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Rosé Wine Tasting - SOLD OUT

Join us for great conversation and information on Rose Wines from various regions; this event will be led by Richard Harvey who is always entertaining and full of valuable information. Your chance to support small business! Normally our discount is 10% with this company but they are offering a 15% discount for any wines purchased at this event.


Depending on the numbers attending, 15 people seated or 30 people mingling, we will be tasting 6 wines and a Cheese box from Peasant Cheese. The wines they choose are exclusive only to their store. I think you will enjoy a quality evening with Richard and staff and their choices of wine!


Richard J. Harvey

Born: December 21, 1956

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Languages spoken: English, French​

DATE: July 20 (Thursday)

TIME: 6:00 PM


Metrovino Fine Wine 

722 11 Ave SW (behind the Cookbook Company)

PRICE (includes GST and gratuity):    

  • Members: $60

  • Guests: $79

About Richard Harvey

Born: December 21, 1956

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Languages spoken: English, French

Richard Harvey began his unofficial involvement in wine with a first harvest in France in 1976.

Richard started his formal wine career in Vancouver in 1981 at Bridges restaurant, where he managed the wine operations from buying to selling.  The opening of the Vancouver Mandarin Oriental Hotel in 1985 saw Richard managing the wine cellar and working as a sommelier in Cristal, the fine dining room in this luxury hotel. 


In 1986, he moved to Alberta as an importer’s agent for such wines as Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Hugel Alsace wines, and California’s Opus One. 

The creation in Alberta of Canada’s first privately owned wine boutique program proved to be attractive, and shortly after arriving in Alberta, Richard went to work with J. Webb Wine Merchant from 1986 until 1996. 


In 1996, Richard opened Metrovino, a downtown speciality wine store, alongside the Cookbook Company Cooks and their associated cooking school.  The product mix of Metrovino is quite different from the norm in the local market, with our wines being selected and commercialized by us on an exclusive basis. “We don’t buy wines from catalogues” could be a motto…Travel and a personal familiarity with our producers is essential.


From the beginning of his career, wine education has occupied a great deal of Richard’s time. He acquired his WSET accreditation in 1988. He is also a former instructor and department head for the International Sommelier Guild Diploma course at various locations in Canada and the U.S.A.

In his career, Richard has traveled extensively in all regions of France, as well as Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Chile, Oregon, California, South Africa and of course, Canada. His work experience includes winemaking experience garnered in 6 harvests at Chateau de Beauregard in Burgundy, and one harvest at Seven Springs Vineyard in Oregon,


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