2022 Events

With Autumn just around the corner we re-start our 2022 lineup of events! The themes for 2023 have also been picked - see below for more.

 

We finally returned to in-person events this year, where hospitality, friendship and education flourish. While all dates have yet to be confirmed with the venue, the remaining tastings plan looks like this:

September 20 - Ontario Pinot Noirs

Pinot Noir thrives in cool climate and varied clay and limestone soils. For many Ontario vintners, Pinot Noir is the red grape of choice for high-quality wines. Our local winemakers are learning quickly how to master “the heartbreak grape” and wine enthusiasts globally are taking notice. The wines you will sample at the Ontario Pinot Noir tasting will focus on medal winners from the 2021 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada. This event is your opportunity to be the judge.


October 18 - 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the most important appellation in the southern Rhone region of France and is famous for producing high quality, spicy, full bodied wines. Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines evoke flavours of Herbes de Provence, black cherry jam, black currants, blueberries, blackberries,  strawberries, spice, earth and roasted meat. They are powerful, rich, high in alcohol, and concentrated enough to evolve for 15 to 25 years. Here, we'll taste 10-year-old wines to see how they're progressing.

 

Wednesday November 16 - Bubbles & Sparkles

Kick off the festive season with our Sparkling Wine event. Although Champagne can only be made in France, sparkling wines are made all over the world from Italy to Spain, California, Argentina, Canada and beyond.  Do you like your bubbles smooth and creamy? Brut or Demi-Sec? There’s no better way to get a celebration started than with a glass (or two) of bubbly! (Wines to be announced later.)

2023 Events

January 17 - 2008 Bordeaux

February 20 - Northern Rhone 

March 21 - Wines of Spain

April 9 - 2010 Brunello

May 16 - Riesling: Germany vs Alsace

June 20 - Bin End Party

September 19 - West Coast Pinot Noir: Canada vs USA

October 17 - Garage Wine Company of Chile

November 21 - Sparkling Wines

Upcoming Events

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 $80-$120 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 contributes their scores for a fun comparison with the Group's scores.

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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