Dave Paul, right, owner and brewer of Qualicum Bay’s Love Shack Libations, pours out a sample of one of his ale varieties during the annual Untapped beer and food tasting event at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville Thursday, March 8, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Parksville brews up another Uncorked festival

Four-day event kicks off with Untapped beer and food tasting

Parksville’s 10th annual Uncorked Wine and Culinary Festival kicked off without a single sip of wine at the Beach Club Resort Thursday evening, March 8.

But the wine is on its way.

More than 300 guests sampled selections from 25 B.C. breweries, as well as five distilleries and five cider houses as the festival debuted with the Untapped beer and food tasting event. The beer, ale and cider offerings were paired by a variety of regional food delicacies, accompanied by live, acoustic music.

Parksville uncorked resumes Friday evening, March 9, with its signature Swirl event, an evening of wine and food tasting at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort. Swirl begins at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, March 10, Uncorked continues with a pair of winemakers’ dinners, at both the Beach Club and Tigh-Na-Mara, also beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The four-day festival wraps up Sunday with a pair of Bubbles and Brunch events, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each resort.

For more information or to check on ticket availability, visit www.parksvilleuncorked.com.

— NEWS staff

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From left, Dave Woodward, head brewer and co-owner of Parksville’s Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company, chats with Wade Moore of What’s Good sales and events and Danielle White of Merridale Cider during the Untapped beer and food tasting event at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville Thursday, March 8, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

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