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EVENTS CALENDAR SALE-A-BRATION ANNIVERSARY! MARCH 4!

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Tastings, Festivals, Classes & More! FEATURING:

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SCOTCH FESTIVAL MARCH 25

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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

EVENT TICKETS, GIFT BASKETS, WSET LEVEL 1, WINE & SPIRIT APPRECIATION CLASSES AND MORE!

BEER ACADEMY JANUARY 31 + NEW! WINE & CHEESE FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 3 + NAPA CONNOISSEUR MARCH 3


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All the best in 2017.

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Peggy Perry VP Purchasing & Marketing Willow Park Wines & Spirits


Table of Contents

How to Purchase Tickets: 4

Winter Festival Guide

www.willowparkwines.com

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January Events

In-store at our main location at

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Online Shopping

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Beer Academy

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Wine Education

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February Events

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Sale-A-Bration

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March Events

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Celebrity Hors d’Oeuvres

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Brunello Di Montalcino

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New Wine & Cheese Festival

or credits will be issued for missed classes.

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Taste-to-Buy Sales

Please book early to avoid disappointment as

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Offsite Event at Vintage

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2016 Auction Thank You

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Wine Excursions

Tickets may be easily purchased online at

10801 Bonaventrue Dr. SE, Calgary, AB By phone at 403.296.1640 ext 277 All event participants will receive a 5% Thank You discount card to be used after the event. Payment is due at time of registration. Willow Park Wines & Spirits reserves the right to cancel any class. We will notify participants as quickly as possible and full refunds or credits will be offered. All participants of events at Willow Park Wines & Spirits must be 18 years or older and may be asked to show valid identification. Refunds or credits will be issued if Willow Park Wines & Spirits is notified 48 hours prior of the event. No refunds

our classes fill up quickly. No infants, strollers or children are allowed into any private or public tastings. Note: We ask that all participants please refrain from using personal fragrances during all tasting events. Please note that some classes and events have had menus specially

Event Colour Guide

created to pair with the wines/drinks that will be

Wine Tastings

showcased during that evening however, event menus are subject to change without notice.

Beer Events Scotch Events

Willow Park Wines & Spirits reminds you to drink responsibly. Please do not drink and drive.

Spirit Events Festivals

All events are in support of The Vintage Fund. 3 | WILLOW

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Having a great night out has never been easier!

WINTER FESTIVAL GUIDE

We have 3 EXCITING WAYS for you to enjoy our festivals! Tickets can be booked online or in-store.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Australian Festival | 7:00 - 9:00pm FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 NEW! Wine & Cheese Festival | 7:00 - 9:00pm FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Spanish Wine Festival | 7:00 - 9:00pm FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Portuguese Festival | 7:00 - 9:00pm SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Scotch Fest | 7:00 - 9:00pm FRIDAY, MARCH 3 Trusted Experts Travel Festival | 7:00 - 9:00pm FRIDAY, MARCH 17 All Things Irish Festival | 7:00 - 9:00pm FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Spring Sparkler | 7:00 - 9:00pm

REGULAR TICKET: Includes entry into the festival, delicious food and all samples. Your ticket is all inclusive. VIP TICKET: Our VIP ticket allows you early entrance into the festival cellar so that you can have a bit more time to learn and taste the wines that are being showcased for the evening. Extra special wines are opened for the VIP’s between 6:30pm and 7pm. CONNOISSEUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE: NEW! This year we’ve added a special connoisseur tasting hosted by one of our Trusted Experts or special visiting host before each festival. This is our ultimate festival experience and also includes VIP access into the festival cellar. Limited seating so book early! 4 | WILLOW

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FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 7-9PM // Willow PArk WineS & Spirits PRice: $40 per person Join us for an exquisite evening as we take your senses on a journey around the globe. Your palate will be tempted by the culinary talents of some of Calgary’s top chefs whose dishes will be expertly paired with wines from countries all around the world. Each one of the night’s highlighted countries will be inspired by world renowned composers whose music will be part of our Orchestra’s musical season in 2017. You can look forward to savouring the flavours and wine styles from France, Italy, Argentina and Canada just to name a few. A truly special evening for anyone who appreciates the sights, sounds and tastes of great talent in its many forms.

