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The B.C. Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop presents:
Wine Industry Trends- Blogging and Social Media
Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The B.C. Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop presents wine tastings with a twist at The Wine Education Series of Tastings, or WEST. Explore British Columbia wines and meet some of the winemakers and producers from wineries across the Okanagan Valley while you learn about current trends in the wine industry.
All WEST events are hosted by Julianna Hayes, who is the editor of the Official Wine Tour Handbook to B.C. Wine Country.
Growing trends among those in the wine business include blogging and participation in social networking sites such as Twitter. Hayes publishes her own blog and is well aware of these rising trends. "Many winemakers are out there publishing and writing their own blogs," she comments. "Blogging is an immediate means of communication and one that anybody can try, making it very accessible and effective."
On Thursday, May 7, WEST welcomes guest winemaker Bradley Cooper from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery and Black Cloud. He'll pour a flight of Township 7 wines and discuss what's new on the B.C. wine scene, including how social media is affecting how we access wines.
Township 7 has locations in Langley and on the Naramata Bench. Cooper has been the winemaker for Township 7 since 2005 and he recently launched his own wine brand, Black Cloud Wine.
Tickets are only $25, $20 for Kelowna Museums members. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets now call 250-868-0441.
Hayes and Cooper will be live blogging this event.
All WEST events take place at the B.C. Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop, located inside the Laurel Packinghouse at 1304 Ellis Street in Kelowna's Cultural District.