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A Taste of What’s Inside: Tasting Events $25 and Under Big Reds – You Be the Judge Micro-Brew Breweries Wines Through History Get to Know Italy The Berlin Tasting Food Truck Pairings Aromatic Winter Whites

Great Seasonal Recipes Raw Beet and Apple Salad Empanadas Traditional Scottish Iced Cranachan Vanilla Bean Shortbread Flemish Pot Roast

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$25 and Under – Value Wines to Know for Fall Our sommelier team shares some of the best picks for under $25 this fall. You will leave this class with a newfound respect for our favourite wines that won’t break the bank. 0BLSJEHF4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Tasting Centre Locations Beddington

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Crowfoot 39 Crowfoot Way NW, Calgary 403-299-5341

MacTaggart Ridge 5962 Mullen Way, Edmonton 780-432-2258 Oakridge

2570 Southland Drive SW, Calgary 403-299-5444

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Castles, Rivers and Wines – Exploring Valleys of France Did you know that the Loire River is over 1000km long with grapes growing along more than two thirds of it, or that the cool wind which blows through the Rhone Valley is called le mistral? To learn more about these two beautiful wine regions, join us for an evening of adventure and exploration. .BD5BHHBSU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Caymus Vineyards – Celebrating 40 Years of Winemaking We’re excited to welcome Peter Lindenbaub, from Caymus Vineyards for the first time to our Tasting Room. The Caymus Winery is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Join us for a special night of great wines and stories from one of California’s beloved family-owned wineries. 0BLSJEHF4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Chic Cabernet Sauvignon – Traditional and Modern Styles Cabernet Sauvignon lovers won’t want to miss this evening. We plan on exploring the cabernet grape family along with the regions it calls home, flavour profiles and both traditional and modern expressions of this beloved grape. $SPXGPPU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO An Evening of German Food and Wine Join us for a special evening as we welcome Nik Weis, from St. Urbans Hof Estate in Germany. Weis’ family has been involved in making wine in the Mosel region for centuries. During this class, we will showcase the wines of St. Urbans Hof paired with a array of classical and fusion style dishes, that will open your eyes and surprise your taste buds. $SPXGPPU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO An Evening with Alley Burger – Food Truck Pairing We’re excited to team up with Calgary’s favourite burger food truck, Alley Burger, for an evening combining their delicious menu with our favourite beverage picks. This is an evening sure to delight anyone who loves a great burger, bevvies and fun. Book early to avoid disappointment. #FEEJOHUPO4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

An Evening with the Wines of Sokol Blosser –Pioneers of Oregon and Discovering the Pinot Noir Grape Spend the evening with Michael Brown, who will be visiting us from the winery to share the story of Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol; two of the original pioneers of the Oregon wine industry. Explore the many different personalities of the Pinot noir grape and its expressions when grown in vineyards of Oregon. If you are a Pinot noir fan, or just want to understand this grape, then this is an evening for you. .BD5BHHBSU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO 0BLSJEHF4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Food and Wine – A Tasty Science Class for Wine Enthusiasts “Try it to learn itâ€? is the mantra for this class. Become confident in the art of food and wine pairing by discovering the principles of highlighting, contrasting and complimenting food and wine that the professionals know and use. This is a fabulous hands-on science class that will be both fun and tasty. #FEEJOHUPO4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Friday Night Delights – Favourite Snack Foods and Pairings Sweet or savory, which do you prefer? Are you a ripple chips kind of person or a chocolate chip cookie fan? We are going to have a blast pairing traditional snack foods with a variety of wines and beers. #FEEJOHUPO4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Guess the Expensive Wine – A Tasting Room Favourite Get ready for a fun night as we ask you to guess which wine is the most expensive wine in the room. Discover how wines of different values compare to each other, if you really can tell the difference and if most expensive always means the best. .BD5BHHBSU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Micro-Brew Breweries – Big Flavours from Small Producers Spend some time with us as we explore one of the fastest growing markets in the beer world. During this class we will be tasting beers from around the world and discovering the history and culture behind these delectable crafted beers and their many different styles. 0BLSJEHF4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

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Pizza Night with Pimentos – Food Truck Pairing Fresh, hot and gooey pizza paired up with delicious, great wine. Yum! What could be better? We are pairing up with one of Calgary’s favourite food trucks for a fun night in the tasting room. Book early, our food truck classes fill quickly. $SPXGPPU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO The Ultimate Wine and Chocolate Experience – A Mouth-Watering, Decadent Evening Always a tasting room favourite! This fall, we are showcasing Calgary’s own Epiphanie Chocolates. Expect an evening of delicious mouth-watering combinations of chocolates filled with only the freshest of ingredients and carefully chosen wine pairings from our own sommelier team. If you’re a chocolate fan you won’t want to miss this evening. $SPXGPPU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Wines Through History Wines have been made for over 6,000 years. This class will take you back in time as we learn how the Egyptians, Romans, two World Wars, prohibition and even the development of refrigeration have played a part in creating the wines we enjoy today. 0BLSJEHF4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO You Be The Judge – This is Going to Be Fun Ever wonder what it would be like to be a wine judge? Well, here’s your chance. During this fun class you’ll have the opportunity to taste and review a blind flight of big reds from all over the world and with different price ranges to see how they stack up against each other. Help decide which wine comes out victorious. .BD5BHHBSU4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO #FEEJOHUPO4FQUFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Horseradish

