Vancouver Playhouse Int’l Wine Festival kicks off

Harry Hertscheg photo

Harry Hertscheg launches the 34th annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival at Joey One Bentall Feb 27 2012. Robyn Hanson photo

Photos – Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival launch Feb 27 2012

– photos by Robyn Hanson

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival officially kicked off yesterday, Feb 27, with a launch party at Joey One Bentall. Sample wines included two Cabernet Sauvignons, including Trim from the Napa Valley, as well as a Chilean Carmenere. Joey Restaurants’ Executive Chef Chris Mills oversaw the Chilean-style bite-size morsels, which included Baja fish tacos, calamari fritto and chickpea frites. Raising a toast midway through the proceedings, VPIWF executive director Harry Hertscheg made note of the 30,000 bottles of wine that will be opened over the next week (the festival runs until March 4).

For more event and ticket info visit the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival website.

2012 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival launch

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival launch, Feb 27 2012. Robyn Hanson photo

From the 34th VPIWF kick-off menu:

BUBBLES

Nino Franco “Rustico” Prosecco, Italy

WHITE

Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

RED

Errazuris Carmenère, Chile
Xanadu “Next of Kin” Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Australia
Trim Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Tenuta Castiglioni, Tuscany

MENU

Chimichurri Prawn Flatbread
Baja Fish Tacos
Calamari Fritto
Chickpea Frites with Romesco Sauce
Pulled Pork Arepas with Chilean Rice
Molten Lava Chocolate Souffle

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