SOMM 3 to Victoria

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A production of Forgotten Man Films, this is the latest release in the award winning SOMM film series. Join us at 6pm in the lobby of Vic Theatre for a complimentary glass of Driftwood Beer, local wine, or cider, before the movie begins at 6:30pm.

Brought to Victoria by Vessel Liquor and benefitting The Gary Hynes Foundation.

In 1976, Steven Spurrier held the Judgment of Paris, a blind tasting where American wines beat out the classic French wines and put wine on a global platform. Wine critics like Jancis Robinson, one of the most prolific wine writers, started to influence what wine people drank. And then there’s Fred Dame, father of the restaurant wine list and the man that made the sommelier profession what it is today. In SOMM 3, these three legends of the industry sit down in Paris to taste the rarest bottles of their careers. Meanwhile, Dustin Wilson gathers the greatest blind tasters of today in New York City for a secret tasting similar to the original Judgment of Paris, with the goal to see if any of the world’s Pinot Noirs can stand up to the greatest Burgundies of France. In the end, both tastings cross with results that could change the world of wine forever.

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Tickets are $25 per person, including your glass of Driftwood beer, local wine, or cider.



Celebrating Canada Day

Happy 149th Birthday Canada!

To celebrate our nation's birthday, we're toasting with 15% off ALL WINES in store, from July 1-4.

All you have to do is say the word CANUCK at the till to receive the discount.

Come in and join us this long weekend, and visit the tasting bar from 4-7pm Friday & Saturday to see what we're excited about this week. O CANADA!

Building a Vessel

Well Victoria, we've been busy these past 18 months. That's just the active, head down, mind open, forward facing period that it took to build a Vessel. We've been dreaming about opening a store like this for much, much longer than that. We envisioned a store that would provide wines, spirits and ales that were new and exciting to the citizens of Victoria, as well as stocking those products comforting and familiar; a store to grow wine culture in our city, a hub for folks interested in enjoying a glass, or a pint, or a cocktail; a centre for wine education and to support Victoria's growing wine community; a friendly, welcoming, open and accessible store where the employees are just as keen on enjoying and sharing as we are (No Egos is one of our core values); a locally owned and operated business that supports other locally owned and operated businesses. Most importantly, a place that values authenticity over all. 

Welcome to Vessel, Victoria - we built it for you.