Tickets available through Willow Park Wines & Spirits or via CALGARYPHIL.COM

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JANUARY 2017 SUNDAY

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MONDAY

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TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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Robbie Burns Day $30

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THURSDAY

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Tasteday Thursday

Intro to Australia $15

FRIDAY

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Aussie Connoisseur | $75 Australian Festival $40

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SATURDAY

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Australian Wine TASTE-TO-BUY

Guess the Expensive Wine – Reds | $25

Beer Academy 1/3

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 Robbie Burns Day | 7-9pm $35 Celebrate Robbie Burns Night with us in true Scottish style with our very own Trusted Expert David Michiels! The evening will be filled with fun and tradition as stories, poems, music, haggis and of course great whisky will be shared and enjoyed. Raise a glass to Scotland’s most famous son! THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 Tasteday Thursday’s Intro to Australia | 7-9pm $15 It’s Australia Day and we plan to celebrate all weekend! Our Tasteday Thursday series kicks off with the wines from Down Under. Come and spend the evening learning about Australia’s wine regions, wine styles and taste through an exciting lineup of 6 carefully chosen wines.

Peter Smolarz Fine Wine Director

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Aussie Connoisseur 5:30-6:30pm $75 Join Fine Wine Director, Peter Smolarz as he leads you through an incredible lineup of some of Australia’s best wines. Peter will also share the story of each of the wines and their vintage along with his favourite collector tips for choosing wines for your own cellar. Included in the tasting will be the 100 point Grange along with other top rated and hard to find wines. Includes entry to Australian Festival. FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Australian Festival | 7-9pm $40 VIP Entry at 6:30pm $55 It may be still winter here but the sunny beaches of Australia are basking in the glorious rays of the summer sun and so we thought we’d celebrate summer Down Under by hosting an outstanding Australian Beach BBQ Festival. You’ll be delighted to try wines from Australia’s premium wine regions such as Margaret River, Adelaide Hills, the Barossa and Eden Valley. You’ll fall in love with puffy Pavlova, grilled burgers with pickled beets, spicy shrimp skewers and delicious meat pies, too. So, put away those winter boots and dig out your flip-flops for this fun night! Be sure to join us on January 28th for our FREE Sunny Aussie Taste-to-Buy.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Guess the Expensive Wine – Red Wines | 7-9pm $25 Are you ready for a fun and slightly competitive evening? Join us as we lead you through an exciting lineup of red wine from around the world and ask you to choose which wine is the most expensive in the flight. This evening is always exciting as you become the judge and find out if you can taste the difference of price in the glass. Be prepared to have your eyes and palate opened to new experiences as we try wines between $15 and over $100.

ACADEMY

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, FEB 7 & 21 Beer Academy | 6:30-9pm $125 Beer enthusiasts rejoice! We’ve created a program just for you! Join our very own Dave the Beer Guy as he guides you through this three-week program designed to increase your knowledge, palate and passion for one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated beverages. This course will include the following topics – the history of beer, how beer is made, main styles of beer, lagers, ales and Lambic styles, glassware and proper service techniques as well as beer and food pairing.


ONLINE SHOPPING

NOW OPEN! Chose from a great selection of online exclusive products and prices for the wine, beer or spirit lover on your list! Visit willowparkwines.com and shop now! Ship via Canada Post or pickup in-store at any of our locations

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Holiday Gift Ideas! ACADEMY

Join us for a 3 NIGHT TRUSTED EXPERT EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM! Tuesday, January 31, February 7 & 21 from 6:30-9:00pm

“Awesome! Lots of fun, good selection, and I learned a lot. Maybe more t-shirts; I love the t-shirt!” - J Richardson, 2015 Grad “I really enjoyed the variety of tastings, many of which I would likely have never tried on my own. I can now say that I’m willing to branch out and visit a wider selection of brews!” - R Geib “He made it fun and encouraged us to experiment. I would definitely recommend it to friends.” - A Fawcett, 2015 Grad

TICKETS $125 Beer enthusiasts rejoice! We’ve created a program just for you! Join our very own Dave the Beer Guy as he guides you through this three-week program designed to increase your knowledge, palate and passion for one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated beverages. Your course will include the following topics – the history of beer, how beer is made, main styles of beer, lagers, ales and Lambic styles, glassware and proper service techniques as well as beer and food pairing. Course Dates: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 6:30-9:00pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 6:30-9:00pm Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 6:30-9:00pm *Please note there is no class on February 14

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Dave ‘The Beer Guy’


EARN YOUR

wine & spirit qualification

WITH THE TRUSTED EXPERTS AT WILLOW PARK WINES & SPIRITS!

