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Cocktail Archaeology @ Clive's Classic Lounge
Patrons boldly went where no imbiber has gone before as famed cocktail writer & creator David Wondrich took obscure recipes from the past and tried to work out what they're describing. Wondrich talked through the recipes with the audience, took suggestions, and then mixed them up for sampling. Culminating with a concoction of Genever Gin, Absinthe and Trumpet of Death Mushrooms, this workshop was a tasty way to start the day!
Featured Guest: David Wondrich
Old World Meets New: the Delights of the Asti Region @ Little Jumbo
Roberto Bava, legendary wine producer and chocolate expert, spoke on the unique aspects of wine, fortified wine and how they work with chocolate and nuts. Roberto offered up pairings that became stellar moments in the life of a foodie.
Featured Guest: Roberto Bava
Craft Distillery Panel @ Little Jumbo
The liquor laws have changed in BC and new Craft Distilleries are joining established ones. Get the inside scoop of what’s now available along with the stories of making it happen. Be the first to taste some of these new products and hear about the trials and tribulations on the road to liquid revolution.
Featured Guests: Patrick Evans & James Marinus, Shelter Point, Christian Krogstad, House Spirits; Peter Hunt, Victoria Spirits; Okanagan Spirits: Rodney Goodchild, Merridale Cider: Rick Pipes
How to Become an Agave Idiot @ Veneto Private Room
Join two of Canada's most experienced Agave Idiots as they explore the culture and traditions of tequila. Delve into the beauty of barrel aging, discover tasting techniques, and share the diversity of taste sensations born of the spirit of the agave plant.
Featured Guests: Mona Mattei & Clint Bell, Espiritu Agave
Culinary Techniques for Cocktails @ Little Jumbo
From crushing ice to working with dairy, eggs, and fresh fruit juices and purees, this demonstration workshop will show you how bartenders are increasingly looking to the world's great chefs for inspiration and assistance in putting together beautiful cocktails.
Featured Guests: Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common & Morgan Wilson, Fairmont Empress
World of Sherry @ Little Jumbo
Does the mention of Sherry bring up thoughts of cooking? Then it’s time to be reborn! Come learn all about one of the most complex and versatile beverages in the world. Jim Romdall, lover of Sherry, will take you through an overview and tasting of the many styles of Sherry, and their application in today’s world of cocktails.
Featured Guest: Jim Romdall
The Fine Art of Not Drinking Like A Complete Chump @ Veneto Private Room
Our parents teach us how to eat. High school teaches us to how to be popular. College teaches us how to appear competent. But - until now - there has been a yawning gap in the education of every adult: namely, how to drink in public without appearing to one and all to have the manners of a shaved chimp.
Featured Guest: Philip Duff
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