Yaletown Tasting in Partnership with Paradis Wines & Mad Scientist Wines

Updated: Nov 10, 2020



Vinequity is delighted to announce that our partners Paradis Wines and Spirits and Mad Scientist Wine have both agreed to donate their time and wine, and host this wine tasting and education session on November 24, 2020. The event will take place at The Greek. Click here to save your spot!


“Those who maybe have an academic interest but not a passion… I want them to have both. Or if they only have to have one, I want them to be passionate about wine because it’s the elixir of life.” Dorothy J Gaiter


We want you to also be able to marry your wine academics with passion. This tasting event is your opportunity to take part in a grassroots tasting curated to take you through testable wine styles to complex deliciousness, and it is inclusive and perfect for wine beginners and wine pros. All at no cost to you!


This is an inclusive event with a primary focus on the Canadian BIPOC wine and hospitality community interested in advancing their career through further wine education.

Members of the Vinequity Directory are also given priority placement. 


About Paradis Wines and Spirits

Paradis Wines and Spirits was founded by Andrew Paradis. The Paradis Wines and Spirits team has over 30 years combined industry experience. Wines and Spirits have always been more than just a drink to us. We appreciate the decades of dedication and passion that goes into each bottle. Our promise to our customers is to always seek out the greatest products from around the globe and to provide exceptional service.


About Mad Scientist Wines

Mad Scientist Wines is founded by Mathieu Gilbert.

Mathieu Gilbert is a registered Sommelier and Restaurant Service Instructor in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Gilbert’s career took him to Switzerland to teach at two of the most prestigious hospitality schools in the world. For over a decade, he expanded his knowledge and skills as a Professional Service Instructor at Ecole Hotelière de Glion teaching restaurant management, developing educational programs in wine tasting, food pairing and overall hospitality.

Upon his return to Canada in 2017, he moved to BC and continued working as a hospitality trainer for Gateway Casinos, then returned to teaching in a school setting at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. Now he is the owner of Mad Scientist Sommelier, the personalized sommelier concierge service.

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