What a great weekend. We closed up the shop a bit early on Saturday and the Just Fine Wine gang made our way to the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre at the Grand Villa Casino for the Winexpert Western Canadian Retailer Conference. The annual event includes a Q&A with wine guru Tim Vandergrift; the Limited Edition unveiling, a wine tasting and food pairing event; and a day filled with useful workshops and information sessions.
Retail Expert Kevin Graff. Photo by Tim Vandergrift.
As much as we’d like to let you in on this year’s Limited Edition lineup, we’ve been asked to keep things a secret until the public release day of October 1st. At that time we’ll forward you the information immediately. Be sure to also keep your eye on the Limited Edition Website for further details and your chance to win prizes. For anyone who absolutely just can not wait, zoom in on the banners in the background of the picture we borrowed from Tim. You will see there that this year’s lineup will be “three reds and two whites” (a one liner we also stole from Tim)! Sorry, looks like Winexpert is also expert at keeping things hush hush and have already blurred out the photo. We will say that some of us were not overly familiar with some of this year’s Limiteds but after tasting the commercial equivalents – and coupling that with the knowledge that the wines we’ll have at Just Fine Wine will be so much better – we couldn’t be more excited! We’re confident you all will be as well. We still have tickets available for our Annual Wine Tasting Sunday, October 17th. Come see and taste for yourself. The aforementioned Tim Vandergrift will be there facilitating the event and he gives one heck of an entertaining presentation!
Winexpert did a great job of organizing a fun and information packed weekend. For anyone booking an event or conference, the staff, facilities, and food at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre were top notch. We’re not sure what sort of price range they fall in but as far as quality and service goes, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.