Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine Events / Wine Festivals Mar 19, 2012 First Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMarch 19, 2012 (Vancouver, BC) – The First Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. It is sponsored by Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and the Consulate General of Mexico. Proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), the hospitality industry’s own charity.VITE scheduleTwo Seminars – (Tickets $45 each)1. 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – “Tequila 101” – history, culture, and production of tequila2. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – “Ancient Origins of Agave Spirits” – the prehistoric precursors to tequila Trade & Media Tasting (nominal fee including donation at the door to BCHF)3:00 pm – 5:00 PM – Trade and Media Tasting (nominal fee includes donation to BCHF) Consumer Event – (Tickets $65)6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Consumer Tasting – where guests to sample the full lines of well-known brands like Tequila Don Julio & Cabo Wabo Tequila, and newcomers to the market like T1 Tequila Uno & Tavi Tequila, and brands not yet imported to British Columbia such as Azuñia Tequila. Tequila Expo Founder Eric Lorenz notes that “British Columbia consumer choice has languished due to minimal diversity of available 100% agave brands, and thus tequila has not yet gained the same reverence or market-share as other world renowned D.O. spirits. The Vancouver International Tequila Expo is going to elevate the perception of this bold, tradition-laden, world-class spirit in our province.” Vancouver International Tequila Expo Saturday, May 12 2012 Vancouver Convention Centre EastTasting Seminars – $45 each Trade Tasting 3:00 – 5:00PM – (nominal fee includes donation to BCHF) Consumer Tasting 6:00 – 9:00 PM – $65 # # # About the Vancouver International Tequila Expo: The Vancouver International Tequila Expo was conceived in 2011 and is Western Canada’s largest festival devoted to growing the tequila category and building a strong community of Canadian aficionados of Mexico’s most well-known spirit.The First Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) Founding Partners are Eric Lorenz, Manuel Otero, Mirko Morhac and Darryl Lamb. The Expo has chosen the BCHF to be the benefiting charity. www.vancouvertequilaexpo.com About the BCHF: Formed in 2006, the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with extraordinary costs arising from a serious health crisis. Since its inception, the Foundation has expanded to also award scholarships and bursaries to students enrolled in hospitality programmes. www.bchospitalityfoundation.com Tequila SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year this weekend Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Victoria / Wine Events October 5, 2017 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 22, 2017 “A Benefit for The Belfry Theatre at the Inn at Laurel Point” The Belfry Theatre’s annual fine wine auction returns to the Inn ... Read More Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.