Written By Gary Hynes Libations / Victoria / Wine Events Apr 22, 2014 7th Uncork Your Palate to take place April 30, 2014 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVictoria, BC —The 7th Uncork Your Palate fundraiser takes place April 30th at the Crystal Garden. “It’s one of Victoria’s most popular events; people from all over the island, the lower mainland and Washington look forward to it”, said Cynthia Funnell, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.The event brings together the love of live music, wine and food for a variety of enthusiasts. Event attendees will sample from an exclusive spring release portfolio of wines Naramata Bench wineries. Guests will also samples light bites from Victoria’s finest restaurants and help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.Presented at Victoria’s elegant Crystal Garden, Uncork Your Palate is an exciting wine, food and musical experience which raises funds for the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Net proceeds go to support VCM music education, music performance and community music outreach.“This year’s event promises to be extra special in celebration of our 50th year,” added Funnell.Date: Wednesday, 30th April, 2014Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pmLocation: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street, VictoriaTickets: $95 [must be purchased in advance, 19yrs+ event]Tickets can be bought online at: http://vcm.bc.ca/events/uncork-your-palate/(A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price following the event) The Wineries: The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is a group of twenty four award‐winning wineries nestled along a fourteen kilometer country road overlooking Okanagan Lake. Each winery on The Bench has their own specialties and philosophies of wine-making, but what they all share is a commitment to quality in their wine-making, and a belief that authentic wine experiences should be offered in a friendly, fun and relaxed manner. The participating Naramata Bench Wineries at Uncork Your Palate 2014 include:Bench 1775,Black Widow Winery,D’Angelo Estate WineryElephant Island Orchard Wines,Hillside Winery & BistroKettleValley WineryLa Frenz WineryLake Breeze VineyardsLang Vineyards,Laughing Stock VineyardsMisconduct Wine Co.Monster Vineyards,Moraine Estate WineryPerseus WineryPoplar Grove WineryRed Rooster WinerySerendipity WineryTerravista VineyardsTherapy VineyardsUpper Bench Estate Winery. These fine Victoria restaurants, caterers and specialty food shops will be providing light bites throughout the evening:AURABard & BankerBlue Crab Seafood HouseChoux Choux CharcuterieCharelli’s Cheese ShopDamn Fine Cake CompanyThe Empress RoomTruffles CateringDiscovery CoffeeFol Epi BakeryLittle JumboO BistroOrigins Gluten Free BakerySpinnakersThe Union ClubVeneto Tapa Lounge & Bar,Vista 18Vis à VisOlive the SensesRoger’s Chocolates FoodVictoriaWine SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Vancouver / Wine Events February 28, 2017 Canadian Bubble Takes the Stage at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Drink More Canadian Sparkling Wine! Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by bringing ... Read More Comments are closed.