A wine festival just after Covid??

How does one put on a wine festival while recovering from a world wide pandemic?  

By getting creative and being determined to have some fun - safely - that is how!

When faced with the reality of not being able to present my wine festival, that is going into its 23rd year, I knew that I still wanted to be able to provide my guests with an opportunity to celebrate wine. I figured out a way for people people to engage in a fun event together with those who they are close with, those in their "bubble".

In order to tie the on site and the remote event experience together, we are encouraging people to bring their devices to the table (something,  I never thought I would ever say... but hey, times have changed and it works for this!).

Throughout the dinner all guests will be able to interact, listen to guest speakers, rate their favourites, partake in wine quizzes, learn about wine pairing AND win prizes!  It will be so much fun!

I hope you come and join us, for this, and future events, in what ever way you are comfortable! We will do our utmost to ensure it is safe and enjoyable.

Caroline Slade  Photography

Learn more about wine!

The Thompson Regional Library joins with the Kamloops Wine Festival this year to bring you all kinds of great resources about wine.  Learn about all of the nuances of wine tasting, try new wine themed recipes, watch wine related videos,  get pulled into great stories centered around wine and more. 

Catherine Schmidt of the TNRL will be providing ideas on  wine and food pairing books at our event. 

 

From July 16 - 24 check out the wine-themed display in the Kamloops Libraries. 

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FAQ's: 

How does this all work?

  • It is a hybrid event - part “Live at the Restaurant”; part "Remote Event Experience"

  • Guests have the opportunity to join in for the 40 – 60 (approx.) spots available at Romeo’s, on the patio. First come, first served.

  • Tables of up to 6 in a bubble permitted “LIVE AT THE RESTAURANT”. We will be using the out door patio and indoor lounge.

  • OR Guests can have a "REMOTE EVENT EXPERIENCE"

  • delivered by Kamloops West Rotary for a minimum donation of $10 per delivery, within a 20 km radius

  • Food will be delivered before the event starts, with reheating instructions so everyone can eat at the same time and with the same wine.  You can book your food delivery preferred time.

  • physical distancing protocols will be encouraged for off site events

  • protocol guideline sheet to be provided 

  • How many courses and which winery is being featured?

  • Four course dinner, paired with 4 different wines from Celista Estate Winery

    • Done in conjunction with Wine Wednesdays promotion at Romeo's

    • Different BC wineries will be invited to participate for each event

      • Wine will be charged on consumption at the restaurant

      • Guests have the opportunity to purchase the wines for the pairings with the courses by buying full bottles.  Or, if dining-in, the option to purchase by the glass, ½ litre or full bottle (or they can drink what ever else they want)

      • All bottles of wine will be charged very close to liquor store prices

      • Any unfinished bottles can be capped and taken home from restaurant.

  • Is wine included with the ticket?

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  • No, the ticket cost does not include the wine.  We have provided different options for you.

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  • There will be a four course dinner, paired with 4 different wines from Celista Estate Winery..Done in conjunction with Wine Wednesdays promotion at Romeo's

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    ​Different BC wineries will be invited to participate for each event

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  • Wine will be charged on consumption at the restaurant

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  • Guests have the opportunity to purchase the wines for the pairings with the courses by buying full bottles. We will be providing an option to buy the wines when ordering your meal for delivery as well.   Or, if dining-in, the option to purchase by the glass, ½ litre or full bottle (or they can drink what ever else they want}.

  • All bottles of wine will be charged very close to liquor store pricesAny unfinished bottles can be capped and taken home from restaurant.

How will this help Rotary International?

  • Rotarians will be delivering your dinners to homes with style and efficiency.  

  • Deliveries will be made within a 20 km radius of  The Coast Hotel.  

  • There is a minimum $10 donation for the delivery that goes directly to their initiatives to help our community.

  • Guests are encouraged to make additional donations to help their worthy causes in so many areas. 

How will everyone be connected during the dinner? 

  • Everyone is asked to bring their devices to the table 

  • Events will take place throughout the dinner on Zoom and on Facebook to keep everyone engaged and connected.  There will be prizes for people who post certain things, prizes, quizzes and  interaction with wineries and each other all evening. Thompson Nicola Library will be posting articles/books on wine pairing, tasting, making and more. 

  • All guests are encouraged to bring their devices with ear phones so that they can be a part of the exciting action.

  • Prepare to have some fun!

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