Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

February 20, 2015

More than 500 oenophiles sipped, and bid on, rare wines, raising more than $117,000. Net proceeds will benefit Bard on the Beach.

1 (Left to right) Mark Hely, McWilliam’s Wines export director; Craig Stephenson, McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant sales and operations manager; Dexter Marshall, E&J Gallo Winery on-premise sales manager; and Chris Burt, E&J Gallo Winery B.C. provincial manager. 2 Alan Ferris, Hotel Vancouver director of catering; Connie Lowe; and Mark Hicken, Vintage Law Group principal and chair of gala wine auction committee. 3 Sam Holmes, Negociants International GM international sales; Jana Maclagan, Bacchanalia gala chair; Claire Sakaki, Bard on the Beach managing director; and Harry Hertscheg, Vancouver International Wine Festival executive director. 4 Sophie Lui, Global BC Morning anchor; Fred Lee, gala emcee and man-about-town; and Robin Gill, Global National weekend anchor. 5 Suzanne Anton, BC Minister of Justice and Attorney General; and Randy Kaardal, Vancouver International Wine Festival board chair. 6 Kevin Lamb, Australia’s Honorary Consul for B.C.; Cynthia Opsal, Fladgate Partnership brand manager; and Jana Maclagan, Bacchanalia gala chair. •