This series is a special one for hosts David Stansfield and Lisa
Cook. It marks the three-year anniversary of Vancouver’s rowdiest
wine school. Since 2013, Sunday School has entertained over 1,500
thirsty students, drunk more than 500 wines, hosted 28 wine-soaked
seminars, toured four major Canadian cities and survived one near
fatal sabering incident (thanks, Lisa).
Over three years Sunday School’s focus on interactive, easygoing wine
education remains constant. “It’s wine school with more wine than
school,” says Cook. “Our goal has always been to help people become
better wine buyers through serious drinking.”
“Not too serious, though,” adds Stansfield. “Think of these sessions
as everything you ever wanted to know about wine but were too drunk
The #700 Series kicks off on March
20 at The Settlement Building (55 Dunlevy Ave.), from
3pm to 5 pm with Sommelier
Smackdown VII. (WWE lawsuit pending — true story!)
Additional classes run on:
April 17 - BC vs.
The World VII
May 8 - The
Price Is Wrong: Mother’s Day Edition
June 12 - The
Cider House Rules with Special Guest Clinton McDougall from
Sunday Cider & Bestie Restaurant.
features multiple flights of wine loosely structured around a theme
and served blind. Unlike public schools, class sizes are limited –
and guaranteed to sell-out.
Tickets are $45 throughEventbrite or $40 by
phone at (604) 566-9463, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or in
person from The Settlement Building (55 Dunlevy Ave. in Railtown)
open daily from 11am to 11pm.
B.C.’s only province-wide craft beer readers’
choice awards are back!
VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2019—The
Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards, AKA, the Growlies, is back with more
beers, more categories and—best of all—more prizes! The Growlies celebrate all of the awesomeness that is B.C. craft
beer by giving beer lovers a say in who wins. Unlike traditional beer awards, The
Growler’s B.C. Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards are be decided by the
beer-drinking public: between Oct. 3 and 25, 2019, you can vote online at bc.thegrowler.ca
for the beers and breweries you think are the best in B.C. With the help of our panel of craft beer experts, we’ve narrowed
the field to 10 nominees in each beer style category. And if you don’t like our
choices, this year you can write in your own picks instead! Those who take part in the online poll will be entered to win an absolutely
bonkers luxury helicopter craft beer tour from SKY Helicopters, as
well as top-of-the-line homebrewing equipment and …
BREWING UP GENDER PARITY: THE QUEST FOR BEERQUALITY
REBECCA WHYMAN • JUNE 13, 2019
Women are markedly underrepresented in craft beer. This is not news to anyone. But have you ruminated on just how large the gender gap is? A 2018 survey by Nielsen-Harris found American craft beer drinkers are 68.5 per cent male and 31.5 per cent female. Closer to home, BeerMeBC’s 2018 survey had those numbers at 71 and 29 per cent, with 0.32 per cent identifying as “other.” For those not so strong in the math department, that means that there are only three women drinking craft beer for every seven men. If you were a straight man looking for a date, you wouldn’t like those odds at all. And I can tell you, as one of those three women, it’s not much fun being outnumbered everywhere I go to enjoy my beloved craft beer, delightful as those seven men may be.
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