Recipe by Executive Chef Wade Paterson, Boreal Cuisine

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cut a small x in the stalk end of each Brussels. Add Brussels to pot and cook until just about fork tender. Drain Brussels and plunge into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. In a large sautĂŠ pan over medium heat, add olive oil. When oil is hot, add pancetta and cook until just beginning to brown. While pancetta is cooking, drain the sprouts well and cut Brussels in half through the stalk end. Add to the pan and cook until heated through. Add the horseradish and butter and continue to cook until the butter is just melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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Vanilla Parfait 6 egg whites 250g caster sugar 375mL double cream 2 vanilla pods de-seeded 1 tsp vanilla essence

To make the Vanilla Parfait Wipe around the inside of the mixing bowl with half a lemon and then discard it. This will ensure your bowl is free from grease. Put egg whites and sugar into the bowl and place over warm water, whisking until the sugar dissolves into the egg whites. Remove the bowl from above the water and whisk until firm peaks are made and the mixture is cool. The peaks should be smooth and shiny. Whip the cream into soft peaks and add the vanilla seeds and essence. With a metal spoon gently fold in the meringue. Do not over work. Place the mixture into moulds or ramekins and freeze. Remove 10 minutes before serving so the parfait will turn out easily onto a plate.

Tuiles 20g melted butter 60g caster sugar 35g pinhead or very fine oatmeal 20g plain flour 25mL whisky ½ zest one orange

To make the Tuiles Cream the melted butter and sugar together, stir in the sifted flour, orange zest and oatmeal then add the whisky. Lightly oil some parchment paper and place on a baking tray. Take spoonfuls of the mix and flatten into round discs onto the tray, making sure they are well spaced. Cook for 10-12 mins at 350°F. Remove and leave to cool.

Raspberry Coulis 250g fresh or frozen raspberries 50g icing sugar 50g water 50mL whisky juice of one lemon

To make the Raspberry Coulis Place the raspberries, whisky, water and icing sugar into a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve and stir in lemon juice to taste.

Whisky Syrup 100g caster sugar 50mL water 50mL whisky

To make the Whisky Syrup Place the whisky, sugar and water into a pan and gently bring to a boil. Lower the temperature and let the syrup simmer for 5 minutes until thickened slightly; remove from the heat and let to cool.

To Assemble Raspberries, mint leaves and runny honey First soak the sponge rounds in the whisky syrup. Then drizzle the raspberries with clear runny honey. Place a sponge on a plate and turn 8 thin readymade sponge rounds out the vanilla parfait onto it. Tumble the raspberries over the parfait and top with a tuile. Decorate with the mint leaves. Finish the dish by drizzling some of the raspberry coulis and more whisky syrup around plate. 7


CreepyMartini Cocktails for Halloween Eyeball 1 large radish 1 pimiento stuffed green olive 2 oz vodka or gin ½ oz dry vermouth dash of bitters (if desired) Pour vodka or gin in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Gently shake and pour through strainer into a martini glass.

For Eyeball Garnish Peel radish in crooked vein like pattern with spoon or vegetable peeler leaving thin stripes of red against white backdrop. Using a small knife or vegetable peeler, carefully hollow out inside of the radish to allow the olive to fit inside. Be sure to face the pimiento side of the olive looking out of the radish. Place eyeball radishes in ice cube tray and fill with water and freeze over night.

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Puffed Wheat Candy

Recipe by Executive Chef Wade Paterson, Boreal Cuisine 3 cups white sugar ž cup milk 2 tsp vanilla

a couple of drops festive food coloring. 16 cups puffed wheat

In a large heavy bottom pot, combine sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy, 1-2 minutes. Stir in food color. Put puffed wheat in a large bowl or a container large enough to hold it all. Pour milk mixture over and stir until coated. Allow to cool and serve. Store in an airtight container. 8

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1 oz. black cherry vodka (or your favourite red fruit flavour) ½ oz grenadine cola Maraschino cherries for garnish

1.5 oz Irish cream liqueur 1.5 oz coffee liqueur 1.5 oz vodka ice cubes or crushed ice ghost shaped marshmallow

Pour enough grenadine into tall cocktail glass to coat the bottom of the glass. Add ice and vodka. Pour cola slowly into glass. Place cherries on stick or just float on top of ice in the glass for garnish.

