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The students and faculty of North Island College’s Tourism and Hospitality Management program are once again hosting their coveted Third Course Wine Festival in Campbell River on Friday, November 22nd.

Just as if actually touring a renowned vineyard, guests are invited to step into the Third Course Winery Tasting Room for a gracious and distinctly unique evening of relaxed indulgence. Over 200 BC and international wines will be available for tasting. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres skillfully prepared by the North Island College Culinary Arts students and live entertainment by The Wire Choir.

As part of the experience, David Beaudoin, of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, will offer two cheese and wine tasting seminars and Doug Sloan, Campbell River wine connoisseur, will share his expertise in three wine tasting seminars. Additional sampling will be provided by the award winning Natural Pastures Cheese Company and Out Landish Shellfish Guild.

Jonelle Knowles, Professional Tourism Instructor at NIC, comments, “The students and I are excited to reintroduce this annual event in the fall with an inviting seasonal theme. Hosting the Wine Fest this time of year allows us to collaborate with our Culinary Arts students and showcase their talents too. It’s a delicious combination.”

The event will also feature The Wire Choir, door prizes, a silent auction and complimentary shuttle service home for guests from the Campbell River area.

The Third Course Wine Festival Tasting Room will open at 7pm on Friday, November 22nd in NIC’sCampbell River campus cafeteria. Tickets to this semi-formal event are $50 and are available at Merecroft Village Liquor Store, Royal Coachman Liquor Store, and Gourmet Essentials, as well as from the NIC bookstores at both the Campbell River and Comox Valley campuses.

For more information about the event or North Island College’s Tourism and Hospitality program, please contact 250-923-9708 or tourism@nic.bc.ca.