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Wine Club – Bravo Amerone!Oct 13
explore all things Amerone, the most famous of all dried grape wines
Wine Club Presents Intersection WineryOct 22
Sample wines that express a sense of place and reflect the potential of the unique and exceptional terroirs
Cork Dorks - A Trip Around the World in Under $20Jan 27
Wines that represent superior quality to price ratio
Blending Wines with the WinemakerAug 11
Sample wine and have some hands on fun learning about wine blending
HUNTING THE WILY WILD MUSHROOM
Vancouver Island has always been a mushroom forager’s heaven, but this autumn’s harvest is even better than most. The random rains have kept the fungi popping and the wild crafters hopping.
FORAGING LOCAL SHELLFISH
One great thing about Vancouver Island is the yearly availability of seasonal food.
SOLD OUT Savor the Wines of Southern Italy
Italian wines are more than worth celebrating
SUSTAINABLE VINEYARD & WINERY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Everyone seems to have their own idea about what “sustainability” means. In the agriculture world, do not assume that sustainable is always organic, or that organic is always sustainable.
HOW MANY OYSTERS CAN YOU EAT
Tofino’s Clayoquot Oyster Festival begins its 20th anniversary on Thursday, November 17th. Hopefully you have already purchased your tickets as the event is already sold out.
THE ART OF FOOD AND BEER PAIRING
With the hot weather,barbecues are working overtime and so much more is being grilled these days in addition to burgers and steaks.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATED WITH A SPARKLE – CHEERS!
Be it Christmas, New Years, birthdays or birthing, nothing says “special occasion” quite like the resounding pop of a bottle of bubbly being opened, that first-pour froth and those magical, glistening bubbles.
COMFORT FOOD (AND SOME WINE)
Food is a great comforter at this time of year, something to warm us up, to make us feel content despite the short days and lack of sunshine.
PIZZA AND BEER
Pizza and beer are a dynamic duo, kind of like burgers and fries or peanut butter and jam.
THE ART OF BEER AND FOOD PAIRING
With all this hot weather, Nanaimoites are cooking outdoors whenever they can. With a little imagination and tin foil, pretty good meals can be turned out on the barbeque. 
Wine Club – Fun With Method Comparison May 26
Really let your taste buds explore with a comparison tasting
SOLD OUT Cork Dorks do Bubbles – Wine ClubDec 2
Let us help you decide what to toast in the New Year with!
Cork Dorks-Low Sugar Wines DemystifiedMar 10
This hot topic may find you in for a few surprises
Cork Dorks Explore MalbecApr 18
Explore Malbec from the New World
WHAT’S ON AT MERRIDALE CIDERY
Nestled amongst the hills of Cowichan Valley, the oldest cidery in British Columbia produces cider, spirits and fortified ciders using fresh picked BC fruit, most of it from their own estate orchards.
Sparkling Spritz Wine Cocktail Club May 5
Enjoy learning about and tasting these fun, bright and cheerful entertainment winners.
CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION SEMINAR + BEER TASTING
Learn about B.C.’s Craft Beer Revolution while enjoying a range of beer samples at Lucky’s Liquor Store. 
Premium and Unique Wines – Wine ClubMar 23
Enjoy an evening with some unique twists, delicious interesting wines and great snacks.
Wine Club – Wines for BBQJun 23
We are excited to have some lively patio sippers and BBQ friendly wines
Wine Club - Vancouver Island vs Naramata Bench Sep 1
Join Miche as he introduces us to two wineries
BC Boutique Wineries – Wine ClubFeb 3
Featuring a couple of the best wineries BC has to offer
WINE PAIRING FOR A LOCAL FAVORITE
Although it may not feel like it, spring has arrived on Vancouver Island. The only way I know this is having spied the first tender spears of asparagus poking up in my patch.
Cork Dorks do Rose’ – Wine ClubJul 29
Expand your wine power with a good look at Rose'
WINTER FUN ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Vancouver Island Expeditions offers a lineup of single or multiple day expeditions. The tours include culture, history, nature and the outdoors, as well as food and drink experiences on Vancouver Island
The Wonderful World of SherryNov 4
This amazing fortified beverage is so nuanced and delicious
Cork Dorks do Old World VS New WorldAug 26
An in depth exploration of three popular white wine varietals
Cork Dorks – Organic Etc…ExplainedFeb 10
Find out about the wine classifications
Cork Dorks Explore Chile May 12
Let’s taste some amazing Chilean wines
GET OUR CRAFT BEER ADVENT CALENDAR NOW!
For the second year running we can created a monster craft beer advent calendar! The holiday season is coming up and it’s time to celebrate.
September Newsletter
It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
Cork Dorks present Gerard Bertrand Sep 8
Gerard Bertrand focuses on excellence, innovation, naturality and friendliness
WINE SAMPLING AT LUCKY’S
DID YOU KNOW THAT LUCKY’S LIQUOR STORE IS THE ONLY LIQUOR STORE THAT OFFERS FREE WINE SAMPLING EVERY DAY?
Wine Club –Small is Big in BC Apr 28
Two of the best small wineries BC has to offer
PARKSVILLE UNCORKED
The first wine tasting for 2017 on Vancouver Island happens Friday, February 24th at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville.
Cork Dorks do Okanagan Syrah and Chardonnay Aug 25
Louise will explore Chardonnay and Syrah
THE ART OF PAIRING WINE AND FOOD: AN ISLAND APPROACH
Pairing food and wine is not a life-or-death situation. Who says you can’t have red wine with fish? There’s no need to be a sommelier or a red seal chef to have that expert opinion. With a little trial and error, you yourself can become the expert.

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