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in ingredients and shake well. Pour into highball glass over ice. Garnish with ghost shaped marshmallow.

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page 1 of 2, continued on page 10 90+ Wines How does an evening of finesse, complexity and elegance sound to you? Come discover how wines achieve a rating of 90 points or higher by the likes of wine critic Robert Parker and Wine Spectator magazine. This is a class where you will be the judge and decide for yourself if the wines are deserving of their ratings. Score cards ready? .BD5BHHBSU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO 0BLSJEHF0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO The Berlin Tasting On January 23, 2004, 36 of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prominent voices in the wine industry gathered to blind taste wines from France, Italy, and Chile. The lineup included some of each countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best wines, and in an unexpected result, had the wines of Chile besting the wines of the other two countries. Join us for a very special day in the tasting room as we revisit this tasting experience and rejudge the wines to see what order they fall in today. Seating is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. $SPXGPPU0DUPCFS QNQNr per person

An Evening of the Bin Wines of Penfolds Join us as we delve into the history and wine styles of Bin Wines of Penfolds. The Bin wines began in 1959 with the creation of Bin 28, after iconic winemaker Max Schubert, used the Bin system to mark off new wines he was creating. Come out and enjoy the wine that is favoured around the globe and sought after each year. 0BLSJEHF0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO An Evening with Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Food Truck Pairing We are so excited to be teaming up with Edmontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very own, Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eats, to bring you the full food truck experience right in our own tasting centre. Get ready for a super delicious and fun evening. Make sure you come to class hungry! Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to love what we have paired up for you. .BD5BHHBSU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO An Evening with the Perogy Boyz â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Food Truck Pairing The Boyz in the bright pink food truck are back by popular demand. This time they will be introducing their brand new menu to our class. We had a great evening with them in the spring and are anxiously waiting to see what they will be cooking up for fall. Food truck classes fill quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. 0BLSJEHF0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Blended Wines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Hands On Experience Blended wines are created by winemakers all over the world as a way to bring out the best flavours by combining the different profiles of each grape. In this class you will get to be the winemaker and taste classic blended wines from all over the globe. A Night of Pasta with Aglio E Olio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Food Truck Pairing .BD5BHHBSU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Our food truck classes are always a favourite! Join us for an evening of fresh pasta from Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Aglio E Olio. If you are pasta fan, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this night of great food and Italian wines . Be sure to Big Reds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; You Be the Judge book early to avoid disappointment. Ever wonder what it would be like to be a wine judge? Well, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance. During this fun class #FEEJOHUPO0DUPCFS  QNQNrQFSQFSTPO youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have the opportunity to taste and review a blind flight of big reds from all over the world and with different price ranges to see how they stack up against each other. Help decide which wine comes Friday Night Delights â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Favourite Snack Foods and Pairings out victorious. Sweet or savory, which do you prefer? Are you a ripple chips kind of person or a chocolate chip cookie fan? .BD5BHHBSU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO We are going to have a blast pairing traditional snack foods with a variety of wines and beers. #FEEJOHUPO0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO $PODIBZ5PSPmZFBSTPG$IJMFBO8JOF.BLJOH)JTUPSZ Join us as we welcome Gabriel Salas, from Chile, as he spends an evening showcasing the wines of Get to Know Italy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two Night Class one Chileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beloved wineries. It all started in 1883 when Don Melchor Concha y Toro brought Italy spans over 10 degrees of latitude, has over a thousand approved grape varieties and has 20 different grapevines from Bordeaux to plant in the Maipo Valley. We will be showcasing the many different labels wine growing regions, so it only makes sense that we took this beloved wine growing country and created and styles of this winery in this special evening. a two-night class that covers its diversity and wine styles. This is a class for Italian wine lovers. .BD5BHHBSU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO 1"35*r#FEEJOHUPO0DUPCFS QNQN 1"35**r#FEEJOHUPO0DUPCFS QNQN $50 per person (workbook included) 9


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A Haunted Tasting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ghost Stories and Spooky Legends Get your costume on (if you like) and spend the evening with us as we taste through a fun flight of wines, beers and spirits that all have a ghost story or spooky legend tied to them. If you love a good story while sipping on something tasty, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this class. .BD5BHHBSU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO 0BLSJEHF0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO He Said, She Said â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wine vs. Beer Here is a fun class to learn about both wine and beer. See how the two compare, as well as compete against each other. Who will be the winner? You be the judge. $SPXGPPU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Hidden Gems â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wines of the In-the-Know We could have called this class our sommelierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret class, but we thought Hidden Gems didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it sound so sneaky. Come and spend the evening tasting some of the wines our sommelier team consider under-the-radar and too good to be true. #FEEJOHUPO0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Jelly Modern Doughnuts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sinfully Savory Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re back! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re delighted to be teaming up again for another decadently delicious evening with Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Jelly Modern Doughnuts. This time we will be enjoying specially created Savory Styles so come and be prepared for your taste buds to be singing WOW! $SPXGPPU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Poisonous Potions and Wicked Spells â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Spooky Cocktail Class Join us if you dare, for a cocktail class with a spine-tingling twist. We will spend an evening delving into Halloween inspired cocktails. We will shake and stir and turn simple ingredients into ghoulishly good creations. $SPXGPPU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Samosa Pairing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Night of Traditional Indian Foods with the Samosa Factory Love Indian Food? If so then you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this evening filled will traditional dishes and delicious pairings. Prepare for your palate to be dazzled with flavours. This class will offer both meat and vegetarian dishes. $SPXGPPU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO 10

