Major food and wine festival launches in Victoria next week

Taste festival offers opportunities for foodies and wine connoiseurs

Gourmets will be sampling from 38 B.C. wineries and local cuisine from 20 Vancouver Island restaurants during a foodie’s delight next week.

The fourth annual Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine gets underway next Thursday (July 19) and runs through Sunday.

Aside from the primary food tasting aspect of the event, the festival includes seminars on sustainable seafood, tea and chocolate pairings, as well as cider tasting and a Pinot Noir challenge.

All events happen at the Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas St. Tickets are $79 plus tax.

Visit to purchase tickets for individual sessions or combinations.

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