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Foodie Events from July 14 – 20: Wine dinners, cooking classes & ways to cool down

Foodie Events from July 14 - 20: Wine dinners, cooking classes & ways to cool down

Check out what events are in bloom this week. 

There is a mountain of things to do this weekend and we’re just here to share some of it.

Below, you’ll find the likes of cooking classes, not one, but two wine dinners (one’s chocolate-inspired), a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, family events, and more.

Don’t forget, you can check out our Events Directory for a full list of Foodie events happening this week and other upcoming things to do.


Thursday, July 14 from 6 – 8 p.m.
5655 E. River Rd., #101

Photo courtesy of Antsy Nancy

Join Antsy Nancy each month, as you cook your way around the world. This month’s country is Greece! Learn to make Lamb Kebobs with Tzatziki Sauce.

Antsy Nancy will be serving a Greek-inspired charcuterie board and baklava for dessert, too. Register for the class here.


Thursday, July 14 starting at 6:30 p.m.
266 E. Congress St.

Photo courtesy of Taste the Block

Focusing on all things chocolate, this delectable dinner will be hosted in HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery’s cozy new bar area. Enjoy a curated five-course experience, with Old World wine pairings accompanying each carefully crafted plate.

The menu looks absolutely delectable:

  • Chocolate Charcuterie of Italian-style chocolates, fig jam, Point Reyes bleu cheese, local honey
  • Crispy pork belly mole, caramelized onions, toasted cashews, petite cilantro
  • Orange and cocoa-dusted sea bass, Vermont-cultured orange butter, arugula
  • Coffee and cocoa-seared duck breast, crystallized ginger, mocha cream, toasted basmati
  • Chocolate babka, coconut ice cream, macerated berries, currant gastrique, basil shatter


Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 16, from 5 – 8 p.m.
7366 N. Paseo Del Norte
Tohono Chul chillin at the chul

Photo courtesy of Tohono Chul

Join Tohono Chul on Fridays and Saturdays this summer for Chillin at the Chul! You can literally chill down in the gardens and feel a 10° difference in temperature. From 5 – 8 p.m. you’ll find music, refreshing spirits, and light bites.

Psst… Admission is free.

Saturdays are family-friendly as they’ve partnered with the Children’s Museum of Oro Valley to provide nature play to keep kids entertained while parents relax.


Friday, July 15 from 6 – 9 p.m.
400 N. Fourth Ave.

Photo courtesy of Bawker Bawker Facebook event page

Reserve your spot for a sweet pairing of Hub Ice Creamery Ice Cream and Bawker Bawker Cider. You’ll be able to enjoy the following pairings:

  • Passionfruit Rose Cider w/ Mango Passionfruit Sorbet
  • PB & Strawberry Jelly (nitro) Cider w/ Red Berry Sorbet
  • Prickly Pear Lemon Cider w/ Prickly Pear Sorbet


Saturday, July 16 from 5 – 8 p.m.
3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

Image courtesy of Tucson Hop Shop and Haunted Hands Studio

Tucson Hop Shop and Haunted Hands Studio are throwing a party for Planned Parenthood. Free admission, but donations are encouraged; there will be plenty of opportunities to donate at the event.

Features speakers from Planned Parenthood AZ, shopping from local artists, live screenprinting by Tanline Printing (featuring the awesome snake/uterus design by Best in Tucson Tattoo Artist, Lisa Cardenas) tattoo flash sales by Haunted Hands, food trucks (Black Market BBQ and Tucson Fat Noodle), music by DJ Shelby Athouguia (Electric Feel / KXCI), and more.


Saturday, July 16 from 5 – 10 p.m.
7254 N. Oracle Rd.

Image provided by Tap & Bottle North

Tap & Bottle has a lot going on this year. They just finished celebrating their nine-year anniversary at the downtown location and are getting ready to celebrate the north taproom turning five years old.

Join Tap & Bottle Downtown this Saturday, July 9 for music, food from Black Market BBQ, and of course, beer! There will be staff favorites and collaborations on tap, too.

Read our July 2022 article: “Both Tap & Bottle locations are celebrating anniversaries with a big bang.”


Sunday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
6400 E. El Dorado Circle
Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT)

Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) (Photo by Adam Lehrman)

The Gastronomic Union of Tucson presents: GUT Goes to the Movies! The first dinner of the 2022 summer series takes inspiration from Hollywood blockbusters, foreign indie films, and cult classics alike to bring you an imaginative dinner.

