Art of the Cocktail, Back this October! - Victoria Film Festival

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Art of the Cocktail, Back this October!

July 11, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Art of the Cocktail, Back this October!

The Art of the Cocktail, Victoria’s premier cocktail festival, returns on October 22 and 23. Come celebrate cocktails in all their glory!

Kicking off at the Crystal Gardens on Saturday, October 22, the Grand Tasting is going to be token free tasting for the night! Local distilleries, restaurants and brands are out to impress with their best sips and savouries. Get VIP tickets for an hour of exclusive access to exhibitors.

Like to dress up? This is the year to do it, with a prize of FOUR 2017 VIP tickets going to ultimate dresser. Go rad, go bad but don’t forget the satin.

Seminars?  Did someone say seminars?  We’ve got four, including Foraging for Your Cocktail that includes noted LA cocktail writer and bartender Matthew Biancaniello and the lovely women of Gather. Spend time learning to forage and then watch Matthew in action as he whips up the day’s find into fabulous new cocktail treats for you to try. All seminars are at the oasis that we call the Parkside Hotel and Spa.

End the weekend on a high note at Ten Acres Commons with the Best of the Pacific Northwest Bartending Competition that promises to entertain! Watch as bartenders show off their flair while pouring their signature cocktails. The twist? The bartenders must incorporate this year’s theme of BURNT into their creations. The winner will be immortalized on the Best of the Pacific Northwest trophy, go home with $250 and a Victoria Distillery prize basket.

Tickets will be available through our website on August 15.

For more information visit, on Facebook at Art of The Cocktail, on Twitter @ArtoftheCocktail and on Instagram @ArtoftheCocktail



Sarah Shams | Communications and Events Coordinator | | 250-389-0444


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