Expo offers tastes of valley vintage

The fifth annual Vernon Wine Expo gets underway Thursday

Time is running out to purchase tickets to a palette-pleasing event in support of charity.

The fifth annual Vernon Wine Expo gets underway Thursday at the Vernon Recreation Complex at 5 p.m.

The event is an annual fundraiser for the United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap – which funds a number of programs and groups throughout the community.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for the Expo, which will features samples of a variety of wine, beer and spirits, as well as local nibbles.

Stutters Disaster Kleenup is also providing free shuttles home.

Tickets are $20 and available online as well as a number of local businesses (listed at www.vernonwineexpo.ca), or call 250-549-1346.