VINSIGHT: BC

the FUNDAMENTALS of tasting - ideal for beginners, fun for all levels of experience

Experience a guided tasting of six British Columbia wines, selected from a number of different wineries to exemplify some of the most popular grape varietals in North America today. Learn why you love the wines that you do as your instructor guides you through proper tasting procedures and demonstrates the components that make each wine unique. An excellent class for beginners as well as connoisseurs simply looking to gain a deeper understanding of BC wines.

SUMMER: Saturdays at 10:30am -- 2 hours in length

WINTER: by Request or scheduled on Sun, Nov 18, Jan 13, Feb 24

$25 (includes tax)

Capacity: minimum 4 ppl, maximum 12 ppl

By default, all classes at the Vinstitute are public, and may be joined by any guests so long as seats remain.

If you desire a private session, a flat rate may be applied to reserve a weekend class for your group alone. Private classes for at least 4 people may also be booked through the week at no additional cost. Inquire by email at info@vinstitute.ca.

 August 2017 - Vinsight in Session

August 2017 - Vinsight in Session


 August 2017 - Vinsight in Session

By default, all classes at the Vinstitute are public, and may be joined by any guests so long as seats remain.

If you desire a private session, a flat rate may be applied to reserve a weekend class for your group alone. Private classes for at least 4 people may also be booked through the week at no additional cost. Inquire by email at info@vinstitute.ca.

VINSIGHT: INTERSECTION

EXPLORE THE UNIQUE NARRATIVE OF INTERSECTION ESTATE WINERY WITH A GUIDED CLASSROOM TASTING

Train your palate and learn proper tasting procedures in our private classroom setting while you learn the story of Intersection Estate Winery and sample 8 of their premium wines. Learn the distinctions that soil can make from the Silica and Alluvia Merlots or come to understand the curious and rare Marsanne grape.
Each class includes a tasting of an exclusive small-batch wine otherwise unavailable to the public.

SUMMER: Sundays at 10:30am and 1:00pm -- 1 hour in length each

WINTER: by Request

$20 (includes tax)

Capacity: minimum 4 ppl, maximum 12 ppl


VINTRIGUE

Continue your education with DIVERSE NEW TOPICS

Exploring special topics in BC wine, Vintrigue classes offer experienced tasters or enthusiastic new learners a deeper dive into the many stylistic variations in wine.

2018 WINTER SCHEDULE

  • DEC 2: Celebrating Cab Franc Day

  • DEC 16: Dessert Wines

  • DEC 30: New Year’s Sparkling Celebration

  • JAN 27: Art of the Blend (hands-on)

  • FEB 10: Valentine’s Rosé Comparison

  • MAR 10: “Spot the Impostor”

  • MAR 24: BC Regional Comparison

$25 (includes tax)(subject to increase pending class content)

Capacity: minimum 4 ppl, maximum 12 ppl

 Feb 2018 - Valentine's Rosé Vintrigue Class

Feb 2018 - Valentine's Rosé Vintrigue Class

Contact info@vinstitute.ca for more information about topics

Previous classes have included: 

  • Vintage Variation

  • BC Regional Comparison

  • Misfits & Oddities

  • “Miles of Styles”

  • The Merits of Meritage

  • Rosé Examination

  • Barrel Theory

  • Sparkling Wine Comparison

  • Blending Seminar

  • Rhone Varietals


 Nov 2017 - "Wineology 101" at the Grand Forks Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre

Nov 2017 - "Wineology 101" at the Grand Forks Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre

BUSINESS/GROUP SESSIONS

Train your staff or treat your local wine club

Treating your staff to a company gathering or corporate retreat? Planning a family reunion in the Okanagan? Looking to improve your servers' wine knowledge or learn bottle service and handling?

The Vinstitute offers a number of specialty sessions and consultations, including but not limited to:

  • wine education for large groups

  • alcohol handling training for service industry

  • restaurant wine list consultation and familiarization

  • restaurant bottle service

  • off-site education and wine tasting events

Contact Moss for more details: moss@vinstitute.ca