By Sonu Purhar
Wine lovers and culinary fans across the Lower Mainland, rejoice: BC Uncorked returns on Saturday, April 6 for an evening of tantalizing tastings and perfect pairings.
This year, BC Uncorked will host more than 55 wineries from across the province, who will collectively pour upwards of 250 varietals. Participating wineries include Corcelettes Winery, a Similkameen Valley favourite with dramatic views and an exquisite array of wines crafted from 100 percent locally-grown grapes; House of Rose, a Kelowna-based family vineyard whose wines carry intriguing flavour combinations and cheeky names; Moon Curser, an Osoyoos vineyard whose mysterious name hails from a thrilling history of gold-smuggling; and many more.
In between tastings, guests can cleanse their palates by grazing on light bites provided by 12 restaurants, caterers and food companies, including El Santo, Piva Modern Italian Restaurant, Fiesta Catering and Truffles Fine Food (all situated in New Westminster). Guests who taste wines that leave them wowed are encouraged to browse the event’s pop-up wine shop, hosted by Everything Wine; the shop will sell one feature wine from each winery.
BC Uncorked will be held at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, conveniently situated steps away from New Westminster SkyTrain station. To ensure attendees get home safe, each guest who wishes to transit home will be provided a free Compass Card for public transit, sponsored by the BCLDB. The event takes place between 7pm and 10pm, perfect for a post-dinner treat!
Tickets cost $75, and include wine and food samples. Best of all, partial proceeds from ticket sales will support the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. Note all guests must be 19 years of age or older; event organizers may request two pieces of government-issued identification to verify your age, so come prepared to avoid disappointment!
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