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Chef Meets BC Grape Signature Wine Tasting Expands to Showcase BC VQA Wine in Calgary, Victoria & Vancouver

The Wines of British Columbia's Chef Meets BC Grape returns for its thirteenth season and is the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Western Canada. This event is a multi-city event series happening in Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver designed to celebrate the best of BC Wine and food - highlighting all things grown, crushed, raised and produced in British Columbia.  

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Event-goers in Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver are invited to sample hundreds of BC VQA wines while enjoying perfectly paired small plates by top chefs from local restaurants. Chef Meets BC Grape is being held in Calgary on Wednesday, May 10 at The Hyatt Regency Ballroom at 6:30pm, Victoria on Tuesday, May 23 at Victoria Conference Centre at 6:30pm, and Vancouver on Thursday, May 25 at Vancouver Convention Centre East at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased here

This 100 percent BC-inspired fundraising event brings together the creative talents of winemakers and chefs from around the province to celebrate the best of local wine and cuisine. The events support local charities with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Ocean Wise, The Arts Club and the BC Hospitality Foundation.

As many as 90 BC wineries will return to Vancouver to pour more than 350 BC VQA wines for attendees; 68 BC wineries will pour more than 250 BC VQA wines in Victoria, and 30 BC wineries will pour more than 120 BC VQA Wines in Calgary showcasing their 2017 spring releases. During these fun and informative grazing-style tastings, guests will have the opportunity to compare a variety of wines that well represent the distinct growing regions of the Okanagan Valley, Similkameen Valley, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, as well as some of BC's exciting emerging regions.

Chefs from top local restaurants will compete in a pairing challenge, featuring the finest locally grown and sourced ingredients, to earn awards for Judges' Best BC VQA Pairing, Judges' Best Dish Award, and Consumers' Choice Award for Dish of the Night. Chefs will be awarded points for use of a local ingredient in some component in their dish.


ABOUT CHEF MEETS BC GRAPES
In it's thirteenth season. Chef Meets BC Grape is the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Western Canada. This event is a multi-city event series happening in Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver designed to celebrate the best of BC Wine and food - highlighting all things grown, crushed, raised and produced in BC. Event goers are invited to sample hundreds of BC VQA wines while enjoying perfectly paired small plates by top chefs from local restaurants. For more information on Chef Meets BC Grape visit www.chefmeetsbcgrape.com or connect social on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram