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27th Annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

Mar 16, 2005

By Catherine Barr


It was South Africa and Sauvignon Blanc that were the highlights of this year's Playhouse International Wine Festival. Held at various venues across town, the week-long event included seminars, dinners, public tastings and a gala wine auction second to none where the big spenders try to procure some very precious vintage wines for their private collections.

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Karen McWilliams (left) from South Africa, dined at the gala with Ted and Linda Duck and Gallo Wines' Kevin Lefort.
Vancouver Club GM Philip Ireland (left) joined Gallo Wines' Ross McCulloch and friend sipped and sampled during the gala.
Bidding for bottles - CTV-9's Coleen Christie and Barry Scott of Maynard's Auctioneers helped raise the money.
West Van's Bob Repchuk and Lenora Gates are also leaders in helping to raise funds for breast cancer.
West Van resident and Napa winemaker Ray Signorello was thrilled to see a Signorello collectable bottle go to winning bidders Lynn and Peter Henricsson for $3,700
Working with committee members and volunteers is what it was all about. Just ask Nanette Der (left), Nathan Fong, Barbara Inglis and Cindy Evetts.


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