Selection will not be a problem at the Third Course Wine Festival taking place Nov. 22 at North Island College’s Campbell River campus. Students from the Tourism and Hospitality Management program are hosting the event which will feature more than 200 wines. From front to back are students Ivy Xu

Don’t miss the Third Course Wine Fest

North Island College students will be bringing good cheer to their guests next Friday

North Island College students will be bringing good cheer to their guests next Friday at the Third Course Wine Festival.

Students from Tourism and Hospitality Management program are once again hosting their coveted wine festival, featuring more than 200 B.C. and international labels.

The evening will also feature hors d’oeuvres skillfully prepared by the college’s Culinary Arts students and live entertainment by The Wire Choir.

As part of the tasting and gastronomic experience, David Beaudoin, of the Dairy Farmers of Canada will offer two cheese and wine tasting seminars while Campbell River’s own wine connoisseur, Doug Sloan, will share his expertise in three tasting seminars.

Additional sampling will be provided by the award-winning Natural Pastures Cheese Company and Out Landish Shellfish Guild.

“The students and I are excited to reintroduce this annual event in the fall with an inviting seasonal theme,” says Tourism Instructor Jonelle Knowles. “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.”

There will also be 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 7 p.m. on Friday, No. 22. Tickets to this semi-formal event are $50, available at Merecroft Village Liquor Store, Royal Coachman Liquor Store, Gourmet Essentials, as well as from the NIC bookstores at both the Campbell River and Comox Valley campuses.

For more information, call 250-923-9708.