Monk Estate and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.

“The topic seems very timely,” says Jim Hamilton, president of Okanagan College. “This event has been well attended by our community and has brought a lot of value to the industry. I expect to see that trend continue with our third event.”

Peller began his legal career in 1980 in Hamilton, Ontario where he practiced corporate and commercial law. He spent a year in France attending the L’institute de Touraine and worked for six months with DeLuze, the wine subsidiary of Remy Martin. He spent the next four years in New Jersey working with Nabisco Brands Inc., first as manager of corporate planning and development, and then as regional marketing manager for the Grocery Products Division (North East Division).

He joined Andrew Peller Ltd. in 1989, assuming the role of vice president of sales and marketing planning. He was appointed to the board of directors in 1990 and to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing in 1991. He became president and chief operating officer in 1992, then president and chief executive officer in 1994.

“This is a unique opportunity to hear from a leader of the Canadian wine industry,” says Ian MacDonald, owner of Liquidity Wines. “John’s bold vision continues to shape the future of this business.”

Wine Talks will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College (room PC 113, 583 Duncan Avenue West), from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, including a coffee and wine break. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Okanagan.bc.ca/winetalks.

About Okanagan College | Okanagan College is a public, post-secondary institution with campuses in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Salmon Arm, as well as education centres throughout the interior. The College offers an array of programming with more than 120 certificates, diplomas and degrees. Established more than 50 years ago, Okanagan College offers a unique selection of programming in wine, food and tourism. The College’s viticulture programs are based at the Penticton campus and make use of the B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre, which is the first educational facility of its kind.



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    Ian MacDonald, President
    Ruth Hanbury, General Manager
    Alison Moyes, Winemaker
    Erin Korpisto, Customer Experience & Communications Manager
    Stephen Judge, Tasting Room Supervisor & Wine Club Coordinator
    Julien Hébert, Vineyard Manager



    Based in Okanagan Falls, the Heart of Wine Country™, Liquidity offers an artisan approach to winemaking – taking you on a journey of the senses that captures the art of winemaking from grape to glass in a stunning space where guests are wowed by the incredible views, eclectic artwork and locally inspired food. Time is spent enjoying these finer things in life, while in the vineyard care is taken to carefully hand-harvest the best fruit and artfully blend them into fine wines.

    Liquidity is proud to be making handcrafted wines that express the individuality of the vineyard, variation of the season and varietal. The winemaking process is catered to each individual variety and its characteristics. Whole-bunch pressing, wild fermentation, gentle maceration, intricate blending and the use of French oak only are just a few of Liquidity’s winemaking practices.

    The Liquidity experience extends beyond wine and food; art installations in the vineyard go along with paintings and photographs in the sleek bistro and tasting room. Guided by his deep-rooted passion for art and culture, Liquidity Wines President Ian MacDonald and his team have brought the winery beyond barrel and bottle, creating an engaging experience for visitors, diners and wine-lovers alike.

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