Written By Guest Writer Events / Places Aug 28, 2015 Most Anticipated News 08.28.15 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJUDGMENT OF BC (OLIVER)The 2013 Syrah from C.C. Jentsch Cellars was the top scoring red in a blind tasting dubbed the “Judgment of BC” held in Vancouver on August 25th. 12 wines (6 Syrah and 6 Chardonnay) from B.C. and 12 “acknowledged global benchmark” wines were tasted blind by a professional tasting panel that included famed British wine critic and consulting editor of Decanter Magazine Steven Spurrier along with a group of esteemed Canadian wine experts. WebsiteMEAT AND BREAD (VICTORIA)Carmen Ingham, chef at Meat and Bread in Victoria has announced a 6-course, nose to tail suckling pig dinner will take place on September 12th. All of the courses will be paired with Unsworth wines. They are also working on working with a local farm for produce, and including them in the dinner. This first dinner in a series and will be long table style. Tickets will be $75. WebsiteHARVEST HAUS (VANCOUVER)Over the course of six days and nights (October 1-3 and October 9-11, 2015), Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza will be transformed into a mini Münich, welcoming 1,200 revelers per seating under the great Harvest Haus Halle marquee.Beginning with a theatrical keg tapping by the Harvest Haus Bürgermeister, each of the four-hour seatings boasts a fully immersive atmosphere complete with medieval minstrelsy, Bavarian brass oompah bands, live DJs and a sawdust-sprinkled dance floor.Guests will also enjoy European beers in authentic ceramic Bierkrug (steins) and specialty German wines at communal long tables. Michelin-starred Chef Stefan Hartmann of Bauhaus Restaurant will join vendors from the local German community to provide traditional Oktoberfest delicacies such as Spätzle, Brezen, Bratwürst, Schnitzel and Sauerkraut in the open-air Marktplatz (marketplace).General Admission and VIP tickets range from $25 to $50 and will be available to the public as of Tuesday, September 1 at 10 am on the website: www.harvesthaus.com. Pre-registration for tickets is now available online.THINKLANDIA FESTIVAL SPEAKER LINE UP (VICTORIA)Thinklandia Festival is 7 days of creative speakers, artists, CEOs, physicists and storytellers sharing their creative experiences and wisdom in an interactive venue created from converting a parkade rooftop in downtown Victoria. Events are bright, vibrant, open, and entirely free, with dozens of speakers sharing thoughts and conversations with thousands of engaged people.Jill Doucette • Synergy EnterprisesRande Cook • Visual ArtistLisa Helps • Mayor of Victoria hosted by Iain RussellDerek Muller • Veritasium, AustraliaDr. Heather Berlin • Neuroscientist, NYCBaba Brinkman • Rapper, NYC hosted by Joey MacDonaldStephen Reid • Author, bankrobberSarah Smith AKA Ginger Kittens • PEERS, Burlesque dancerHector Espinosa • Street artist, Mexico hosted by Ken GordonRoy Henry Vickers • Visual artist, storytellerSusan Musgrave • Author, poet hosted by Missie PetersBif Naked • Musician, activistRae Spoon • Musician, activistJason Verners • Illusionist hosted by Sarah KramerJordan Bower • Digital StorytellerShaun Verreault • Wide Mouth Mason Lead Singer hosted by Iain RussellTiffany Poirier, a Vice Principal in SD61 • Jeff Hopkins, Founder of the Pacific School ofJessica Hopper • Senior Editor, Pitchfork MagazineKathryn Calder • Singer/SongwriterLeeroy Stagger • Singer/SongwriterPeter Nowak • Award Winning Technology Journalist, Syndicated Blogger & ColumnistLauren Friese • Founder, TalentEgg.ca hosted by Ian HoarSeptember 11 to 17Yates St. Parkade Rooftop • 575 Yates St.Nightly • Doors at 5:00pm • Event at 7:45pm • FreeWebsite SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. 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