Library benefits from annual wine tasting festival
Whistler Public Library
For the past 13 years the Whistler Public Library in partnership with International Cellars Inc. and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler has been organizing an international wine tasting festival. This is a great opportunity to socialize and relax with your friends all the while tasting great wines from around the world.
Featured wines at this years festival include: Barramundi, Evans and Tate, Peter Lehmann, Suckfizzle and Wirra Wirra from Australia; Gehringer Bros. and Summerhill Estate from B.C.; Wente, Ravenswood, Ironstone from California; Undurraga from Chile; Louis Jadot from France; Bersano, Carpineto, Mezzacorona, San Orsola from Italy; Quinta do Noval from Portugal; Segura Viudas, Martinez Bujanda, Vinas del Vero from Spain.
The Wine Tasting takes place on Tuesday, May 13 th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Tickets are $30 each and are available at the library or at the door.
As well as enjoying a pleasurable evening of wine tasting, you can also win any number of wonderful prizes from our ever popular "Buy a page" program. You can buy one ticket for $5 and then pick a page number from a "special" book. If the page you select has a prize listed, you receive it right away. No waiting! And you can try your luck again for another prize.
You can also bid on the great items in our silent auction many are gift certificates from local restaurants such as Quattro, La Rúa, and Milestones.
The proceeds from the wine tasting will be used to purchase new books, videos, DVDs, and compact discs for the librarys collection. We always buy some new books on wines and wine tasting as well.
The following are just some of the titles the library has on wine and wine making:
Escape to the wine country: Californias Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocinoby Thom Elkjer, c2002
The world atlas of wineby Hugh Johnson, c2001
Canadian wines for dummiesby Tony Aspler, c2000
Oz Clarkes introducing wine: A complete guide for the modern wine drinkerby Oz Clarke, c2000
Great wine made simple: Straight talk from a master sommelierby Andrea Immer, c2000
Vintage Canada: The complete reference guide to Canadian winesby Tony Aspler c1999.
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