I’m incredibly excited to be heading up to Whistler for Cornucopia this weekend, this time with a few friends in tow! There are two events in particular that are pretty unique and you should know about ’em:
I’m joining forces with Cynthia and David Enns from Naramata’s Laughing Stock Vineyards to explore the past, present and future of BC wines. We’re taking their most acclaimed white and red, their Chardonnay and Portfolio Bordeaux-style blend, and touring attendees through the current vintages, a couple back vintages to see how they’re evolving, and then (GET THIS!) sharing tank and barrels samples of vintages that haven’t been released yet! A very exclusive opportunity and a fantastic chance to get a renowned winery’s perspective on the evolution of BC wine. Tickets & informationhere.
Dessert + Wine ≠ “Dessert Wine w/ Beaucoup Bakery
If you HATE dessert wine, you’ll LOVE this seminar! Hey, I appreciate dessert wine as much as the next wine-guy, but do I reach for it often? No, not really. I’m MUCH more likely to have another ‘regular’ glass of wine at the end of the meal. The thing is, what pairs best? First-off, we need some kick-ass desserts, right? I’m bringing Jackie Ellis of Kitsilano’s acclaimed Beaucoup Bakery along for the ride. A graduate of Paris’ École Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil, one of Western Living Magazine‘s ‘Top 40 Foodies Under 40,’ and critical darling in general, Jackie’s quickly made a big name for herself around Vancouver. Along with her lovely fare, I’ll be sharing wines that go best, from Rieslings and Chardonnays to Pinot Noirs and Syrahs. Tickets & informationhere.
For these and other fun-filled Cornucopia fare, head to WhistlerCornucopia.com!
We’re looking forward to seeing you up on the mountain!
Questions? Find me via KurtisKolt.com!
Kurtis Kolt is a Vancouver-based freelance wine consultant, presenter and writer who received the Sommelier of the Year award from the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival. Certified by London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust and having credit in the winemaking program at UC Davis, Kolt’s enthusiasm and experience have resulted in a high demand for appearances, from being the subject of a Wine Enthusiast profile and appearing at New York’s James Beard House, to leading wine festival seminars and beyond.