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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Friday, March 13 2020

A COVID-19 Update from the BCWI

By: Anthony Gismondi
Cancellations and Postponements

March 13, 2020, The BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 updates to ensure we're complying with all measures to help reduce the spread.

At the direction of the Province and Provincial Health Authority, we have made the necessary decision to postpone our upcoming spring events and tastings as the health and safety of all exhibitors and attendees is our number one priority.

POSTPONED: CHEF MEETS BC GRAPE

NEW DATES

Vancouver, September 17

Calgary, October 8

The BCWI will re-issue already purchased tickets for the upcoming Chef Meets BC Grape events taking place in Vancouver and Calgary valid for the new dates. Refunds will also be provided upon request.

CANCELLED TRADE TASTINGS

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Trade Tastings

Vancouver, April 9

Victoria, April 16

Discover BC VQA Spring Release Trade Tasting

Calgary, April 23

NEXT SCHEDULED TRADE TASTINGS

Colour BC VQA Fall Release Trade Tastings

Vancouver, September 17, 2020

Victoria, September 30, 2020

Discover BC VQA Fall Release Trade Tasting

Calgary, October 8, 2020

POSTPONED: WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

The spring programs will be rescheduled as soon as it deems appropriate.

Fall programs are currently scheduled aligning with the Fall BC VQA Tasting events noted above.

POSTPONED: BC WINE VINTAGE MEDIA PREVIEW

The Vintage Media Preview scheduled for April 9 in Vancouver will be rescheduled as soon as it deems appropriate.

INTERNATIONAL TASTINGS

POSTPONED: ProWein 2020 postponed to next year (March 21 to 23, 2021)

The new dates are the regular trade fair dates from Sunday, March 21 to Tuesday, March 23, 2021. 

POSTPONED: TASTE CANADA NEW YORK CITY TABLE TOP TASTING

The Taste Canada NYC scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been cancelled. The BCWI is working with regional associations, Global Affairs Canada and the Consulate General of Canada in New York to look at potential dates for rescheduling the event.

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For 30 years he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. His twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to 10 million readers. Anthony co-hosts the 20-year-strong BC Food & Wine Radio Show, which is broadcast in seven markets in B.C. and available online everywhere on iHeartRadio.ca. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.