Written By Treve Ring Libations / Wine Festivals Mar 2, 2012 Playhouse Wine Festival: Day 4 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Like cycles of the moon, this is the time in the Festival week when I start to blur a bit. Days blur, events blur, eyesight blurs… Waking and sleeping hours overlap and I consume as much espresso as wine. I’m in the zone, my tastebuds are alive and senses in overdrive. Thursday kicks off the International Festival Tasting, the heart of the Playhouse and the centre of the action. I spent hours in the room yesterday and barely left Chile (few visits to Spain to visit with old friends and for appreciated cava refreshers). I’ll reserve my personal Tasting Floor highlights until I’ve made it through the room at the end of today. In the meantime, I wanted to share five simple points if you’re planning on coming by Friday or Saturday. 1 – DON’T WEAR PERFUMEIn this industry, perfume is worse than BO. Wine geeks understand Funk, not J.Lo’s latest scent. Remember, perfume is AKA cologne, scented lotion or deoderant or typhoon-resistance hair spray.2 – DRINK WATERThere’s a handy Whistler Water booth at the show. Please make use of it. Even if you spit every drop, your body absorbs some alcohol and you’re on your feet. Water is the key to life and this week, you will die without it.3 – DON’T DRINK (ALL) THE WINEOk – if someone pours me a 1995 Chilean Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon out of an unmarked decanter (thank you KN), I won’t spit. But this isn’t called the International Festival Drinking for a reason. Taste, spit, repeat.4 – SPEAKING OF SPITTINGThe big buckets on the table are meant to be shared, so please be courteous of your fellow tasters and move out of the way after you’ve used the bucket. Bonus – the volunteers are excellent about coming around to empty the spittoons regularly.5 – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INCREDIBLE SITUATIONYou will not have the opportunity to chat with these incredible winemakers and winery principals again, and they’ve travelled to Playhouse because they want to talk about their wine. So don’t be shy! Don’t be worried about asking a silly question – they’re here because they want to be and they love it when you want to chat about their wines and their region. Take advantage of this special and unique opportunity.~~~The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival is one of North America’s largest and greatest celebrations of wine. This year from February 27 to March 4, the theme country is Chile and the focus is Cabernet(s). EAT will be on site for the whole week, with daily posts, DRINKs, tweets and updates live from the festival.PlayhouseVPIWF SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.