So helpful! Thanks for the feedback everybody! House Wine is *pricey* ($200-$300 more than any other source I've contacted so far), but I have lots of options now.
thanks a bunch, Chowhounders!
I'm organizing a small party, and I was hoping to do a wine tasting with some instruction. I'd like each guest to bring a bottle of wine. I would provide a private location for the party, and my own catering (cheese & charcuterie).
Ideally, I am looking for a sommelier to give us some direction for buying the wine, and then provide tutorial during the wine tasting. The Traveling Gourmet in West Vancouver is one option, but they're more of a catering & wine-tasting service, and tend to cater larger parties. Sommeliers employed at area restaurants are generally not available, or prohibitively expensive.
Any suggestions or referrals?
thanks a bunch!