Wine Basics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Four Evening Course Our new four evening Wine 101 course has been professionally created by our own in-house sommelier team to help build your level of wine confidence and knowledge. As much as this course covers the â&#x20AC;&#x153;basicsâ&#x20AC;? of wine, you will find nothing basic about it, as we cover a vast array of topics and wine styles in every class. For more information and a more detailed description of each weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programming, please visit our website. 0BLSJEHF0DUPCFS    QNQNrQFSQFSTPO (workbook included) Wine and Cheese â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Need We Say More? Spend the evening with us as we explore classic cheese and wine parings from around the world along with a couple of our own favourites that we think are a bit outside the box. If you are a cheese fan, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this class. #FEEJOHUPO0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Wines of 50 Shades of Grey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Special Women and Wine Evening Are you a fan of E L James #1 Best Seller novel, 50 Shades of Grey? If so, then you will want to spend a special evening with us, as we taste through the wines that Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele enjoyed while discussing the terms of their complicated relationship. Book early as this class is sure to be one fun night in the tasting room! 0BLSJEHF0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Women and Whisky â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Night Just for Girls Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already a whisky-loving woman, or have just been curious about this red-necked spirit, we have put together a fabulous evening that will bring whisky and women together in the perfect setting. Gather your girlfriends and join us as we discover the different regions, styles and food pairings of this devilish drink. $SPXGPPU0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO You Be The Judge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This is Going to Be Fun Ever wonder what it would be like to be a wine judge? Well, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance. During this fun class youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have the opportunity to taste and review a blind flight of big reds from all over the world and with different price ranges to see how they stack up against each other. Help decide which wine comes out victorious. 0BLSJEHF0DUPCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

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The word empanada, derived from pan (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;breadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;), literally means â&#x20AC;&#x153;covered in breadâ&#x20AC;?and refers to a stuffing wrapped in dough and either baked

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or fried. Depending on their South or Central American country of origin, empanadas have different fillings, ranging from corn or cheese, to chicken, pork or beef. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s believed that empanadas were brought to the New World by immigrants from Galicia in Spain.

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Empanadas

Recipe from Vino Argentino, An Insiders Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina by Laura Catena. 1 tbsp canola oil 1 Âź cups finely chopped white onions 1 bay leaf 1 small red bell pepper, seeded, deveined and cut into Âźâ&#x20AC;? dice ½ tsp salt 1 tsp red pepper flakes, or more to taste 1 small potato, peeled and cut into ½â&#x20AC;? dice

One 3â&#x20AC;? long piece of beef marrow bone ½ lb beef tenderloin cut into Âź â&#x20AC;&#x153; dice ½ cup chicken or beef stock 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika Âź cup golden raisins/sultanas Âź cup chopped pitted green olives 3 hard-cooked large eggs, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp dried bread crumbs Âź finely sliced green spring onions or chopped fresh chives

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Dough: 3 cups all-purpose/plain flours ½ cup cold lard or vegetable shortening ž ice water 1 large egg beaten with 1 tsp milk

Preheat oven to 350°F For Filling: In medium sautĂŠ pan or frying pan, heat the canola oil over medium heat and sautĂŠ the onions with the bay leaf until well browned, 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 minutes. Add bell pepper and sautĂŠ until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the salt and pepper flakes and sautĂŠ for 2 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf and set the onions aside. In a small saucepan of lightly salted water, simmer the potato until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside. 16

