By JILL VON SPRECKEN
March 16, April 13
Bring out your inner oenophile at Vancouver Urban Winery’s Sunday School. Intended to demystify wine, the irreverent and laid-back seminars are decidedly not stuffy—ideal for connoisseurs and the inexperienced alike. The classes feature multiple flights of wine served blind, and themes range from price to region to food pairings. This month, join experts David Stansfield and Lisa Cook as they pit their favourite wines against each other in the Sommelier Smack Down: The Rematch. Even if the seminars don’t fit your itinerary, the elegant venue is ideal for sipping selections from the tasting bar. Relax by the stone fireplace with a glass of your favourite, or—better yet—let the sommelier choose a flight of wines to sample.