The GUT chefs are offering a five-course menu with a welcome cocktail and wines to accompany the meal. Courses in this dinner pay tribute to the films: Julie & Julia, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Tampopo, Big Night, and Ratatouille. Prepare for an evening of classic haute cuisine, international fare, and whimsical flights of fancy.

Read our July 2022 article: “Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) announces the return of its collaborative pop-up dinners“.

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Foodie Events: Tapas, wine tastings, DJ parties & more on Thursday, June 16

Pita Jungle

Hi everyone! My name is Adilene Ibarra (she/her/hers), but I go by Addie. I’ve lived in Tucson my entire life, though I’ve been to four out of the seven continents in search of adventure and good food and drinks. I’m incredibly excited to be part of the Tucson Foodie team as the Event Foodie.

Moving forward, it’s my plan to deliver a robust calendar of events — think easy-to-view and most of all, comprehensive. In addition to that, we’ll be rounding up events that we think you’ll find interesting. Starting with this week.

There are quite a few events happening this Thursday, June 16, that we wanted to put on your radar. So, without further ado, let me introduce this week’s suggestions:


Thursday, June 16

Photo courtesy of Pita Jungle

Celebrate World Tapas Day at Pita Jungle.

Featured daily from 3 – 5 p.m., starting at just $2, guests can enjoy Pita Jungle’s signature tapas during happy hour including their Hummus Trio, Falafel, Garlic Lemon Chicken and Pine Nuts, and more. They even serve tapas-sized versions of their popular pizzas including the Chipotle Chicken Pizza and Spinach and Pesto Pizza.

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
Lomo Saltado at Inca's Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

(Credit: Jackie Tran)

At 5:30 p.m., join Flying Aprons to learn to make a Peruvian feast with chef Sybil Velarde. A native of Lima, chef Sybil grew up cooking with the multicultural influences Lima is known for – Spanish, Asian, Italian, and French. She further honed her skills at Cordon Bleu in London.

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
Good Food Film Series

Photo courtesy of Good Food Film Series

In celebration of the United Nations World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, join Local First Arizona for a screening of two films from the Good Food Film Series beginning at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about the Tucson City of Gastronomy, and enjoy free popcorn and beverages.

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
Small bites menu at The Century Room

Photo courtesy of The Century Room

Wine Thursday: Sonoran Wine is part of the Summer Tasting Series collection presented by the Agave Heritage Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. The tasting starts at 7 p.m.

Ticket breakdown: 

  • $35 GA: includes four spirit tastes, light bites
  • $40 VIP Dinner & Tasting: includes 4 spirit tastes, light bites, 5 p.m. Cup Cafe dinner reservation (before the tasting).

For more information, visit


Thursday, June 16
The Delta

Photo courtesy of Isaac Rodman on Facebook

Every Thursday at 8 p.m., DJs (who are owners of local vinyl stores) will be taking turns spinning records at The Delta.

There’s no specific genre, just cool vintage vinyl jams, and the funky sounds will be paired with local drafts, wine, and spirits. Oh, and make sure to drink local because they’ll be offering half-off deals on all local/regional alcohol.

For more information, follow The Delta on Facebook

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Sun Valley Wine Auction Features New Events

Sun Valley Wine Auction Features New Events


Monday, May 9, 2022


Sun Valley Wine Auction Features New Events


Retiring Artistic Director Kristin Poole addresses the crowd at last year’s Wine Picnic and Auction, which took the place of the gala dinner under the tent during the pandemic.


Monday, May 9, 2022


Wine symposiums featuring a look at African and Italian wines will be part of the 41st Sun Valley Museum of Art’s Wine Auction event, which runs July 20-22.

The Museum is also creating a new opportunity for music lovers to join the party after the Wine Auction Picnic to enjoy a glass of wine at Trail Creek while listening to the music of the MarchFourth Marching Band, which was here 12 years ago.

“We’re very excited to be building on last year’s success with a couple new events,” said Wine Auction Director Peter Burke.



Judith Meyer helps herself to a canape during the inaugural River Ranch Wine Walk last summer.

Last year’s wine auction raised more than a million dollars for the arts education The Museum provides in schools and out in the community. The auction provides about half of the museum’s annual income, enabling The Museum to offer free programs to 4,000 students in the Wood River Valley. It has provided  more than a million dollars in scholarships over the years to local high school students, college students educators to pursue the study of arts and humanities outside the valley.

