I was very busy at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020. There were lots of terrific wines from France and around the world, plus the dinners, seminars, and Masterclasses were top notch. I worked very hard making tasting notes, interviewing winery principals, and trying to learn more about wine so that I can educate you as well. Below is a list of all the articles I wrote before and during the Festival for you to read through at your leisure to learn about and become more interested in wine like me.
But before you delve into my articles, I’d like to remind you about who the beneficiary is of VanWineFest; Bard on the Beach.
ABOUT BARD ON THE BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
“Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. It is presented on the waterfront in Kitsilano’s Vanier Park, adjacent to Vancouver’s downtown core. The festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and popular special events in two performance tents every June through September. The 2019 festival drew 103,000 attendees and almost 2 million patrons have experienced Bard since its inception. Next year’s festival dates are June 11 to September 26, 2020, and the 31st Season line-up will include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Paradise Lost by Erin Shields. Bard also offers a range of education programs, including Young Shakespeareans’ workshops for 8-18 year-olds at its Vanier Park site during the summer, and the Riotous Youth program for 19 to 24-year-olds. During the school term, Bard also offers workshops for educators and youth in schools and community centres throughout BC’s Lower Mainland, as well as at its administrative home, the BMO Theatre Centre (162 West 1st Avenue). Full details and education program information are at bardonthebeach.org.” (from VanWineFest communication)
My VanWineFest 2020 Articles
I also produced a series of articles with the text from select French wineries before the Festival began. Here is the URL to these French winery articles.