THE TRUSTED EXPERTS TEACH From introductory level classes to the world renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust program you can find all levels of wine classes at Willow Park Wines & Spirits.

Michael Bigattini Senior Product Consultant

WINE BASICS 101 STARTS SUNDAY, MARCH 5 (6 Sunday classes) 2:00 PM-5:30 PM | $250 + textbook Are you ready to delve into the wondrous world of wine? Join our Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini as he leads you on a wine adventure that will cover the basics of wine in a fun, interactive and inspiring class setting in our festival cellar. Michael brings over 25+ years of experience to this class, so he has lots of fun stories that you’re sure to enjoy while you’re learning throughout this weekly course. 6 Sunday Classes, from 2:00pm-5:30pm $250.00 plus the cost of the textbook

WSET LEVEL 1 WINE & SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST Join our Trusted Expert team in Fall 2016 for Level 1 classes. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is approved by the UK government as a national body of vocational qualifications. It is recognized world wide as the foremost certification for all wine trade. WSET LEVEL 1

AWARD IN WINES (QCF) SATURDAY, MARCH 11 FROM 10AM-5PM & MONDAY, MARCH 13 FROM 6-9PM | $349 For those new to the world of wine, this is an ideal beginner’s course for first time employees to the wine industry and the interested consumer alike. This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions. PROGRAM OUTLINE • The main styles of wine • The WSET Level 1 systematic approach to tasting wine Specificatio • The characteristics of the n common grape varieties • Service and pairing of food & wine • Health, safety and legal issues Level 1

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FEBRUARY 2017 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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7 Beer Academy 2/3

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13 French Connoisseur Wines of Jean Michel Cazes $100

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Academy Award Pairings | $25

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Wine & Cheese 101 | 7-9pm $35 Do you ever wonder what cheese goes with your favourite wine or vice-versa? Well get ready to have your questions answered as we team up with our friends at Springbank Cheese Co. to bring you a fun night all about the basics of pairing wine and cheese together. You’ll leave with a better understanding of classic pairings and why they work along with new hints and tips for matching any cheese you want to try.

21 Beer Academy 3/3

Intro to California $15

8 The Art of the Winter Cocktail $35

14 Wine & Chocolate $45

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Tasteday Thursday

Wine & Cheese 101 | $35

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THURSDAY

9 Tasteday Thursday

Intro to Spain $15

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NEW! Wine & Cheese Festival | $50

Intro to Italy $15

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23 Tasteday Thursday

Intro to Portugal $15

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Tasteday Thursday’s Intro to California | 7-9pm $15 Tasteday Thursday this week explores the wine regions of California and will leave you with a better understanding of the variety of wines that come from the most well known regions in the United States. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 NEW! Wine & Cheese Festival 7-9pm $50 We’re so excited to bring you a brand new festival that will bring together the worlds of wine and cheese in a way that you’ll be able to learn and taste like never before. When you arrive at the festival you’ll be given a Wine & Cheese Passport that you’ll have fun getting stamped as you visit different areas of the world all in the comfort of our festival cellar. If you love wine and cheese or just want to discover more about it you won’t want to miss this event that’s sure to become a winter tradition.

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Spanish Master Class | $75 Spanish Wine Festival | $40

16 Tasteday Thursday

Winter Whites $25

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Spanish Wines11 TASTE-TO-BUY

Couples Night Out – Bubble Pairings $55

17 Love is Blind | $95

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Portuguese Master Class | $60 Portuguese Festival | $40

18 Potato Chip Pairings | $25

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Portugal & Fortified TASTE-TO-BUY Scotch Fest | $50

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Doughnut Pairings with Jelly Modern | 7-9pm $35 We’re taking our pairing expertise to a brand new level as we team up with the team at Jelly Modern Doughnuts to bring you a night of tasty fun and sheer sweet indulgence. If you haven’t had a Jelly Modern Doughnut you’re in for a real treat, as our pairing lineup will cover their sweet and savory styles. We’re sure you’ll agree that everyone needs to know how to pair a maple bacon doughnut! Book early to avoid disappointment. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 The Art of the Winter Cocktail 7-9pm $35 Spend a fun night with Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini as he shares some of his favourite secret ingredients and recipes for creative cocktails that are just perfect for winter sipping. Michael will showcase a collection of both cold and hot drinks that are sure to leave you inspired for your next cocktail creation.

