This is the time of year to cozy up by the fireplace and indulge in some hearty wines. Our Autumn Sipping Tasting is just the thing for a relaxed autumn afternoon. Join us for the introductory tasting and learn about BC’s fabulous, world class, food friendly wines on an expertly guided tasting journey. We will guide you through the tasting of four delicious BC wines accompanied by a selection of seasonal, locally sourced tastiest bites. You will leave re-energized and inspired, with a new wine knowledge and tips on wine & food parings you can take home and impress your friends and family right away. Includes: Four specially selected BC wines paired with an assortment of hors d’oeuvres

January 03, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
January 10, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
January 17, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
January 24, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
January 31, 2014 from3:00pm to 4:30pm

8901 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver
t: 778-737-7379

Drawn to food from a very young age, Tania was “assisting” grandpa with the wine making and cooking at the countryside house with grandma, where she passed her weekends helping to prepare elaborate family meals. They used freshly picked, organic produce from their own land, baked cakes and bread, and then enjoyed it all with family and friends al fresco, under the vine pergola.

Her defining wine moment came at the age of 7, when Tania slipped during harvesting and fell into a 500 litter barrel full of freshly picked Merlot grapes. She sported a lovely pink “glow” for a few days before it finally washed out. That was when she first “fell” in love with wine.

As she grew up, like many foodies, she found the time to live abroad in London, England, Milan and Venice, and travel extensively through Europe, especially France and Italy. This opened her eyes to the pleasures of fine food & wine. Tania’s favorite wines come from the French region of Burgundy and favourite dish is a wild mushroom risotto with truffles ala Milanese.

While living in Toronto, her fascination with fine wine lead her to study wine with the International Sommelier Guild. She continued her wine education with the prestigious, internationally recognized Wine and Spirit Education Trust, based in London, England and in 2007 received their  Level 3, Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits.

In March 2013, Tania was awarded with a  Certified Specialist of Wine designation by The Society of Wine Educators, based in Washington  DC, followed by an invitation to contribute wine reviews for Canada’s largest wine website at

Tania always dreamed of running her own business, bringing together people, food, wine and travel, while creating memorable experiences. After moving to Vancouver, this dream started to take shape and became a reality in 2012 as a RunawayGrape, Guided Gourmet Food & Wine Tastings. Tania is currently writing wine & food related articles and wine reviews, while preparing for the Certified Wine Educators exam in 2014.

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