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Old 11-14-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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Wine Tasting in Vancouver?

So I'm moving on from getting "fucked up of beerz" and moving into something more sophisticated. I would like to learn more about different wines and figured "well wine tasting might be good start". Can anyone recommend some places?

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Do you like shiraz? Here is a good one worth trying out:

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Salty tasting room located in gastown.
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Not sure when, but there's usually an annual wine tasting convention held at the convention center. Keep an eye out for it.

I used to work there, and basically you go booth to booth sampling wine.
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it's called the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.

Tickets are $70/person now?

I remember attending the first event when ticket prices were around $20-$30. At the current price point it's cheaper to gather a bunch of friends and host your own wine tasting.
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Salty tasting room located in gastown.

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It's called "Salt Tasting Room." Not "Salty"
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What you should do first is pick up a basic wine book, or do a bit of research via Google and have a basic understanding of the different grapes, what to look for, etc. Even if you can take away just a couple of things (like the difference between a cabernet and a shiraz), you'll have a better sense of the styles and what your preferences might be. After a bit of research, I would do what Suzuka84 suggested and gather a few like-minded friends and buy a bunch of cheap bottles (10-15 range).

I've been in the "industry" on a part-time basis for a couple of years (but I still consider myself a newb) and there's so much to learn about wine, so don't pressure yourself and feel you need to know everything at once. Once you start drinking a few wines, you'll be able to discover your palette, your sense of smell, etc. and really get to enjoy wine. If you need any recommendations on cheapies to start off with, send me a PM.
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If anyone is interested, we regularly do wine tasting and amateur classes, PM me if you are interested.
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