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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The Unfiltered Winemaker : Sparkling Wine - Does Method Matter
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Unfiltered Winemaker : Sparkling Wine - Does Method Matter

Wine is exciting and complicated. Unpack it together, one bottle at a time, with local winemaker Dan Wright.

June : Sparkling Wine - Does Method Matter

It’s hard to think of another wine region that has done more than Champagne to differentiate itself from imitators. But were they really the first? Are they really the last? Are they really the best? Taste through various methods of sparkling wine production from ancient to modern. Dan will help you sift through what is romance and what winemaking techniques are actually impacting flavour and the bubbles in your glass. Decide for yourself which fizz your prefer.

$30

Instructor: Dan Wright

 

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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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Down on the Farm: Saisons & Farmhouse Ales
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Down on the Farm: Saisons & Farmhouse Ales

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!

July : Down on the Farm: Saisons & Farmhouse Ales

Saisons have a long tradition in Belgium. These flavourful, refreshing beers were originally brewed by farmers to serve to their seasonal workers (saisonniers). Each farm brewery had its own unique style, and this tradition has been adopted by contemporary craft breweries making eclectic and interesting farmhouse ales -- quintessential summer beers that are celebrated in early July each year at Farmhouse Fest at UBC Farm. We will taste a range of farmhouse ales and saisons, including some that were poured at Farmhouse Fest.

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 : 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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Wheat, Rye, Oats and Barley: Multigrain Beers
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Wheat, Rye, Oats and Barley: Multigrain 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!

August : Wheat, Rye, Oats and Barley: Multigrain Beers

While barley is the primary brewing grain used in beer, brewers employ other grains in certain in certain style. Wheat is used in Belgian Wits and German Hefeweizens, oats are often used in stouts and hazy ales, and rye is a popular addition that gives a rich, spicy character to beer. This seminar explores “multigrain” beer styles that employ alternative grains along with barley.

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 One
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

WSET Level One

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. We administer WSET classes through WinePlus+. Details & registration at www.wineplus.ca.

$399.00

Wednesdays
September 5, 19

Instructor: Daniel Stiefvater
 

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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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Great Canadian Beer Festival Roundup
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Great Canadian Beer Festival Roundup

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!

September : Great Canadian Beer Festival Roundup

Following on the always fun Great Canadian Beer Festival that takes place on September 7-8 this year, we will taste a range of beers that were hits at the GCBF. We will enjoy a range of different styles from breweries from all over BC.

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 : 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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French Wine Scholar
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

French Wine Scholar

The French Wine Scholar program is a study and certification program providing current, accurate and indepth information on the wines and wine regions of France.

Developed and administrated by the French Wine Society with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this program is aimed at advanced students of wine whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists.

Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam, earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) postnominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature

Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13, 20, 27, and December 4. 
Exam December 18
6-9pm
$1200.00
Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)
Instructor: Sharon McLean, Director of Education for Vessel Liquor


To register, and for more details: info@cruconsultancy.com

 

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WSET Level Two
Oct
10
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

Wednesdays
October 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14

Course Format: 6 x 3.5 hour classes

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Fresh Hop Harvest
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Fresh Hop Harvest

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!

October : Fresh Hop Harvest

Fresh hop beers are unique seasonal beers that celebrate the hops harvest each fall. Brewers rush to make beers using freshly picked hops within a day of the harvest, which can impart unique flavours in the beer. We will taste a range of fresh hop beers from BC breweries.

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 : 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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WSET Level Three
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

WSET Level Three

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 3 provides an in-depth look at the world of wines and spirits. This course expands on the knowledge of the Level 2 Certificate giving a thorough understanding of the world of wine. It is ideal for those either looking to deeply expand their understanding of the world of wine and is essential for those looking to move into supervisory or management positions in the wine industry.

We administer WSET classes through WinePlus+.

Details & registration at www.wineplus.ca

Instructor: Sharon McLean

Wednesdays

WSET 3
Price: $1600
Instructor: Sharon McLean

Wednesdays
November 28
December 5, 12

2019
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6 exam

$1600.00

 

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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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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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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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Advanced Series : What's so Natural About Natural Wine?
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

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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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 : 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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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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The Unfiltered Winemaker : Vessels at Vessel Liquor
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

The Unfiltered Winemaker : Vessels at Vessel Liquor

Wine is exciting and complicated. Unpack it together, one bottle at a time, with local winemaker Dan Wright.

April : Vessels at Vessel Liquor

Oak, Steel, Concrete, Amphora - what's the difference to the wine, and on your palate? Taste a lineup of wines fermented and raised in various vessels and learn how it affects the final wine. 

$30

Instructor: Dan Wright

 

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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 : 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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