Apothic White launch party. WINE!!

Let me start by saying I love events put on by Dunn PR, they’re pros. Apothic is a California based wine maker with two products, a red and a white, both blends. I’m sure most of you know I’m in a committed relationship with Craft Beer, I have regular affairs with single malt Scotch and the odd one night stand with spicy Caesar’s so wine is a rare drink for me. Apothic’s wines are what wine folk call “cocktail wines”, meaning they are blends of multiple varieties. The red is a blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot and is quite sweet as far as reds go. The white, which was the featured wine for this launch, is a blend of Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato resulting in a very sweet yet easily drinkable wine with lots of fruity character and a hint of vanilla. Both wines are a great choice for people looking to get into wine.

The event itself was held at District 319 which is one of my favourite event spaces in the city. Located in the heart of the Downtown Eastside District 319 offers a large, infinitely adaptable event space with style and atmosphere, I am furiously trying to think up an event so I can hold one here… This was also a WFLBC team event as Rochele and her awesome husband and fellow Honda enthusiast Russ joined in the festivities!

As usual the Dunn PR crew put together all the little touches that make their events great, good food, great entertainment (in this case ballet dancers) and a Twitter wall which quickly became the inappropriate stage on which I cyber-flirted with Dennis Pang, Nick Routley, Rick Chung and Kevin Wu. They can pretend like they didn’t like it but I know what’s up.

As this was an event with lots of free booze I have the opportunity to make a little public service announcement about the hazards of blogging. When attending events where you will be drinking make sure to wear properly supportive footwear. As my date and I found out on our way to the train, wine, high heels and the uneven streets of the Downtown Eastside are not a good match. Skinned and bruised knees and sore ankles accompanied by a bruised hand from me trying to catch her were the result of her looking incredibly sexy. No pain no gain? Not sure if that applies here. My pictures also directly reflect my level of intoxication, I’m sure you knew that though.

 

CHEERS EVERYONE!!

Twitter – @ApothicWine

Facebook – www.facebook.com/ApothicWine

Web – www.apothic.com

Scott.

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Roaming Dragon menu launch at District 319

The Roaming Dragon is the rock star of the Vancouver food truck scene and has been on quite the roll since I first met the team a couple years back. They’ve recently brought Chef Tina Fineza on in a consulting role to update and relaunch their menu on both the street food and catering sides of their business. A bold move for something that was already a success but Jason Apple and Jory Simkin. Roaming Dragon co-owners, are always looking to improve and grow their empire on wheels.

The venue for this relaunch was District 319 on Main St between Hastings and Cordova, not a part of town I frequent but the space was super cool with Asian inspired décor that suited the event perfectly. The new food was a big hit as was their well known basil lychee lemonade with a shot of vodka added for adults only. This event really showed what an awesome job these guys do with their catering business.

It’s always great to see Jason and Jory, they’re really great people. Check them out for your next event! catering@roamingdragon.com

Scott.