VINcabulary : Obscure Wines
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Obscure Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

March : Obscure Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Book online, or contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.

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VINcabulary : Obscure Wines
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

VINcabulary : Obscure Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

March : Obscure Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Book online, or contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.

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Orofino Vineyards & The Similkameen Valley
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Orofino Vineyards & The Similkameen Valley

Join Orofino’s owner and winemaker, John Weber, for a discussion about the Similkameen Valley's very special climate, soils, and geography, and what makes it a fascinating place to grow grapes and make wine. John will share his knowledge of this rare terroir and illustrate its uniqueness by pouring a number of his single vineyard Similkameen wines. Both current releases and older vintages will be offered to those in attendance. Don’t miss this educational opportunity to learn more about one of the most exciting appellations in Canada.

Orofino focusses on producing single vineyard wines from unique Similkameen Valley Vineyards. They produce wines that showcase their diverse terroir and that are natural, balanced and real. Their eco-friendly straw bale winery was constructed in 2004, and features solar power and Gold Level Green Certification.

$25

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Stouts & Porters for St. Patrick's Day
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Stouts & Porters for St. Patrick's Day

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Learn about 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

March : Stouts & Porters for St. Patrick's Day

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Mouthwatering Wines
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Mouthwatering Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

April : Mouthwatering Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Book online, or contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.

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VINcabulary : Mouthwatering Wines
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

VINcabulary : Mouthwatering Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

April : Mouthwatering Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Book online, or contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.

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Unappreciated Lagers
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Unappreciated Lagers

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Learn about 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

April : Unappreciated Lagers

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

May - A Bouquet of Rosé


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

May - A Bouquet of Rosé


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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O Hoppy Day!
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

O Hoppy Day!

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Learn about 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

May : O Hoppy Day

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

June - Patio Sippers

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

June - Patio Sippers

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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Summer Seasonals
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Seasonals

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

June : Summer Seasonals

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Chenin, Chenin, Chenin
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Chenin, Chenin, Chenin

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

July : Chenin, Chenin, Chenin

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Chenin, Chenin, Chenin
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Chenin, Chenin, Chenin

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

July : Chenin, Chenin, Chenin

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

August : Spotlight Spain

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

August : Spotlight Spain

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

September : The Marvels of Merlot

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

September : The Marvels of Merlot

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

October : Killer Value Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

October : Killer Value Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Big Reds
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Big Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

November : Big Reds

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Big Reds
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Big Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

November : Big Reds

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

December : Bubbles

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

December : Bubbles

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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Advanced Series : What's so Natural About Natural Wine?
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced Series : What's so Natural About Natural Wine?

What's so Natural about Natural Wines?
 
Natural wines are made with the goal to reduce human inputs in the vineyard and winery: less chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the vineyard as well as less additions and manipulation in the winemaking process (added enzymes, yeasts, and other material). But not all wines that are organic are natural, and not all natural wines are certified organic. So what's so natural about the organic label?

Instructor: Mitch Renaud

$40

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Beer & Chocolate
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Beer & Chocolate

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Learn about 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

February : Beer + Chocolate

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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WSET Level Two
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

WSET Level Two

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education & training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines & spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications.

Level 2 provides a deeper insight into the world of wine. This is the perfect course for those with some knowledge of wine but who need to fill in all the gaps. This course covers winemaking, grapegrowing and the major grape varieties of the world.

We are proud to offer these courses on behalf of WinePlus+
Details available on the website here.

WSET 2
Price
: $950.00
Instructor: Sharon McLean

Tuesdays
February 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20

Course Format: 6 x 3.5 hour classes

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Barone Ricasoli : The History & Future of Wine
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Barone Ricasoli : The History & Future of Wine

The name Ricasoli has been linked to wine since 1141, when the Brolio castle passed into the hands of the Ricasoli Family. Join Francesco Ricasoli, the 32nd Baron of Brolio, as he shares highlights from the nearly 1000 years of research that has gone into his family’s award winning wines. Barone Ricasoli will be pouring special highlights from his portfolio for a small group of wine enthusiasts.

Brolio has always been a prime place for innovation and experimentation. It was here that Bettino Ricasoli, in search of a “sublime wine”, invented the Chianti formula in 1872, after three decades of patient research and meticulous experiments, a compromise between art, passion and science. 

$30

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VINcabulary : Grab a Cab
Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

VINcabulary : Grab a Cab

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

February : Grab a Cab. Taste all things Cabernet this month. 


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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VINcabulary : Grab a Cab
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Grab a Cab

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

February : Grab a Cab. Taste all things Cabernet this month. 


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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VINcabulary: Try Something New
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary: Try Something New

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

January - Try Something NEW

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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VINcabulary: Try Something New
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary: Try Something New

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

January 11 - Try Something NEW

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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Holiday Beers
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Beers

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome.

’Tis the season for holiday beers. Sample a range of holiday-themed beers from some of your favourite craft breweries. Host Joe Wiebe will provide lots of suggestions for beers to bring to holiday parties, to serve at your Christmas meal, or to ring in the New Year.
 

$20

 

SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 


December - Bubbles

 

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details. 

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BC Beer Award Winners
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

BC Beer Award Winners

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

This month taste through some of the Gold Medal winning beers from the 2017 BC Beer Awards.

$20

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com.