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Place marrow bone upright on a small baking dish and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to the touch, then scoop out the marrow, cut into Âź in dice and set aside. Put the tenderloin in a small saucepan. In a separate saucepan, bring the stock to a boil. Immediately pour the hot stock over the beef, stir in the diced marrow and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover the pan, remove it from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the onion mixture, cumin and paprika. Gently stir in the potato. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate for at least 10 hours or overnight. Fold in the raisins, olives, eggs, bread crumbs and the green onions or chives. Refrigerate until ready to form the empanadas. For the dough: In a food processer, combine the flour and lard or shortening. Pulse until the mixture resembles a course meal. With the machine running, add just enough of the ice water to form the dough â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it will come together in a clump. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured board and gently form into a 5â&#x20AC;? disk. Be careful not to overwork the dough, or it will become tough. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 30 minutes. To form and bake empanadas: Line two baking sheets/trays with parchment/baking paper. Break off walnut sized piece of dough and roll into a 1â&#x20AC;? ball. Gently flatten. Using a rolling pin on a lightly floured board, roll the dough into a 5â&#x20AC;? round. Repeat, using all the dough. Place 2 tbsp filling in centre of each dough round. Moisten the edges of each dough round with egg mixture (use a pastry brush or your finger), and gently fold the dough over, lining them with the tines of a fork to seal the empanada. Transfer the empanadas to a prepared pan, placing them about 1 ½â&#x20AC;? apart. (To bake later, cover the empanadas and refrigerate for several hours until ready to bake.) Brush the empanadas with the egg mixture. Bake for 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 minutes, or until nicely browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a little too fragile to move while hot. These empanadas are best when served warm. 16

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Raw Beet and Apple Salad

Recipe by Jenny Mosbacher, Tasting Room Supervisor, Sokol Blossor Winery Serves 2 as Main Dish or 4 as a Side Dish 3 baseball-sized beets, scrubbed, peeled

6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 large, sweet eating apple (Fuji, Gala or Pink Lady)

1 tsp Dijon mustard large handful of herbs, leaves picked finely chopped

Small (3-4 oz) piece of soft goat cheese, broken into large crumbles

big pinch of sea salt and cracked pepper

juice of one small lemon Begin by slicing the beets and apple into matchsticks. Place in a large bowl. In separate bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard and lemon juice, then slowly add olive oil while whisking to emulsify the dressing. Add salt and pepper as you like. Pour half the dressing over the beet and apple pieces and toss, gradually adding more until all of the matchsticks are evenly coated to your taste. Finish by dividing among plates and topping with the chopped herbs and crumbled cheese. If serving family-style, toss herbs and cheese together with salad and serve. Pair with Pinot Noir.

90+ Wines How does an evening of finesse, complexity and elegance sound to you? Come discover how wines achieve a rating of 90 points or higher by the likes of wine critic Robert Parker and Wine Spectator magazine. This is a class where you will be the judge and decide for yourself if the wines are deserving of their ratings. Score cards ready? 0BLSJEHF/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Castles, Rivers and Wines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exploring Valleys of France Did you know that the Loire River is over 1000km long with grapes growing along more than two thirds of it, or that the cool wind which blows through the Rhone Valley is called le mistral? To learn more about these two beautiful wine regions, join us for an evening of adventure and exploration. #FEEJOHUPO/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

An Evening in Spain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New Wines from an Old Country Everyone in the wine world is buzzing about the quality and diversity of the wines that are coming out of Spain these days. Come and explore the new styles and regions in this class that we know will knock your socks off. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Celebrating Argentina â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Wines of Trivento Trivento in Spanish is â&#x20AC;&#x153;three winds.â&#x20AC;? The winery is named after the Polar, Zonda and Sudestada winds that blow across the vineyards of Mendoza. If you are a fan of the wines from this world-renowned wine country, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss an evening with winemaker, German Di Cesare, as he leads us through an outstanding lineup of his wines. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO 0BLSJEHF/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

An Evening of the Bin Wines of Penfolds Join us as we delve into the history and wine styles of Bin Wines of Penfolds. The Bin wines began in 1959 with the creation of Bin 28, after iconic winemaker Max Schubert, used the Bin system to mark off new wines he was creating. Come out and enjoy the wine that is favoured around the globe and sought after each year. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Aromatic Winter Whites Never wear white shoes after Labour Day is a hard and fast rule, but white wines taste great in the fall and this class is sure to bring a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wowâ&#x20AC;? to your lips. Join us as we showcase whites that are must-haves for the cooler season and how food-friendly and versatile they truly are. 0BLSJEHF/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Beers of Unibroue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Night Celebrating Canadian Tradition and Legend Join us as we welcome Unibroueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own beer sommelier, Sylvian Bouchard, to our tasting room. Unibroue has long been a legend in the Canadian Craft Beer world. Come be amazed by the flavours and styles and be swept up by Sylvianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for these delectable beers. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Big Reds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Bigger the Better Do you love a wine that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see through in the glass? Then you are sure to love this class where we will taste through some fabulous â&#x20AC;&#x153;bigâ&#x20AC;? red wines and explain the region styles, food pairing ideas and winemaking styles that go into making the wines you enjoy. #FEEJOHUPO/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Chic Cabernet Sauvignon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Traditional and Modern Styles Cabernet Sauvignon lovers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this evening. We plan on exploring the cabernet grape family along with the regions it calls home, flavour profiles and both traditional and modern expressions of this beloved grape. 0BLSJEHF/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Cupcakes and Wine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Find Out What All the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fussâ&#x20AC;? is About Join us for a fun evening in the tasting room as we welcome Edmontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Fuss Cupcakes for an out-of-the-box evening of sweet pairings. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a cupcake fan you will definitely want to get your tickets early. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO An Evening with the Wines of Rodney Strong â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pioneers of Sonoma, California Wines Are you a California wine fan? If so then you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this special evening in our tasting room as we welcome Dan Wildermuth, from the winery, as he shares the evening with us telling stories and sharing the wines from this iconic winery. #FEEJOHUPO/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

