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SECOND TASTING! — A Taste of Puglia: Olive Oil & Wine Tasting Event

  • Broadway International Wine Shop 2752 West Broadway Vancouver, BC, V6K 4M2 Canada (map)

Hi everyone,

Due to many requests, we are holding a second Puglia olive oil and wine event for those who were unable to get tickets to the first one. The date for the second tasting is April 25th, 7-9pm. It will be the same as the first one, so please read the following for event details.

To purchase tickets, please click on link below.

Hope to see you here!

We are extremely happy to host an intimate gathering at our long table on Tuesday April 25th 7–9pm, to explore the Italian region of Puglia. Joining us will be Tonio Creanza of Messors, a cultural heritage conservator and 6th generation olive oil producer – Famiglia Creanza. Tonio grew up on his family farm tending to durum wheat, vineyards and olive tree cultivation in the historical and archeological rich setting of Puglia. Every year, he returns home to his families' heirloom olive groves for the harvest. Together, alongside three generations of the Creanza Family, they hand-pick the organic olives and cold press them to make the amazing extra virgin oil they offer.

Tonio also returns home for the Messors workshops that he has been conducting for the past 25 years. Attending one has been on our bucket list for a while, and it was through a series of coincidences that we first met. And did we mention that Tonio and Messors is the subject of a recent documentary, Shepherds in the Cave. Check the link to see the trailer.

For our event, Tonio will take us through an informative Olive Oil tasting of the new vintage and when that has concluded he will be sharing some of his olive oil based Puglian canapés and appetizers.

For our wine tasting, we have a varied selection to explore from Primitivos, Negroamaro, Fiano-Greco and more. Puglia, the Southern heel portion of the Italian boot, is an ancient wine making region (think 2000BC). It is particularly well known for their fruit-forward, ripe red wines that are some of the best values in Italian wine. We've always liked the phrase “wine is bottled sunshine.” As this region is the sunniest part of Italy, it would seem this description fits Puglian wines exceptionally well. 

This is an evening not to be missed and needless to say, we are looking forward to this event! We should warn you though, only 25 spots are available. If you do plan on attending, please purchase your ticket as soon as possible! Hope to see you here.


The Broadway Wine Shop Family|  Estd 1986

Date + Time: Tuesday April 4th, 7—9pm.
Location: Broadway International Wine Shop
Cost: $35

Earlier Event: February 19
Black Hills Tasting!
Later Event: May 14
Mother's Day — May 14th