  • The week will kick off on Wednesday with nine VINTNER DINNERS and a YOUNG PATRON’S WINE TASTING, which will be held at the Sun Valley Wine Company. The dinners will be held at private residences up and down the valley from Carol Swig’s Sky Horse Ranch in the south to Rosalie and Dan Peed’s estate in Big Wood.

    The vintner dinners are really special because they create opportunities for us to have important conversations about the work we do,” said Burke. “Everybody there is to talk about the mission versus Trial Creek where the focus is on raising money. They have some incredible wines and some incredible dishes.”



Those turning out for last summer’s Wine Picnic and Auction at Trail Creek were all smiles.

Chefs include local favorites like Rodrigo Herrara and Anne and Scott Mason and celebrity chefs like John Tesar.

  • Two SYMPOSIUMS and a wine and cheese tasting will be offered in a new wine and cheese bar popping up on the site of the former Town Square Tavern. The SCOUT Symposia will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 20-21.
  • The WINE PICNIC, LIVE AUCTION AND CONCERT will begin at 5:30 pm. Thursday, July 21, on the lawn outside Trail Creek Cabin. The dinner will be served buffet style and the lots will include a trip to Mendoza, Argentina, which sits in the heart of Argentina’s wine country in an area famous for Malbecs and other red wines.

    Afterwards, TRAIL CREEK AFTER HOURS will offer lower-priced tickets to enjoy wine and the concert provided by the MarchFourth Marching Band, which entertained those attending a Wine Picnic Concert 12 years ago with imaginative costumes, acrobatics, stilt walking, dancing and music provided by a four-piece percussion corps, a seven-part brass section and electric bass.

  • Ron and Susan Greenspan, who came up with the idea for the River Ranch Wine Walk last year will chair the Wine Auction this year. They fell in love with Sun Valley, buying a house the third day of their inaugural visit in 2008, and made Sun Valley their primary residence four years ago.

    “I love them—they’re two of the most down-to-earth gracious people,” said Burke. “Ron is a member of our board of directors and they have a significant art collection that represents a lot of artists here in the Sun Valley area.”

  • THE RIVER RANCH WINE WALK will close out the week’s events from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 22. It will be held in the same location as last year, offering patrons the chance to wander through beautiful gardens and along the Big Wood River south of Ketchum, maybe even playing a game of badminton as they do.

  • Vintners will show off their latest wines at various locations chosen to represent areas like Napa, Sonoma, Willamette and Walla Walla, while servers will float among patrons, offering hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Sun Valley Culinary Institute and charcuterie from Atkinsons Market.

    The event will be capped at 200 people with priority going to those who have bought packages.

    The popular Vine and Dine picnic and concert has gone by the wayside because it got too big and demanded too much from the vintners, said Burke. But those who looked forward to it year after year can be consoled by the fact that The Museum is planning a block party on June 16.

    The party, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will offer a chance for the community to thank Kristin Poole for 25 years as artistic director as she steps away to become concentrate on consulting work. The party will feature a band, food from The Haven and beverages from Warfield Distillery.

    Package and A La Carte Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. Check for more information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



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    600 people came out to enjoy the Spring Wine tasting event Saturday – Kelowna News

    600 people came out to enjoy the Spring Wine tasting event Saturday - Kelowna News

    Sipping wine, feeling fine

    The Okanagan Wine Festival is back in Kelowna this year and people were flooding into the Rotary Centre for the Arts Saturday night to get their hands on some of the best wines the Okanagan has to offer.

    According to an organizer of the Spring Wine tasting event, Jennalyn Christopherson, it’s been a long road back to hosting full-capacity events for the Okanagan Wine Festival Society, as the pandemic has spoiled several plans.

    “It feels incredible. It’s been a pretty big roller coaster these past couple years. We’ve been planning events and cancelling, it’s just been a roller coaster, so it’s great to see some smiling faces and some people ready to drink some wine,” said Christopherson.

    To bring things back with a bang after such a long time away, the Okanagan Wine Festival Society completely sold out the Spring Wine tasting event, with 600 wine lovers showing up.

    “Spring Wine Festival is 10 days with more than 70 events throughout the Okanagan Valley,” said General Manager Elan Morris.

    “We produce three signature events. This one being our first … then we have From Cellars to Classic at the Laurel Packing House this Thursday and then Blush and Bubbles which is a celebration of all rosé and sparklings in the Valley.”

    Known for being one of the best spots in the entire world when it comes to incredible-tasting wine, wineries from across the Okanagan have missed being front and centre for people to discover.

