Trade Events

THE MAIN EVENT

Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 | Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Our festival-style tasting features all participating Top Drop Vancouver terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries and cideries. To view this year’s participants, click here.

Please click on the link below to register to attend Top Drop Vancouver – The Main Event trade tasting.

PLEASE NOTE: We have a very limited amount of space at The Main Event for those currently employed in the hospitality industry, restaurant and/or retail, along with media who focus on wine. We are only able to accept registration from wine buyers and senior staff who participate in wine-purchasing decisions.

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KEYNOTE EVENT

Site Expression & Technique:
The Human Factor in Terroir

We are pleased to welcome California-based Elaine Chukan Brown (Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews, JancisRobinson.com, Wine & Spirits Magazine) as she presents Top Drop Vancouver’s Keynote Event. Along with panelists Anthony Truchard (Truchard Vineyards; Napa, California), Maddalena Pasqua di Bisceglie (Musella Winery; Veneto, Italy) & Thomas Bachelder (The Bachelder Project; Oregon/Ontario/Burgundy), she’ll set the scene for the 2017 edition of Top Drop Vancouver, addressing “Site Expression & Technique: The Human Factor in Terroir.” Learn more >

Date: Monday, May 22nd | Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6::30 p.m.
Venue: The Birds & The Beets, 55 Powell Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Moderated by: Elaine Chukan Brown
Price: $25 w/ partial proceeds going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation

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SEMINARS 

*Please note: Due to limited space, we kindly request that all trade seminar attendees are actively employed in the wine, restaurant, hotel or wine-retail industry. Sign-in with place of employment will be required upon entry. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for supporting the B.C. Hospitality Foundation!

Beyond The Bottle

How important of a market is BC considered in the world? Why is that? What is the difference in approach between the efforts of a large winery producing more conservative wines vs. a small winery producing more idiosyncratic styles? Here we go beyond the bottle to showcase a panel of proprietors, export directors and sales managers, illuminating topics that would typically elude the wine buyer in BC. Learn more >

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd | Time: 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Venue: Savio Volpe, 615 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C.
Moderated by: Lisa Cook & Mark McNeil
Price: $20 w/ 100% of ticket price going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation

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All About Bubble – SOLD OUT!!

Six incredible wineries, each specializing in their own distinctive style of sparkling wine! Not only are they from six distinct global wine regions, they produce their wine in completely different ways. Learn more >

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd | Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Chambar, 568 Beatty St, Vancouver, B.C.
Moderated by: Kaela Augustine & Laura Starr
Price: $20 w/ 100% of ticket price going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation

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Stranger Things – SOLD OUT!

These wineries have stuck their neck out to share something unique with the world. What would compel a Chilean Syrah star to release a bone-dry Pedro Ximinez and Sangiovese? What do you think of a white Merlot or a white Sangiovese? A flagship Petit Verdot in a Malbec region? And who’s ever heard or tasted Maturana? Some of the strangest wines of TOP DROP 2017 – these are their stories. Learn more >

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd | Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Wildebeest, 120 West Hastings, Vancouver, B.C.
Moderated by: Justin Everett
Price: $20 w/ 100% of ticket price going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation

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Rhône Around The World – SOLD OUT!!

We love Rhône varieties! And in this session, we explore their personalities all over the world …anywhere but the Rhône itself! We aim to learn how different regions meet the Mediterranean needs of these grapes and the different methods and approaches to produce styles of warmth and richness to styles of quench and restraint. Learn more >

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd | Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Hawksworth, 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, B.C.
Moderated by: Todd Prucyk & Lydia Cleary
Price: $20 w/ 100% of ticket price going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation

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Organics & Biodynamics – SOLD OUT!

We hold in high regard the producers that take on the ambition and the discipline to be responsible stewards of their craft through the approach of organics and biodynamics. Here, we open up the discussion with six wineries about their experience and purpose behind organics and biodynamics. Learn more >

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd | Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall St, Vancouver, B.C.
Moderated by: Jesse Walters and Kristi Linneboe
Price: $20 w/ 100% of ticket price going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation

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Of Grape & Site – SOLD OUT!

What did the winemaker see in the site, the blend, or the clone that compelled them to make at least two different expressions of the same grape? We love introducing our friends, colleagues, and guests to how the same grape can taste so different depending on a number of factors. Here, we taste side-by-side with the winemaker as to why they chose to make two different labels of the same thing. We’ll see what they saw. Learn more >

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd | Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: CinCin Ristorante & Bar, 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Moderated by: Shane Taylor
Price: $20 w/ 100% of ticket price going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation

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