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VINcabulary : Warming Fireside Reds
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Warming Fireside Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 5 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers
November 2 - Fireside Reds
December 7 - Bubbles

 

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details. 

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Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 1
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 1

Cru Consultancy is proud to bring this exciting new program to Western Canada.


The Italian Wine Scholar is offered in conjunction with the Wine Scholar Guild and due to the depth and complexity of Italian wines, the program has been split into two courses: Unit 1 and Unit 2. This course is only Unit 1, which covers Northern Italy. Unit 2 covers Central and Southern Italy and will be offered in 2018.
 
This is an advanced program of study on a par with the detail required for the WSET Diploma for Italy and beyond what is covered in WSET level 3. The examination for each Unit will be a 100 question MC test with a 75 mark passing score. Candidates must pass both Unit 1 and Unit 2 in order to earn the title Italian Wine Scholar.
 
Italian Wine Scholar – Unit 1
Price: $850.00
Instructor: Sharon McLean

October 24
November 7
November 21
December 5
December 19
Exam January 9, 2018

To register, please email us at info@cruconsultancy.com.
 
Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)
Student Evaluation: The Unit 1 examination consists of a 100 question multiple choice paper. A score of 75% or higher is required to pass

 

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VINcabulary : Rhone Rangers
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Rhone Rangers

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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What's Brewing on the Sunshine Coast
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

What's Brewing on the Sunshine Coast

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

This month explore the hot beer seen on BC's Sunshine Coast, with 4 beers each from Persephone Brewing (Gibsons) and Townsite Brewing (Powell River).

$20

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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VINcabulary : Hola Spanish Varieties
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Hola Spanish Varieties

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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VINcabulary : The Pinots
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : The Pinots

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Beers of Summer
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Beers of Summer

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

The Beers of Summer

Joe has selected some of his favourite picks from a wide range of styles, perfect for enjoying in the summertime.

$20

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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BrewSchool : Lambic Beer Tasting & Release
Jul
8
4:00 PM16:00

BrewSchool : Lambic Beer Tasting & Release

Taste the ultimate "wild" beers through an exploration of Belgian lambic. These spontaneous fermented and long-aged wheat beers express a depth and diversity of flavours not found in most beers. 

The tasting will include a range of bottled lambic types, including unblended and still lambic, sparkling geuze, and fruit lambics such as oude kriek made with sour cherries. This event will also provide participants with exclusive first access to Vessel's most recent shipment of one of the most endeared and hard-to-get lambic producers : Cantillon.

Instructor: Jeffery Young

$25

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VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Hops! Hops! Hops!
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Hops! Hops! Hops!

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

Hops! Hops! Hops!

We'll take a look at a line up of hoppy beers inspired by Phillips HOPoxia Festival on June 10.

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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BrewSchool : Modern Interpretations of Craft Beer
Jun
3
4:00 PM16:00

BrewSchool : Modern Interpretations of Craft Beer

The world of craft beer is constantly moving forward, with new styles and variations popping up seemingly overnight. Where can these ideas be traced back to, and who was coming up with the ideas that feed our creativity today? This seminar explores classic styles from Europe and how North American brewers interpreted them, helping us see why brewers make the choices they do.

Instructor: Paul Smith

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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VINcabulary : Chardonnay
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Chardonnay

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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The Beers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

The Beers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week runs May 26 to June 4 with a variety of different events held in various venues throughout Vancouver, culminating in a big, outdoor beer festival at the PNE on the closing weekend. 

Joe will guide you through a tasting of 8 different beers from Vancouver craft breweries. You’ll sample some great beers, learn a little about the Vancouver beer scene and some of the events taking place during VCBW, and maybe even decide to plan a getaway across the water to attend some events later in the week.

NOTE: One lucky attendee will win a pair of tickets to the VCBW Festival in Vancouver on Sunday, June 4!

$20 per person

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com.

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Akvavit: Nordic Courage, Black Death, Vikings & Rock Stars
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Akvavit: Nordic Courage, Black Death, Vikings & Rock Stars

Nordic Courage.

Explore the misunderstood and diverse nature of Akvavit - much more than just a caraway dill spirit. Each Nordic country has its own style, rules and profile.

*And find out which rock star loves the stuff.

We are proud to be highlighting the NEW Akvavit from Sooke's Sheringham Distillery at this tasting.

Instructor: Shawn Soole

$30 per person



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VINcabulary : Aromatic Whites
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Aromatic Whites

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 2
Apr
11
to Jun 6

Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 2

Cru Consultancy is proud to bring this exciting new program to Western Canada.

The Italian Wine Scholar is offered in conjunction with the Wine Scholar Guild and due to the depth and complexity of Italian wines, the program has been split into two courses: Unit 1 and Unit 2. This course is only Unit 2, which covers Central and Southern Italy.
 
As with French Wine Scholar, this is an advanced program of study on a par with the detail required for the WSET Diploma for Italy and beyond what is covered in WSET level 3. The examination for each Unit will be a 100 question MC test with a 75 mark passing score. Candidates must pass both Unit 1 and Unit 2 in order to earn the title Italian Wine Scholar, but the units do not need to be taken in any sequence.
 
Italian Wine Scholar – Unit 2
Price: $850.00
Instructor: Sharon McLean, Director of Education for Vessel Liquor
Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)

11 April, and every second Tuesday to 6 June
20 June (EXAM)

To register or for more information contact Sharon at info@cruconsultancy.com

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