    “We’re just excited to get back to events and do the important business of helping put our B.C wineries on the stages they so well deserve. It’s been a rough couple years for everyone, us included,” Morris said.

    “We miss doing events and I know the wineries are really excited to get back and have 600 captive wine lovers to try their products. It’s been a long time coming.”

    The Okanagan Wine Festival has several more events happening between now and May 15.

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    Seven-day Vancouver International Wine festival readies for launch

    Seven-day Vancouver International Wine festival readies for launch

    With five of 27 events sold out, and tickets for large evening public tastings selling fast, the Vancouver International Wine Festival is readying to launch its 43rd incarnation starting May 16.

    The seven-day extravaganza will be the city’s largest food and wine event to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic descended in spring 2020.

    Organizers expect representatives from 100 wineries, based in 14 countries, to travel to Vancouver to pour at least four wines each. Most wineries will pour five wines, the festival’s executive director, Harry Hertscheg, told BIV.

    Tickets will not be available for purchase at the events, and sales are likely to be cut off on May 13, he added.

    The sold-out events this year include dinners at restaurants such as Five Sails Restaurant, Vij’s, Glowbal Restaurant and Cin Cin. A lunch at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts has also sold out.

    The festival’s marquee event is the May 17 Bacchanalia Gala at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where tickets are priced at $575 each. In addition to a silent auction at the gala, there will be an online auction leading up to the dinner.

    All proceeds from this event and the rest of the festival go to the William Shakespeare festival Bard on the Beach, which is set to launch its 2022 season on June 8.

    Capacity for the main public tastings at the Vancouver Convention Centre May 19, 20, and 21 has been chopped to between 1,000 and 1,250 people per night to allow more social distancing. Pre-pandemic, those events were usually capped at 2,500 people per night.

    The festival itself has been scaled down, as pre-pandemic it had around 54 events. 

    “Just having the festival is a great thing to bring back to the community,” Hertscheg said.

    He explained that he and his team decided to move the wine festival’s regular February timetable to May this year in part because of his hope that spring weather would help reduce COVID-19’s spread, leading to a more likely chance that governments would lift pandemic restrictions.

    Dates for next year’s festival are similarly to be in the spring – April 24 through 30.

    “We’re not quite ready to dive back into the wintertime,” Hertscheg said.

    “Pandemic conditions tend to be more acute in the wintertime than in the spring.”

    He added that supply-chain constraints that have arisen during the pandemic are more acute in the winter.

    Wineries around the world earmark as much of their supplies as they can for lucrative holiday-season sales, and owners can find it a challenge to also ship sufficient product in the December-January time period to be set aside for a February wine festival, Hertscheg said.

    There is no theme region this year, but the country with the most wineries is Canada. That includes a strong contingent of B.C. wineries.

    The theme region next year is likely to be Argentina and Chile, Hertscheg said.

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    Online via ZOOM.  Cost: $40.00.

    This fun event is happening in the comfort of your own home.  Tickets are $40.00 and you receive a 750ml and 375ml bottle of wine plus various flavours of popcorn.  Everying will be delivered to you the afternoon of the event and a zoom link emailed to you on ticket purchase.  Prizes for trivia champions.

    Visit to register or phone 306-652-2266

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    One of Vancouver’s coolest wine events returns this spring

    One of Vancouver's coolest wine events returns this spring

    Want to really impress your friends the next time you get together and uncork some wine?

    Want to really impress your friends the next time you get together and uncork some wine? You can get a taste of some of the most exciting sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines on the market at Vancouver’s coolest wine event, Top Drop, which returns for two nights this month.

    Top Drop takes place May 11 and 12 at the Yaletown Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and will feature nearly 40 wineries from around the world with representatives pouring tastes and sharing knowledge about their terroir-focused wines.

    For its return in 2022, Top Drop Vancouver’s impressive roster of participants includes wineries from California’s Napa Valley, Italy’s Barolo, and France’s iconic Champagne – not to mention several stars from B.C.’s own wine-making industry.

    The event, which launched in 2014, is a more boutique experience for wine pros and enthusiasts keen to learn about the latest in naturally chic wine-making. Top Drop was co-founded by Vancouver sommelier Kurtis Kolt and Jeff Curry, who has a wine importing company called the Wine Syndicate. They work with a very small team of key trade to produce the event, explains Kolt, who adds that participating wineries are chosen by a selection committee of highly-touted local sommeliers and retailers.

