Food Talks Vancouver Volume 10
Theme: Food Talks goes WINE Talks for this edition!
Our speakers will touch on all aspects of the wine industry including British Columbia and beyond.
This evening was organized by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster.
Topic: Nuturing & Developing a Wine Culture in BC
Speaker shown in this video is:
Here is his bio, courtesy of foodtalks.ca
John was raised listening to stories about his father’s childhood in a Cypriot mountainside village. He heard about how his grandfather looked after his family of nine by raising an assortment of animals, and by growing their own fruits and vegetables. His grandfather also tended their vines and made wine, along with their local moonshine which was nothing less than racing fuel. The seeds were planted for his curiosity about food and wine.
In 1977 his career began like any other good Greek Canadian, in the family restaurant. Ten years in the restaurant business gave John a strong foundation for working with people and listening to his customers. Painfully aware of the frustrations locals had by the limited selection of wines and indifferent service, John jumped at the opportunity to open Marquis Wine Cellars in 1986. Inspired by speaking with many of his seasoned wine friends and his readings John’s quest for knowledge began.
John has travelled extensively though Australia, Washington, Oregon, California, Italy, Spain, France and Austria, sourcing unique, flavourful, undiscovered wines. Even after 25 years his quest for discovery remains unabated. You will most likely find John in either one of three places, at Marquis Wine Cellars assisting his clients, in a vineyard or cellar somewhere in the wine world, or his most preferred location: at the local ice rink playing hockey. You can follow here @MarquisWineCell
Food Talks is an evening of expert speakers from the Vancouver Food community.
To hear more speakers from Food Talks please visit geoffmobile.com/blog/category/food-talks-vancouver
Food Talks Volume 10 was held in Vancouver BC Canada on December 3rd 2013.
Videography by Geoff Peters of Birds in the House Productions birdsinthehouse.com
Filmed at the Vancouver Urban Winery, 55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing music by Laundryman laundrymanmusic.com used with permission.