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We have tried to answer some of the frequently asked questions but if you have a question, which we have not answered below, please contact Joel Brillert at

1. Who benefits from the money raised from these dinners?

The net proceeds collected by the BVI Charitable Fund from the 2010 Virgin Islands Winemakers Dinners will be distributed to Food & Beverage Management Program at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College; Sailability BVI; Special Olympics British Virgin Islands; Virgin Gorda Charitable Company Ltd., and the Youth Empowerment Project, East End, Tortola.

2. Can you tell me how many courses will be served at any of the dinners?

Each dinner will have five courses, and each course will be paired with two wines. Each course will be prepared by a different chef to compliment the particular wine or wines that will be presented by the winemakers in attendance.  The dinner on Sunday, December 5th will be prepared by 10 chefs; 5 visiting chefs and 5 local chefs from the BVI.  Over the course of the December dinner series, the chefs will present over 35 different courses with over 20 different wines with no two dinner courses being the same.

3. How many people will be attending each dinner?

Seating at the dinners will range from a minimum of 30 to a maximum of 80 people, with most dinners being less than 60 people.  Space is limited because of the uniqueness of the locations and the complexity of serving five courses at each dinner and the limited quantities of wine, all of which have been donated.  We regret we cannot add any more seats to any of these dinners.

4. Are individual tickets available to buy for any of these dinners?

Since seating at each of the dinners is very limited (between 30 and 80 people depending on the dinner), we anticipate that all the tickets to all the dinners will be sold out in advance. Tickets to the seven Winemakers Dinners in December 2010 are only available to Sponsors as part of a Sponsorship Package.

5. Are there any individual tickets available for any events associated with these dinners?

there will be a series of interesting luncheon events that will be held at various restaurants and special locations in the BVI during the course of the December Winemakers Dinner series.  Many of the winemakers will be attending these relatively intimate gatherings.  Tickets will be sold for each of the Luncheon Events.  Details of each of these events that will be held during December 2010 will be posted under Luncheon Events on September 1st, 2010

6. When will I know what will be served?

We are currently working with our Winemakers to finalize the wines that will be served.  Once the list of wines are determined, Alex Yates, the Executive Chef of the 2010 Winemakers Dinners, in collaboration with Vikram Garg, Founding Executive Chef, will work closely with all the other chefs to create a five course menu that will match the wines.  These menus will be posted as soon as they are finalized.  Please check the website regularly under the Dinner Information link.  The final dinner menu for the December dinner series will be posted on or about November 15th, 2010.

7. Are there any provisions if I am allergic to any food or am a vegetarian?

We regret that we cannot make substitutions for anyone with allergies to any food item including shell fish or are a vegetarian or cannot eat a particular food item.  It is impossible to substitute at the last minute.

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