    Fall in love with something you try at the event? An onsite wine shop is stocking what the wineries are pouring. 

    Event proceeds go to the BC Hospitality Foundation, an organization providing financial support to individuals from the hospitality industry facing a major medical crisis.

    Here are all the 2022 Top Drop Vancouver wineries, plus who will be there as a representative:

    Aldegheri, Valpolicella, Italy         

    w/ Jane Glees, Export Director


    Anselmi, Soave, Veneto, Italy       

    w/ Lisa Anselmi, Family Proprietor


    Ashes & Diamonds, Napa Valley, California, USA         

    w/ Kashy Khaledi, Proprietor + Owner


    Averill Creek Vineyard, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada          

    w/ Brent Rowland, Winemaker


    Azienda Agricola Bruna Grimaldi , Piedmont, Italy     

    w/ Martina Fiorino, Family Proprietor + Sales Manager


    Bella Wines, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada      

    w/ Jay Drysdale, Owner + Winemaker


    Benjamin Bridge, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada   

    w/ Alexandre Morozov, Winemaker


    Bisol Desiderio & Figli Societa’ Agricola, Valdobbiadene, Italy           

    w/ Stefano Marangon, Export Manager


    Bruno Paillard, Champagne, France      

    w/ Pierre-Jules Peyrat, Export Manager


    Champagne Gardet, Champagne, France       

    w/ Maude Autran, Export Manager


    Chappellet Vineyard, Napa Valley, California, USA     

    w/ Mitch Boyd, National Sales Manager


    Chateau De Pommard, Pommard, Burgundy, France          

    w/ Victor Goichon, Export Manager


    Chateau Dereszla, Tokaji, Hungary        

    w/ Gábor Weiner, Sales & Export Manager


    Chiorri Perugia, Umbria, Italy

    w/ Francesco Strangis, Proprietor + Winemaker


    Creek & Gully Cider, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada    

    w/ Annelise Simonsen, Proprietor + Director


    Elk Cove, Gaston, Oregon, USA   

    w/ Shirley Brooks, VP Sales & Marketing


    Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

    w/ Gordon Fitzpatrick, President


    Free Form by Okanagan Crush Pad, Okanagan Valley, Canada         

    w/ Matt Dumayne, Chief Winemaker


    Gekkeikan, Folsom, California, USA        

    w/ Koichi Murakami, VP of Sales & Marketing


    Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain, Washington, USA     

    w/ Christophe Hedges, General Manager


    Lightning Rock Winery, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada         

    w/ Jordan Kubek, Winegrower


    Long Shadows, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA  

    w/ Dane Narbaitz, Director of Sales & Marketing


    Marchesi Di Barolo, Piedmont, Italy       

    w/ Valentina Abbona, Family Member + Ambassador


    Martin’s Lane Winery, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

    w/ Shane Munn, Winemaker


    Medici Ermete, Reggio Emilia, Italy       

    w/ Ermes Scardova, Export Director


    Mirafiore, Piedmont, Italy 

    w/ Chiara Destefanis, Export Area Manager


    Montes, Colchagua, Chile 

    w/ Bryan Steinsapir, Export Manager


    Orofino, Similkameen Valley, BC Canada         

    w/ John Weber, Proprietor + Winemaker


    Pere Ventura, Penedès, Spain     

    w/ Hortense Capelle, Export Sales Manager


    Salcheto, Tuscany, Italy     

    w/ Michele Manelli, Winemaker


    Susana Balbo Wines, Mendoza, Argentina       

    w/ German Pungitore, General Manager


    Synchromesh Wines, Okanagan Falls, BC, Canada    

    w/ Alan Dickinson, Proprietor + Winemaker + Farmer


    Tenuta Di Trinoro + Passopisciaro, Tuscany + Sicily, Italy      

    w/ Letizia Patane, Export Manager


    Tenuta Valdipiatta, Montepulciano, Italy          

    w/ Miriam Caporali, Winemaker

    Terravista Vineyards, Naramata Bench, BC, Canada  

    w/ Nadine Allander, Winemaker


    Troupis Winery, Mantinia, Greece

    w/ Pitsa Troupi, Proprietor      

    Ursa Major Winery  Okanagan, Canada            

    w/ Rajen Toor, Winemaker + Grower + Proprietor


    Weingut Thörle, Rheinhessen, Germany          

    w/ Christoph Thörle, Proprietor


    Xanadu Winery, Margaret River, Australia        

    w/ Douglas Elliott, North American Manager


    Top Drop Vancouver

    When: May 11-12, 2022 from 7-9:30 p.m.

    Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

    Tickets: $125. Available online at


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    Brewvine: Bonobo Winery’s Spring Events and Wine Releases – 9 & 10 News

    Brewvine: Bonobo Winery's Spring Events and Wine Releases - 9 & 10 News

    For this week’s Brewvine, Whitney Amann and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take us to Bonobo Winery on Old Mission Peninsula for a look at their springtime events and wine releases.

    “It’s a great time for us in terms of the spring starting, things are starting to grow and then also with our wine club, we release a lot of our new wines,” said owner and general manager Todd Oosterhouse.

    Bonobo has been busy getting some fantastic white wines ready for their spring release.

    One wine that just arrived at the tasting room is their vibrant, aromatic pinot blanc.

    The winery also has a great new white blend that is a delicious mixture of some of their great stand-alone wines.

    Bonobo hosts a lot of great wine tasting and food pairing events throughout the year.

    In May, they have an incredible opportunity to treat your mom to a lovely meal, paired with their exquisite wines for Mother’s Day.

    If you’re looking to celebrate a special day with a wine event, or just want a beautiful place to enjoy a glass of wine, Bonobo is the perfect venue for any occasion.

    “So when you come out to Bonobo, it’s finding that little area where you can actually have a nice glass of wine, have a great conversation, whether it be inside or outside, just to enjoy some of those different areas, get a little sun on your face and enjoy company because that’s what you like to do, is have a great glass of wine and enjoy the company you’re with,” said Oosterhouse.

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    Vancouver’s 2022 wine festival will feature 101 wineries from 14 countries pouring at 27 events

    Vancouver's 2022 wine festival will feature 101 wineries from 14 countries pouring at 27 events

    🍷 So much wine, so little time… (Just kidding, it’s a week-long event!) 🍷

    The 43rd annual Vancouver International Wine Festival is set to take place this May, and this year’s exciting in-person lineup features an impressive 101 wineries from 41 countries across the globe pouring at 27 events over the course of one very full week.

    British Columbian wineries have the most prominent showing – of course! – but there will be 18 producers from Italy, 14 from the United States, as well as several from popular wine-producing regions in Spain, Australia, and Argentina. And for the first time ever, the nation of Georgia will have a winery headed to Vancouver for the festival. 

    The VIWF is primarily based out of the Vancouver Convention Centre, but venues across the city, including restaurants, will host a multitude of ticketed events as part of the celebration. Those events include tastings, seminars, dinners, and the epic Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction (benefiting Bard on the Beach) will take place on Tuesday, May 17 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. 

    The heart of the festival is the Tasting Room, where all 101 wineries will gather for four International Festival Tastings (and two Trade Tastings). 

    Tickets for the International Festival Tastings (May 19-21) and the Super Pass are now on sale, while tickets for public events (including seminars, winery dinners, minglers and lunches) will go on sale Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. Find all ticketing info on the VIWF site

    Vancouver International Wine Festival

    When: May 16-22, 2022

    Where: Various locations in Vancouver

    Tickets: Find all ticketing info on the VIWF site

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    Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Feb. 27-March 5

    Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Feb. 27-March 5

    Enjoy fine wine and dining in Park City, eat soup to support an art museum and learn how to volunteer at Red Butte Garden.

    (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

    March 3-5

    Enjoy fine wine and dining in Park City

    Enjoy fine drinks and dining at the 18th annual Red, White & Snow event held in Park City that benefits the National Ability Center. The three day celebration features ski days, live and silent auctions, a black tie gala dinner, and wineries and chefs from across the country. Tickets for individual event packages range from $250 to $1,200 and can be bought online at Note that some events are already sold out.

    March 4

    Eat soup to support an art museum

    Attend the St. George Art Museum’s annual Soup n’ Bowl fundraiser (47 E. 200 N., St. George) on March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes a lunch of soup, bread and dessert, with the soup served in bowls created by local potters. Attendees can also meet some of the potters and buy their work. Tickets are $20 and can be bought online at or at the event, with proceeds generating support for the museum’s permanent collection.

    March 5

    Learn how to volunteer at Red Butte Garden

    Learn about ways to serve the community by attending Red Butte Garden’s volunteer open house on March 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held in the Red Butte Garden Orangerie (300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City), attendees can learn about the many volunteer opportunities available, including garden guides, summer camp and youth programs help, and horticulture and event volunteers. See for more information.