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FEBRUARY 2017 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Tasteday Thursday’s Intro to Spain | 7-9pm $15 Tasteday Thursday this week brings you the wines of Spain as we explore the diversity and value that this incredible country has to offer. Spain has long been a favourite of wine industry people in the know and this evening is sure to help to open your eyes as to why you need to be drinking wines from Spain. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Spanish Master Class 5:30-6:30pm $75 Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz is excited to bring you an incredible tasting of some of Spain’s finest wines. Highly regarded by wine critics and enthusiasts alike, Peter will showcase an exciting lineup of both traditional and modern wines to know. Includes entry to Spanish Wine Festival. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Spanish Wine Festival | 7-9pm $40 VIP Entry at 6:30pm $55 Spend the evening sampling the fabulous flavours of the wallet friendly wines of Spain. This evening will highlight the vast assortment of styles, flavours and regions from one of the world’s top wine producing countries. Get ready to enjoy a room filled with vibrant bubbles, bold reds and refreshing whites along with traditional tapas and treats from the kitchen such as make-your-mouth-water paella, patatas bravas and serrano ham crostinis. *Be sure to join us on Saturday, February 11th for our Spanish Taste-to-Buy.

Jeff Lewis Regional Manager

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Couples Night Out – Bubble Pairings | 7-9pm $55 Get ready to hear corks pop as we show you how versatile and food friendly sparkling wines can be. You’ll enjoy an entire evening of bubbly wine and delicious pairings created by our very own kitchen team. This is a perfect evening for anyone who loves a great glass of bubbles and loves to pair them as you’ll come away with some delicious new recipes too! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 French Connoisseur – Wines of Jean Michel Cazes | 7-8:30pm $100 The Cazes family has wisely invested in French vineyards - from Bordeaux in the south west corner of France to the eastern borders of the Southern Rhone valley. Jean Michel Cazes has gained world-wide recognition for his elevation of the fifth Growth Estate Chateau Lynch Bages to a “Super Second” level of quality. Join International Export director Benoit Brumeau as he guides you on a tasting journey of the wines from three very different appellations Bordeaux, the Minervois, and the Cote de Rhone. His focus in Bordeaux will be on the Pauillac appellation where Chateau Lynch Bages is found along with the highest number of the First Growth Wines of Bordeaux. During this tasting you can look forward to having the following questions answered. What makes Paulliac so special? How did Jean Michel Cazes increase the quality at Chateau Lynch Bages so much? Why did the Cazes family select Minervois and Chateauneuf de Pape as vineyard regions to invest in. A night not to be missed. This fascinating tasting will also include a light buffet supper of classic French Cusine.

Holiday Favourite Recipe

The Best Trusted Expert Approved Chocolate Chip Cookies INGREDIENTS: • 3/4 cup white sugar • 1 cup brown sugar • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 tablespoon vanilla • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten • 3 cups all-purpose flour • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda • 3/4 teaspoon salt • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips • 1 cup walnuts, chopped or 1 cup pecans (if desired) DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Cream sugars and butter. 3. Add vanilla and eggs, mix well. 4. Combine dry ingredients together and gradually add to creamed mixture. 5. Stir in chips and nuts. 6. Roll into 1 1/4” balls and place on non-stick cookie sheets, about 2” apart. 7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. PLEASE JOIN US FOR COOKIE PAIRINGS ON MARCH 28th!

