The team at the BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival are excited to announce Marjorie King to the community and industry, as their newest team member in the position of judging manager.
For the past 22 years Marjorie King has been renowned for her skills and demonstrated ability to plan and execute judging competition. King is well connected and respected within the wine industry; and was awarded the Founders Awards by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Harry McWatters in 2000. She has formed long-standing relationships with honorable judges, sommeliers, industry influencers and without her expertise and relationships the British Colombian judging competitions would not be what they are today.
“We are so thrilled to not only announce that Marjorie will continue working with our team; but actually be granted the privilege to do so,” says Katherine Bramall, founder & general manager, BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival. “Marjorie has developed and executed the provinces most credible judging competitions including the Best of Varietal, BC Wine Awards, British Columbia Lieutenant Governors Wine Awards; and we are honored to be able to say that she will be exclusively working with our team moving forward.”
With the growing craft liquor industry in British Columbia, the team behind the BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival knew that it was the perfect time to focus their 60+ combined years of event experience to help drive destination and local traffic alike to large scale consumer tastings, focusing on their members, and educating their guests to support local and Buy BC. Having Marjorie King join the team they are now able drive traffic and recognition to the industry in a new way, through a new and equally as credible judging competition/s.
“I’m pleased to continue working with Katherine and our team. They have some innovative and creative events planned that I think will support the entire Wine, Cider, Beer, and Spirits industry and highlight what this young and exciting industry has to offer”, says Marjorie King, newly announced Judging Manager for the BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival, it’s great to be part of it; and I look forward to being involved with the broader industry of alcohol beverages”.
The BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival is member-based, and is open to all British Columbia Wineries, Cideries, Breweries, and Distilleries. The BC Wine Fest team opened their first 100 memberships to those eligible companies complimentary, with only a few of those complimentary spots left. The team is certain that with the announcement of this well respected industry leader as a team member, the few remaining spots will be spoken for quickly.