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Annual Mixoff combines booze with more booze

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September 24, 2015 - 2:30 PM

KELOWNA – For the third year in a row, bartenders and chefs will be at Laurel Packinghouse for a contest which mixes fun with alcohol, and more alcohol.

The Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff is a spin on a traditional wine pairing contest. It brings together bartenders from ten local restaurants who are given local wines and tasked with combining them with liquors from Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery for a chance to win the 2015 Winetender Mixoff Award

The drinks are then paired with dishes created by some of the top chefs in the valley.

This annual event will see past winners go head-to-head with new competitors as they try to impress the judges and the public with their creations. There will be a Judges Choice Award, a Peoples’ Choice Award and new this year, a Sysco Best Bite Award for the chef who creates the most delicious dish.

The Mixoff is hosted by JCI Okanagan, a non-profit organization which provides development opportunities to empower young people and create positive change in Kelowna and the surrounding area.

JCI Okanagan president Olga Osipova says attendees will be impressed with the wide variety of food and the abundance of cocktails being sampled around the room.

“We are excited to be hosting the Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff for the third year in a row,” she says. “This is a fun and yet still affordable way to get out and enjoy the Fall Wine Festival.” 

The Mixoff takes place Oct. 8 at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna.

The cost to attend is $70 at the door but if purchased online here before Sept. 30 the cost is $55.

For more info visit the JCI Okanagan website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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