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Cornucopia 2016: Cellar Door Grand Tasting

Foodology November 17, 2016 Event, Whistler, winery

Look no further than just a 2-hour drive to Whistler, BC for an immersive 11-day (November 10 – 20, 2016) celebration of food and drink, and a much-needed fall getaway.

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2016 marks Cornucopia’s 20th anniversary and features winery dinners, grand tastings, culinary workshops and more. With range of events to pick and choose from, all you have to do is determine how many days you’ll want to stay and which events you’d like to attend.

With events and accommodation packages based out of Whistler Village, the location makes everything within walking distance. You’ll be able to enjoy all that Cornucopia and the village have to offer.

We were recently invited to take part in a few of their events over the Remembrance Day long weekend.

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One of a few signature tasting events at Cornucopia 2016 in Whistler, Cellar Door featured fine wines each priced at over $35 from more than 30 wineries. The event took place from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm in an intimate setting where you’re able to connect to the winemakers directly without feeling too rushed or intimidated.

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New to wine or don’t know where to start? We recommend joining one of their 45 minute guided Sommelier tours for the inside scoop on how to make the best of your night. We found a few new favourites on this tour!

Tantalus Chardonnay

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Tantalus Chardonnay 2014: We really enjoyed this chardonnay because of its subtlety. In comparison to some of its more in your face oakey cousins, this chardonnay had an elegant buttery smoothness, hint of oak, and was also refreshing at the same time.

Foxtrot Pinor Noir

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Foxtrot Pinor Noir: I’m not typically a pinot noir fan but it might be because I’ve never tasted what it could be like! If you’re a pinot noir fan, this one is special. It’s more of a full-bodied pinot noir on the spectrum with a beautiful smooth balance of flavours. It’s a juicy and fruity red with a well-balanced earthiness that reminds me of the smell of raisins.

Craggy Range Le Sol

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Craggy Range Le Sol: This winery was new to me and their Syrah blew me away! It was medium bodied and incredibly well-balanced with dark red fruitiness and fine tannins.

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To learn more about Cornucopia, Whistler’s celebration of food and drink, visit http://whistlercornucopia.com/.

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.