Shine A Light Gala – Thanks to the BC Wineries

Shine a Light logoThe 4th AnnualShine a Light Kidney Gala took 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.  A highlight of the Gala was the Wine & Spirit Wall which featured BC wines!  Guests had the opportunity to purchase a randomly numbered cork that matched a specific bottle of BC wine. I was volunteering at the Gala’s Wine & Spirit Wall, providing my expertise and knowledge to the distinguished guests as they inquired about our BC wines.

Wine Wall

Wine Wall (Photo courtesy Tracy Riddell Photography)

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

Please consider purchasing wines from these wineries the next time you are in a BC liquor store or a private wine shop.  Below are a few pictures from the Gala, showing off the wines.  All pictures were taken, and courtesy of Tracy Riddell Photography.

Haywire Big Al

Haywire Big Al (Photo courtesy Tracy Riddell Photography)

Karl MyWinePal at the Gala

Karl MyWinePal at the Gala (Photo Courtesy Tracy Riddell Photography)

A person purchasing a numbered cork for the Wine Wall

A person purchasing a numbered cork for the Wine Wall (Photo Courtesy Tracy Riddell Photography)

Sparkling wine and strawberries for everyone

Sparkling wine and strawberries for everyone (Photo Courtesy Tracy Riddell Photography)

If you would like to find out more about the 4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala please click on this link to go to their website.  Let’s make kidney disease a thing of the past.

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.

2 comments for “Shine A Light Gala – Thanks to the BC Wineries

  1. Leeann Froese
    March 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Congratulations on this event!

    • March 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      I hope it helps find cures for kidney diseases and for other diseases that cause kidney problems.

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