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Bacchanalia Gala Pops the Cork for start of the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

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February 13, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including investing in wine and wine stocks releases images from the recently held lavish Bacchanalia Gala.

The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction opened the wine festival on Saturday, February 11th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Guests including Investroideas.com and other media thoroughly enjoyed the reception wine, a Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cipes Traditional Cuvée 1996, Okanagan Valley, Canada.

Bacchanalia Gala Pops the Cork for start of the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Investorideas.com at Bacchanalia Gala reception

The Gala also featured and auction that they said was the most impressive collections of vintage wines ever to be auctioned in British Columbia.

AUCTION WINE HIGHLIGHTS

1989 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS (one bottle) - Estimated Value: $7,435

The 1989 Château Pétrus is superb and Robert Parker awarded it a perfect score of 100 points. He wrote: "This is another stunningly opulent, rich, full-bodied, amazingly concentrated, exotic, flamboyant Pétrus that remains remarkably youthful…the 1989 looks to be another 30-year wine, with extraordinary equilibrium between all of its component parts. An amazing effort!" Château Pétrus is one of the most famous - and usually the most expensive - wines of Bordeaux and represents the pinnacle of Pomerol. British wine writer Michael Broadbent finds this wine to be "perfect."

1990 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD (12 bottles) - Estimated Value: $9,250

An iconic collectible wine from one of Bordeaux's most famous first-growth producers. The wine has a clear, glittering colour with a slightly brackish tint while the open and expressive nose offers well-developed aromas of blond tobacco and game together with some very pleasant mineral notes. The fruit, relatively discreet on the nose, comes into its own on the palate in flavours of macerated fruit and prunes in alcohol. An attractive, acidulated and airy finish.

HARLAN ESTATE VERTICAL (six bottles) - Estimated Value: $13,400

This vertical includes the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Harlan Estate vintages. Founded in 1984, Harlan Estate is a winegrowing estate in the western hills of Oakville, California - in the heart of Napa Valley and has been described as the "ultimate cult winery." The flagship Harlan Estate is one of the most sought-after Californian wines on the market. Robert Parker states that "these wines possess all the elements of greatness - individuality, power combined with elegance, extraordinary complexity, remarkable aging potential and compelling richness without ponderousness."

1988 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX (12 bottles) - Estimated Value: $12,150

The very deep colour, the rich, intense nose and the magnificent structure on the palates are very reminiscent of the 1986. They have the same powerful, ripe tannins, with perhaps a little less concentration, but also less austerity. An iconic collectible wine from one of Bordeaux's most famous first-growth producers

Download the auction catalogue to see the full list of wines:

Proceeds from the Bacchanalia Gala go to support Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Since 1979 the festival has raised over $8.7 million for the arts. A tax receipt is issued for a portion of each Gala ticket purchased.

Bacchanalia Gala Pops the Cork for start of the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Auction wines on display at Bacchanalia Gala

Bacchanalia Gala Pops the Cork for start of the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction 2017

Bacchanalia Gala Pops the Cork for start of the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction 2017 live auction featuring Elk Cove see the full catalogue at

Bacchanalia Gala Pops the Cork for start of the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Bacchanalia Gala dining room

ABOUT VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Canada's premier wine show marks its 39th edition of pairing wine, food and the performing arts from February 11 to 19, 2017. The festival features The Wine World Celebrates Canada as the theme. The festival will showcase 180 wineries from 16 countries (including 76 wineries from Canada) pouring a projected 1,700 wines at 54 events to a projected 25,000 admissions. The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction opens the festival on Saturday, February 11 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The Trade Days Conference, presented by Sysco, takes place Wednesday, February 15 to Friday, February 17. The festival has been named the #1 Food, Wine & Hospitality Industry Event in Canada by New York's BizBash for four years running.

The festival is produced by the Vancouver International Wine Festival Society, which has three mandates: provide an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for public and trade; be a premier marketing opportunity for the wine industry and festival partners; and raise funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society. Since inception in 1979, the festival has raised $8.7 million for the performing arts. Major sponsors are Delta Air Lines and the Vancouver Sun; major industry partners are the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, Canadian Vintners Association and the Import Vintners & Spirits Association. The festival is made possible through the gracious support of our participating countries' consulates and embassies.

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