We are excited to invite you to a unique wine tasting event with UBC Lecturer and Wine Sciences guru, David McArthur. Participants will have the chance to savour five different wine varieties in a European taste-tour crossing through Germany, France and Italy. 

This wine tasting experience includes perfectly paired canapes for each unique wine. Whether you're a beginner or a connoisseur, this is a great opportunity to learn the unique characteristics of each wine region, find out what to look for in a great bottle and further develop your palate.

Join our reception afterward for a glass of your favourite of the night's wines and to connect with your fellow UBC Sauder alumni. We look forward to seeing you there!

David McArthur (Ph.D. P.Ag.) is a Lecturer in the UBC Land & Food Systems and has developed the “Introduction to Wine Science” (FNH 330) in 2001 and has taught more than a few thousand students the basics of viticulture, wine making and wine appreciation. Later the Introduction to Wine Science Part 2 (wine making and more classic regions) added some more complexity and diversity to the mix.

In 2003, David developed and taught the UBC Continuing Studies program Understanding Wine” until 2008. He has provided numerous wine education seminars for UBC faculties and organizations and has been a certified BC VQA wine judge since 2007 and has consulted with them and trained VQA judges since 2008. He has an active interested in wine and has toured numerous regions in France (e.g. Champagne, Loire, Alsace, Bordeaux), Italy (e.g. Tuscany, Amarone), Germany (e.g. Mosel, Rheingau) and recently Spain (e.g. Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Cava).


Thursday, June 22, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Pl,
Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9 - map

6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program
8:30 p.m. – Reception


$45 per person
includes five wine samples with food pairings, as well as an additional glass to enjoy during our reception.

$35 for the UBC Sauder 2017 class
(student number required)

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jessica Chan, Alumni Engagement Manager, at