Things to do in Vancouver: Wine Tasting with a Social Twist

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Things to Do in Vancouver | 0 comments

On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards invites you to join them at Vancouver Urban Winery for Wine Tasting with a Social Twist.

The evening, inspired by the social media age, is a hybrid between a brown bag tasting and speed-dating event, with guests having the opportunity to “date” the various Tinhorn Creek wines present.

At the event will be various Tinhorn Creek Twitter social media personalities, such as Sandra Oldfield (@SandraOldfield), Tinhorn Creek CEO and winemaker and Andrew Moon (@Andrew_Tinhorn), Vineyard Manager.

This is a great opportunity to test out a variety of the Tinhorn Creek wines, or to even try Tinhorn Creek for the first time. Coupled with the chance to speak with the winemakers themselves (and have tweeting encouraged!), it’s sure to be an event not to miss.

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From the press release:

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has always been a leader in the BC wine industry, and embracing the age of social media has proven no different. The Tinhorn Creek team are avid tweeters, Facebook followers and are very LinkedIn. So, to meet and engage their fellow social media types, Winemaker and CEO Sandra Oldfield and Tinhorn staff will host Wine Tasting with a Social Twist on Wednesday May 16 at the Vancouver Urban Winerywhere guests will enjoy an evening of wine, food and plenty of Twitter activity.

The event is structured as brown bag tasting meets speed dating, with a fast paced tasting of nine different Tinhorn Creek wines, followed by light canapés and a guided unveiling of wines by Sandra Oldfield. The event celebrates the age of social media, and reflects the fast paced times we live in while making wine tasting fun. Once guests move through each table of brown bag tastings, Winemaker Sandra Oldfield will guide tasters through the nuances of each varietal, with the chance to win many great prizes. Chef Jeff Van Geest from Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is partnering with Vancouver’s longest-standing French restaurant Le Gavroche to create some delicious canapés to pair with the wines.

Between delectable bites and sips of incredible wines, guests will have the chance to meet the people behind the Tinhorn Twitter handles: @SandraOldfield, Winemaker & CEO; @Andrew_Tinhorn, Vineyard Manager Andrew Moon; @KorolKuklo Assistant Winemaker; @linzyw, Marketing Coordinator Lindsey White; @mbuschleague, Sales Manager Mark Butschler; and @winegirljules, Sales & Marketing Manager Julie Copland-Stene.

Wine Tasting with a Social Twist takes place Wednesday, May 16 from 6-9pm at Vancouver Urban Winery, located at 55 Dunlevy Avenue in downtown Vancouver. Tickets are $30, and available online at



About the author: A fashion blogger who loves food and has no qualms about admitting that she’s eaten gelato for breakfast (and lunch. And dinner.) and had Jack Daniels shots for brunch. With this in mind, Erin was able to marry 3 of the loves of her life (the 4th being Derek Jeter, but the restraining order prohibits that) into her blog, Haus of Hybrid. She also does a myriad of other cool things; to find out more, tweet her: @erin_gee




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