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Fireside Wines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ports, Sherries, Cognacs and Armagnacs Spend a cozy evening with us by the fireplace in our tasting room, as we delve into the world of fireside sippers and explore ports, sherries, cognacs and a few other delicious surprises that will have you ready to put your favourite slippers on and snuggle in for a great evening. 0BLSJEHF/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Holiday Entertaining â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fun with Food and Wine Join Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Julie Van Rosendaal for a night for old-fashioned girlfriend fun. Julie will share some easy and tasty recipes you can whip up when entertaining for the holidays. We will be pairing each dish with some terrific must have wines. 0BLSJEHF/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Food and Wine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Tasty Science Class for Wine Enthusiasts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try it to learn itâ&#x20AC;? is the mantra for this class. Become confident in the art of food and wine pairing by discovering the principles of highlighting, contrasting and complimenting food and wine that all the professionals know and use. This is a fabulous hands-on science class that will be both fun and tasty. $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

A Night of Great Whisky â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Springbank and Kilchoman Distilleries Join us for a special evening as we welcome Anthony Willis from Kilchoman and Ranald Watson from Springbank Distillery for an evening of stories and great whiskies. If you are a whisky fan, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this one of a kind evening in our tasting room. 0BLSJEHF/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Friday Night Delights â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Favourite Snack Foods and Pairings Sweet or savory, which do you prefer? Are you a ripple chips kind of person or a chocolate chip cookie fan? We are going to have a blast pairing traditional snack foods with a variety of wines and beers. $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Scotch 101 We have specially created this fun and informative evening for anyone who wants to know a bit more about the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different whisky styles and flavours. This class will cover the history, production methods and tasting techniques that will have you feeling in-the-know by the end of the evening. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Get to Know Rum Join us as we raise our sails and head off on a voyage that will expose you to the many different styles and flavours of rum from around the world. After this evening, you will have a new appreciation for the one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beloved spirits. $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Gooey Cheese and Wine - New Twists on Kitchen Favourites Does your heart sing and mouth water at the thought of fresh, hot and gooey melted cheese? Well if so, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this night in the tasting room with Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Chef Wade. You will be amazed watching Wade turn your childhood favourite dishes into grownup delights, which we will of course, pair up with our own tasty ideas. This will be an evening of comfort food at its best! #FEEJOHUPO/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Guess the Expensive Wine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Tasting Room Favourite Get ready for a fun night as we ask you to guess which wine is the most expensive wine in the room. Discover how wines of different values compare to each other, if you really can tell the difference and if most expensive always means the best. $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO 18

The Ultimate Wine and Chocolate Experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Mouth-Watering, Decadent Evening Always a tasting room favourite! This fall, we are showcasing Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Epiphanie Chocolates. Expect an evening of delicious mouth-watering combinations of chocolates filled with only the freshest of ingredients and carefully chosen wine pairings from our own sommelier team. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a chocolate fan you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this evening. #FEEJOHUPO/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Vividly Vodka The liquor is clear, but the flavours are definitely colourful. Vodka has long been considered one of bartendersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favourite spirits. Discover the history, styles and flavours, both traditional and wacky, that this beloved spirit has to offer. We will learn how to make a classic martini and some easy and crowd pleasing cocktails too. #FEEJOHUPO/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Wine and Cheese â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Need We Say More? Spend the evening with us as we explore classic cheese and wine parings from around the world along with a couple of our own favourites that we think are a bit outside the box. If you are a cheese fan, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this class. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Wine and Chocolate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An Evening with JACEK Chocolate Couture Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so excited to be teaming up with Edmontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own artisan chocolate producer, JACEK Chocolates for a sinfully decadent evening of delicious chocolates and wine. If you are a chocolate fan, this will be an evening not to be missed. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. .BD5BHHBSU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Wine and Food for Thought â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An Evening with Meals on Wheels Join us for a special evening as we pair up with Meals on Wheels to bring you a delicious evening that will showcase the wonderful program and hard work that is being done at this amazing organization. We will be collecting donations of warm, winter hats and gloves to be used for gifts during the holiday season. $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Wines Through History Wines have been made for over 6,000 years. This class will take you back in time as we learn how the Egyptians, Romans, two World Wars, prohibition and even the development of refrigeration have played a part in creating the wines we enjoy today. $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO Wines of 50 Shades of Grey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Special Women and Wine Evening Are you a fan of E L James #1 Best Seller novel, 50 Shades of Grey? If so, then you will want to spend a special evening with us, as we taste through the wines that Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele enjoyed while discussing the terms of their complicated relationship. Book early as this class is sure to be one fun night in the tasting room! $SPXGPPU/PWFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

