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Whistler Cornucopia Masterclass Series: How to Taste Wine

The Cornucopia Masterclass Series features chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from Whistler’s signature bars and restaurants – stay tuned to the Insider or follow @GoWhistler for more in this series. 

In this episode, Samantha Rahn from Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar and Eric Blouin from Taste Whistler show us some tips and tricks for tasting wine. Try out the techniques for yourself and discover your new favourite wine(s) at Cornucopia’s signature tastings, dinners and seminars.


Cornucopia Event Pairings

This is just a taste of what the festival has to offer wine lovers, view the full event listing for more.

Cellar Door Grand Tasting

Indulge in the world of luxury fine wines and meet the producers and winemakers behind them. Level up with a Sommelier Tour by Taste Whistler, your own private guide to the best of the best wines in the selection.
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Crush Grand Tasting

The flagship Cornucopia event, Crush combines a lively atmosphere with sensational taste. Enjoy wines from BC and beyond alongside bites from artisanal food vendors. Take a Sommelier Tour and let the experts at Taste Whistler  show you their own, curated selection from the Crush offerings.
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Intimate Wine Dinner Series in The Cellar by Araxi: Icons of the Okanagan

Enjoy fine dining set to a rare and exciting line-up of wines by BC’s top tier vineyards and winemakers, all in the deeply luxurious setting of The Cellar by Araxi. This is the first event in the dinner series featuring wines from around the world.
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Winery Dinner: Undercover Revelry: hosted by Whistler Cooks

Like to be surprised? Let Whistler Cooks steal you away to a secret location where you’ll enjoy a shared platter dinner with wine pairings from local winery Fort Berens.
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Drink Seminar: Top Value Wines

Hosts Rachelle Goudreau, Tyler Dawson & Jason Yamasaki will take you through a selection of wines that over deliver for their price point. This seminar is the perfect way to discover your next go-to wine and recommendations for the holidays.
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Sip and save by taking advantage of the Cornucopia ticket and accommodation package to the big events like Crush and Cellar Door.