The TriCity Wine Festival to Bring a Taste of Italy to Coquitlam - West Coast Food

By Winnie Tam

Is there ever a combination better than food and wine? I think not.

On November 4 -5, you can sample local and international foods and more than 200 wines from around the world all under one roof at the inaugural TriCity International Food & Wine Festival.

Taking place at the beautiful Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, the festival features two tasting rooms – an Italian-themed room that will have wines from 15 Italian wineries plus an array of Italian food such as bruschetta, cheeses and cannoli; and an international tasting room with wines offered by 50+ wineries from over 10 countries including Argentina, France and Chile, and yummy nibbles like tuna poke, beef sliders and sweet and savoury breads. Guests can walk through the two tasting rooms and sample to their hearts’ content.

The festival’s all-inclusive entry fee means that there are no painful decisions to make about what to sample and what to leave out – you can enjoy all the food, wine and beverage samples offered in the two tasting rooms without the need to buy additional tokens.

Event organizers have carefully positioned the vendors with food and wine matching in mind so you’ll have a nice balance of both as you move through the two rooms. If all of this doesn’t give you enough reason to go, the TriCity International Food & Wine Festival is a charity fundraiser in support of Team Taylor with the Ride to Conquer Cancer, one of the top fundraising teams for the BC Cancer Foundation.

To get your tickets to this delicious event or for more information, visit

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