Bring the spirit of MacMurray Ranch to your own table with this recipe from the MacMurray familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own collection. As a child growing up at MacMurray Ranch, family cooking was a way of life for Kate MacMurray, daughter of Hollywood actor Fred MacMurray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living close to the land, you develop a real appreciation for fresh, local foods,â&#x20AC;? explains Kate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family enjoyed a lot of wonderful, delicious meals at MacMurray Ranch.â&#x20AC;?

Flemish Pot Roast Serves 8 Feast on this delicious pot roast - a favorite of Fred MacMurrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - topped with gravy and onions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the weather turned cool, this was often a welcome dish on the family dinner table!â&#x20AC;? Serve with your favourite Pinot noir. 4 to 5 lbs beef chuck roast or shoulder clod 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 medium onions, sliced 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp vinegar

2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp parsley 2 tbsp butter 1 can (12 oz) of beer 1 bay leaf 1 ½ tsp salt

Using a heavy Dutch oven, brown both sides of the meat in oil. In a separate pan, sautĂŠ onions in butter until pale and golden. Sprinkle with flour and sautĂŠ for two more minutes. Pour beer over onions and bring to a boil while stirring. Pour onion mixture over meat. Add brown sugar, vinegar, bay leaf, garlic and salt. Cover and simmer for two hours, or until the meat is tender. Lift meat onto a hot platter, sprinkle with parsley and keep warm. Cook the pan juices with the onions until juice becomes slightly thickened, then strain into a sauce bowl. Spoon onions into a vegetable bowl. Carve the meat, and pass the gravy and onions at the table. 19

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Sparkling wine cocktails for the Holidays

Cranberry Cardamom Shortbread

Recipe by Chef Rebekah Pearse from her book SWEET Sensational Desserts Makes about 3 dozen cookies Dried cranberries are almost always sweetened, usually with glucose. Try to find ones with a lower sugar content, or ones sweetened with maple syrup or fruit juice concentrate, they’ll deliver better flavour and nuance to these addictive cookies. ½ lb cold cubed unsalted butter (2 sticks) ¾ cups sifted icing sugar 1 2 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups rice flour 3 ½ tsp ground cardamom

1 ½ tsp fresh lemon zest 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 250g, dried organic cranberries

The rice flour delivers a delicate crumbly texture to these cookies by reducing the amount of gluten in the recipe. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the butter, icing sugar, flour, rice flour and cardamom and process until smooth and homogenous. Add the lemon zest, vanilla and egg and continue processing until smooth. Turn out of the food processor and knead in the cranberries until they are evenly distributed. Roll the dough between two pieces of parchment or on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1 3 cm thick. Chill in the refrigerator until firm (at least 1 hour). Cut the dough into whatever shapes you desire, placing the cookies on a baking sheet at least 2 cm apart. Chill the dough in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Bake until the tops are firm and the edges are just turning golden brown (8-12 minutes). Allow the cookies to cool on a rack for 10 minutes before eating them!

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These cocktails pair perfectly with our delicious holiday cookie recipes.

Holiday Cookies Vanilla Bean Shortbread 2 cups all purpose flour ¼ cup cornstarch ¼ tsp salt ½ cup butter, softened

½ cup canola oil ½ cup sugar 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of a 13” x 9” baking pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray, and set aside. Combine flour, cornstarch and salt in a bowl and mix well. Place butter in a separate bowl and beat with mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar while mixing. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean and add to sugar/butter mixture. Discard vanilla bean. Add flour mixture slowly and beat slowly until fully mixed. Add mixture into prepared pan. Place piece of heavy plastic wrap over dough and press dough into pan so that it is evenly spread out and thickness throughout. Discard plastic wrap Bake at 350°F until edges are slightly golden (roughly 30 minutes). Cool in pan for 5 minutes and cut into squares. Carefully lift foil from pan and cool cookies.

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Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

1 ounce vodka 1 ounce orange liqueur ½ oz peach nectar sparkling wine peach slices and raspberries for garnish

½ oz orange liqueur ¼ oz cherry brandy dash of bitters sparkling wine orange and pineapple slices

½ cup fresh strawberries ¼ tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp sugar Champagne or sparkling wine

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Pour all ingredients except sparkling wine over ice and shake until well mixed. Strain mixture and pour into champagne glass Top up with sparkling wine Garnish with fresh peaches and raspberries.

