4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala Featuring BC Wines

Shine a Light logoI will be volunteering at the 4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala which takes place on March 3rd, 2016 at The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.  This event raises awareness of kidney disease for the work and mission of The Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Society of Nephrology.

Last year’s Gala, hosted and covered by CTV, was successful thanks to the generous donors that helped raise over $180,000!  These funds support world-class research for those living with this serious disease which affects 1 in 10 Canadians.

A highlight of last year’s event was the Wine & Spirit Wall which sold out in one hour!  Guests had the opportunity to purchase a randomly numbered cork that matched a specific bottle of wine out of the approximately 100 bottles on display.  Due to last year’s overwhelming success, the Wine & Spirit Wall will be featured again, but this time showing off our wonderful BC VQA wines.   I will be volunteering at the Gala’s Wine & Spirit Wall, providing my expertise and knowledge to the distinguished guests as they inquire about our BC wines.  I love to talk about BC wines, sharing my experience in getting the most enjoyment out of the wines.

Kidney Foundation Wine & Spirit Wall 2015

Kidney Foundation Wine & Spirit Wall 2015

I would like to thank the following wineries, agents, and PR companies for donating wines for the Wine & Spirit Wall:

  • CC Jentsch
  • Andrew Peller Imports
  • Meyer Family Vineyards
  • Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
  • Encore Vineyards
  • Sage Hills Estate Winery
  • Blue Grouse Estate Winery
  • Moraine Winery
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
  • Wild Goose Vineyards
  • Kismet Estate Winery
  • Tinhorn Creek
  • Monte Creek Ranch
  • SpierHead Winery
  • Mt. Boucherie
  • Le Vieux Pin
  • Dana Lee Consulting

If you are a winery or agent wishing to donate a bottle of BC wine to the wine wall, please contact me asap, contact@mywinepal.com.

If you would like to attend the 4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala please click on this link to go to their website.

Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Some people prefer red wines. Some only like Cabernet Sauvignon. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I met many great wine makers. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.