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Upcoming Events

Here are our planned 2024 events with dates and teaser details. Keep checking this page and sign up for your tickets as soon as the event's notice is linked from here...

Tuesday March 19  - WORLD Syrah 

Wine produced from the Syrah grape is known for its bold and spicy flavours with a wide range of characteristics.  One of the nine "Noble" red grapes, Syrah is believed to have originated in the Rhône Valley of France and is also grown and used in many other wine regions globally. Your Syrah tasting pushes the boundaries as it includes examples from the four corners of the earth, including Italy, South Africa, Chile, France, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. How is this noble grape expressed in each country and its particular terroir? This is a journey that you don't want to miss.  BUY TICKETS NOW!

Wednesday, April 17  - 2013 Barolo v Barbaresco

Only a 30-minute drive separates the Barolo and Barbaresco regions. Frequently, this short distance is sufficient to create significant vintage variations. This was not the case in 2013, with Robert Parker giving both regions an outstanding rating. Some consider wine from these two regions as the king and queen of Italian wines. With over 10 years of age, your tasting is an opportunity to determine your preferred region and producers.  Or just come to the tasting to enjoy some really good Nebbiolo with some friends.

Tuesday, May 21  - Cool Climate Chardonnay

Annually Ontario hosts the International Cool Climate Celebration. Chardonnay lovers often seek out cool climate wines because typically these wines have more acidity, citrus flavors, mineral character, and are lighter-bodied and elegant. These cooler regions can be found in both the old and new world. This tasting is TVC's way of paying homage to the celebration of Cool Climate Chardonnay by exploring the wine styles from Argentina, Tasmania, South Africa, France, Canada, Italy and New Zealand. 

Tuesday, June 18  -  Rosé Dinner

Wine is meant to be enjoyed with a meal, but sometimes food can clash or otherwise distort the wine in a pairing. White wines have attributes that pair well with some foods and the same can be said about red wines with other dishes. What about Rosé you ask? Often Rosé is looked down upon and considered as a wine that is nothing more than a patio sipper. While this conclusion is true for many, Rosé can be a serious wine style; one that combines the best food-friendly attributes of white and red wines in a single package. TVC has sought out some of these great Rosés that will be paired with summertime dishes for you to discover and enjoy.

Tuesday, September 24  - 2015 Burgundy

The 2015 red Burgundy vintage is celebrated for producing wines of remarkable quality. Your tasting will include 6 Premier Cru and 2 Vieilles Vignes wines from villages that include both the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. If you are a Pinot Noir enthusiast or enjoy the finesse and elegance of Burgundy wines, your 2015 Burgundy tasting offers a splendid selection of wines to savor.

Tuesday, October 15  - Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Vertical

Osoyoos Larose is an iconic Canadian winery in the Okanagan Valley that began as a joint venture between Vincor and Groupe Taillan, a French wine conglomerate in 1998.  Since its inaugural release of the Le Grand Vin in 2001, Osoyoos Larose has humbly won over the hearts and palates of wine enthusiasts.  Le Grand Vin is their top-tier wine that is a blend of the classic Bordeaux grapes – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Your tasting will include 8 vintages of Le Grand Vin, including the 2001 inaugural release. 

Tuesday, November 19  - Grower-Producer Champagne 

This year our sparkling event will focus solely on grower-producers champagne. Grower-producers (or récoltant-manipulant) typically share a common story. Their families historically grew grapes that were sold to the grand marques and when the property was passed to a new generation these energetic women and men decided they wanted changes; they wanted to make their own wines that exhibited their vigneron philosophy and terroir. Your tasting will feature these artistic and distinctive wines.  

How Our Tastings Work

Based in Downtown Toronto, we meet on the third Tuesday of the month, nine times a year, to taste and discuss different wines.

 

Each event typically costs between $90-$140 per member. Non-members/guests can attend, space permitting, at a premium (up to 40%). Price includes wine and light appetizers.

 

On the night an expert guides us through the wines enabling members to learn, taste and debate our favourites of the night. We provide a tasting sheet that lets you capture notes on each wine:

 

  • Colour & Clarity: colour as a result of grape varietal, age, and climate

  • Bouquet: aromas from the grapes, wine making process and ageing

  • Palate: taste, texture, finish

  • Plus: your overall impression of the wine

 

We then rank each of the wines according to these preferences and share with the group. The Guest Speaker contributes their scores for a fun comparison with the Group's scores.

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Visit the blog for reviews of our recent tasting evenings here >>

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2009
  • January 20th  1999 Red Burgundy

  • February 17th  2000 Chateauneuf du Pape

  • March 17th  Wines of Le Clos Jordanne

  • April 22nd  Spain's New World Wines

  • May 26th  1999 Brunello

  • June 16th  Zind Humbrecht (Alsatian whites) - Pinot Gris

  • September 22nd  2004 Bordeaux - Pomerol & St. Emilion

  • October 20th  Vintage Ports

  • November 17th  Champagne Evening

2008
  • January 8th  New Zealand Pinot Noir

  • February 12th  2002 Premier Cru White Burgundy

  • March 11th  Amo Amarone (I Love Amarone)

  • April 8th  2001 Northern Rhône Reds

  • April 23th  Spring Dinner at Amuse-Bouche Restaurant

  • May 13th  Schloss Schonborn Rieslings

  • June 10th  Cabernet Sauvignon of Australia - A Regional Perspective

  • September 17th  1995 Bordeaux

  • October 22nd  Amazing Argentina - Wines from Mendoza

  • November 26th  2008 - 1997 Barolos

2007
  • January 9th  2000 Premier Cru Red Burgundies

  • February 6th  Red Wines of Southern France

  • March 13th  A Roster of Rieslings

  • April 10th  2001 California Cabernet Sauvignon

  • May 8th  Australian Shiraz

  • June 12th  Château Léoville-Barton

  • September 11th  2000 Super Tuscans

  • October 16th  Merlots Revisited

  • November 13th  Sparkling Wines

2006
  • January - Cool Climate Pinots

  • February - Vintage Champagnes

  • April - 1997 Barbaresco

  • May - 2002 Chardonnays

  • June - 1996 Bordeaux

  • September - Chateauneuf du Pape

  • October - Tour d'Italia

  • November - Dinner at Chiado Restaurant

 

2005
  • January- West Coast Pinot Noir

  • February- Chateau de Beaucastel

  • April - Premier Canadian Reds

  • May - Riesling Kabinett

  • June - 1990 Bordeaux

  • September - 2001 Zinfandel

  • October - Iberian Wines

  • November - Antinori Chianti

 

2004
  • January - 1996 Burgundies

  • February - Dessert Wines

  • April - 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape

  • May - Bin End Dinner

  • June - 1996 Bordeaux

  • September - Gerwutztraminer

  • October - South American Reds

  • November - Shiraz Blends

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