Fill tall cocktail glass with ice Pour all ingredients aside from sparkling wine into glass Fill with sparkling wine Garnish with orange and pineapple slices

Wash and hull the strawberries Puree all the strawberries (except one) in a blender. Add vanilla, sugar, lemon juice to strawberry puree. Pour mixture into champagne flute glass. Top up with sparkling wine, stir softly and place single strawberry on edge of glass. 25


DecemberTastings Bubbles for the Holidays Wondering which sparkling wine would be a delicious sipper over the holidays, or while ringing in the New Year? Join us for a tasty night full of effervescent favourites that will be certain to make your holiday wish list. #FEEJOHUPO%FDFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO .BD5BHHBSU%FDFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

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Holiday Nibbles and Sips Join us for a delectable evening that will showcase great wines and dishes that pair beautifully together. This class is destined to help you channel your inner Martha Stewart and teach you how to be the hostwith-the-most at your next holiday party. $SPXGPPU%FDFNCFS QNQNrQFSQFSTPO

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December 2012

5962 Mullen Way, Edmonton

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CHRISTMAS DAY

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Bubbles for the Holidays

BOXING DAY

Let us help you with your holiday entertaining!

CHRISTMAS DAY

Discovery

BOXING DAY

Discover wine in a whole new way with our Discovery Wine Packs. Learn about a selection of six different wine styles and food pairing ideas selected monthly by our sommelier team.


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Calendar of Events SUNDAY

December 2012

2570 Southland Drive SW, Calgary

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TUESDAY

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Wine Experience

Holiday Cocktails 9

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BOXING DAY

Let us help you with your holiday entertaining!

Let us help you build your personal collection, to your palate in just

three easy steps.

First:

Book an appointment with one of our in-house sommeliers.

Second: Complete your taste profile to

Then,

on the first Friday of every month, stop in to find your personal locker filled with our sommeliers personalized picks, based on your tastes.

determine your collector needs.

Ask us how you can expand your palate through our Private Wine Locker program. 31


Discovery

Ways to Taste Tasting Events

A fun and easy way to discover wine.

Our in-house professionally created series of wine, spirits and beer events will inspire enthusiasts of all levels. These events will be held at our tasting centres and will be presented in a fun and fresh way that will ensure you have a fabulous time, try some great products and learn something new. Topics will vary between centres so be sure to check the calendar for class times and locations. See location calendars in this booklet for events and dates.

Tasting Thursdays

Visit one of our tasting centres on Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm to see which wine, spirits or beer we are highlighting for the week.

Private Wine Locker

The Private Wine Locker program is a fully personalized wine experience that allows each locker member to choose wine varietals, vintages, countries and styles. You can then enjoy having new bottles selected for you and placed directly in your locker based on your own personal wish list.

The Grape Escape

Our signature bi-annual wine, spirits and beer festival. Mark your calendars for the next Grape Escape. Edmonton, October 26 and 27, 2012 Calgary, November 16 and 17, 2012 See back page for more details.

World of Whisky and Cognac Gala Discovery Wine Packs are a monthly selection of six different wine styles carefully selected by our sommelier team for you to enjoy. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve purchased your Discovery Wine Pack, sold in specially marked wine bags, you can then visit our website to learn all about each selected wine, as well as get delicious food pairing ideas to make entertaining fun and easy.

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Join us on November 3 at the Lazy S at Stampede Park in Calgary for a spectacular tasting that features a dazzling array of Whiskies from around the world, Cognacs, premium spirits and dinner.

To purchase tickets, or for more information about events and classes, visit us online at coopwinespiritsbeer.com, email wsevents@calgarycoop.com or call 403-238-0446 ext. 205 in Calgary or 780-432-2258 in Edmonton. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Payment is due at time of booking.

Co-op Wine, Spirits & Beer Tasting Event Rules and Regulations All event participants at our tasting centres will receive a 10% shopping discount to be used after their event. All participants of Co-op Wine, Spirits & Beer events must be 18 years of age or older and may be required to show identification. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel events. Customers will be notified as quickly as possible and given the option of being reimbursed for their tickets or rebooking into another event. We regret that we do not offer refunds for missed classes. Refunds or alternate events may be offered if notified 48 hours prior to the event. As all events involve the consumption of alcohol, we remind you that your well-being is of the utmost concern to us and ask that you arrange for transportation to and from the event should you require it. All tasting events begin at 7pm unless otherwise stated. We ask that you please arrive promptly, so you and others can fully appreciate the event. We also ask that you refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes or colognes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Class and event prices do not include GST.

Find out about our latest offers and tasting events Follow us on Twitter @CoopWineSpirits

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the Grape Escape Join us at the Grape Escape brought to you by Co-op Wine, Spirits & Beer. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss these informative and entertaining evenings featuring samples from over 60 producers of premium wine, spirits and beer. Tickets are available at all Co-op Wine, Spirits & Beer locations.

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Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival An event for Co-op members and their guests.

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Visit coopwinespiritsbeer.com for more details.

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