West Coast Experiences (WCE) was founded in 2004 to educate and entertain wine lovers and offer wine-themed events.
Over the next decade, WCE successfully expanded to include craft beer, spirit and cuisine events to satisfied customers throughout BC’s Lower Mainland.
In addition to managing three primary festivals WCE also offers private tasting experiences, corporate events and retreats, and wine education sessions.
The team at West Coast Experiences operates on a core value system:
Passion: To present high-calibre wine, craft beer, spirit and cuisine events.
Customer Experience: Everything we do revolves around our customer-first philosophy.
Integrity: We uphold ourselves to be honest, open, ethical and genuine in everything we do.
Community: To support charities and the community we live and work in.
“WCE’s lead Wine Expert, John, worked on a special wine panel for Vincor Canada in order to help bring to market a new wine brand. It was his depth of wine knowledge and industry experience that was so valuable to the marketing team. He was able to give his input on everything from taste profile, packaging, labels, price point and market position.”
“For the past few years we have invited WCE to be one of 16 presenters at our Professional Day to teach a workshop on wine. The feedback from attendees was very positive and people left the sessions feeling excited about their new-found knowledge. In dealing with WCE we felt they respected our no alcohol policies, yet still delivered a high quality session in a professional manner. Since our sessions several people have gone on to learn more about wine in the various courses and events offered by WCE, including myself.”
“For the past five years, I have invited John Gerum as my Wine Expert guest speaker to lecture on the topic of Beverage within my Hospitality Operations course at Capilano University. John is not only knowledgeable in his area, but a natural teacher who is able to explain wine and all its technicalities in a simple and easy to understand manner.”
“Our company has, on a number of occasions, retained the services of WCE to provide wine tastings prior to client dinner parties held at our residence. WCE adapts very easily to the range of our clients’ knowledge regarding wines, and presents the information in a pleasant and interesting manner. In all cases, our clients continue to compliment us on such an enjoyable and educational evening. In addition, WCE remains flexible to our needs and requests for each wine tasting that we host. I have no hesitation in recommending WCE, as the experience is well worth it.”
” We really enjoyed our evening, and everyone else said they did as well. We don’t know how you make technical information entertaining, but you do!”