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FEBRUARY 2017 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Wine & Chocolate | 7-9pm $45 What could be better than spending Valentine’s Day evening learning all about wine and chocolate pairings? With the spectacular and hand crafted chocolates from Calgary’s very own Old Coal Chocolates, our team will showcase wines from around the globe including ports to bubbles, as they team up to bring you a truly unforgettable evening.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Winter Whites | 7-9pm $25 White wine fans we have a special evening planned just for you! Our Trusted Experts have carefully picked out some of their favourite elegant, aromatic and food-friendly white wine styles from all around the globe. This evening is sure to introduce you to some new favourite styles along with leaving you excited about the wines you love and the winemaking talent behind them. If you have friends that think that white wines are just for the summer then you might just want to bring them along so we can help convert them for you.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Tasteday Thursday’s Intro to Italy | 7-9pm $15 Tasteday Thursday this week brings you the wines of Italy. You’ll leave this fun evening with a better understanding of the breadth of wines, grape varieties and styles that await you in one of the world’s most beloved wine countries. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Love is Blind | 6:30pm-9pm $95 Are you ready for a remarkable food and wine sensory experience? Join your host Michael Bigattini, as he leads you through this truly unique experience of enjoying delicious food and Spanish wines while dinning in the dark – you’ll be blindfolded. Guests from the Alberta Guide Dog Services also join us, as they help to lend a hand and share a bit about their heart-warming and amazing work. An extraordinary evening that builds an appreciation for wine and food served without the benefit of sight. Seating is limited!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Potato Chip Pairings | 7-9pm $25 We’re bringing one of our most popular events back for some fun in February as we dedicate an entire evening creating tantalizing pairings with one of the world’s most treasured snack foods – potato chips! You’ll be awestruck at how our team will take your every day chip flavours and a few unique ones from simple snack food to high-society classy. Trust us, you’ll never look at a potato chip as simple again. This is going to be fun! Please book early to avoid disappointment.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Academy Award Pairings 7-9pm $25 Back by popular demand! Last years Academy Award pairing class was so much fun that we just had to bring it back this year. At this signature event you can look forward to our Trusted Expert Team matching up this years Best Picture Nominees with creative pairings of their own that include wines, cocktails and maybe even a beer or two. A fabulously entertaining evening for movie lovers. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Tasteday Thursday’s Intro to Portugal | 7-9pm $15 Tasteday Thursday highlights the wines of Portugal. Our Trusted Expert team will lead you through an exciting line up of full-bodied reds and vibrant whites as they guide you through a tasting from this exciting, but sometimes over looked and incredible wine country. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Portuguese Master Class 5:30pm-6:30pm $60 Over the past few years Portuguese wines have gone from being the secret great value gems of the wine industry to now being revered about by wine critics and consumers alike. With a wine industry that can trace its roots back to ancient times and over 250 indigenous grape varieties this country is sure to have a wine for everyone. Please join us as we explore the vibrant, bold and exciting wines of Portugal. Includes VIP Entrance to Portuguese Wine Festival.

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Our 23rd Anniversary

SALE-ABRATION! Celebrating 23 Years with THE TRUSTED EXPERT

WORLD TRAVEL FESTIVAL Friday, March 3 at 7pm FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Portuguese Festival | 7-9pm $40 VIP Entry at 6:30pm $50 Please join us for our inaugural Portuguese Wine Festival as we showcase one of the most exciting and little known wine regions, Portugal. If you are a fan of crisp fresh whites, brilliant roses and big and bold reds then there are wines just waiting for you to discover them at this festival. Our kitchen team will also be serving up some incredible classic dishes so that you can truly be immersed in the flavors of Portugal. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Scotch Fest | 7-9pm $50 Join us for our second largest scotch festival of the year! With over 65 whiskies in the room, there’s a chance to taste old favourites and discover new ones. This spectacular evening will feature some of Calgary’s top restaurants who share our passion for Scotch and food pairings.

Lisa Seymour Assistant Manager

TICKETS $45 It’s our birthday and we’re looking back and remembering all the incredible wineries that our team of Trusted Experts have had a chance to visit. All of these fantastic memories have inspired us to host a special festival dedicated to showcasing some of our favourite wines and places. You’ll love learning about and tasting wines from Italy, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and South America. Please join us for this trip down memory lane as we travel the world of incredible wines!

MARCH 5 Taste-to-Buy

Wines, beers & spirits from our preferred producers will be available for tasting before you buy with discounts of up to 50% off!

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MARCH 2017 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 Hidden Gems of Italy | 7-9pm $25 With over 20 different wine zones and 100’s of approved grape varieties, navigating the Italian wine aisle can be a tricky endeavor when you’re looking to choose a new wine. Well, have no fear! Our Trusted Expert team is excited about showing you some of their favourite hidden gems, regions and grape varieties that offer incredible value that are sure to make your trip down the Italian wine aisle even more fun and exciting than before. THURSDAY, MARCH 2 Brunello Consortium Wine Festival | 7-9pm $50 The Consortium of the Brunello of Montalcino Wine was founded in 1967 on the morn of it being branded a DOC wine, as a free association between winemakers bent on safeguarding their wine and accentuating on its qualities. The Consortium has favoured the onset of a productive fabric made of old and new, small and large firms alike in winemaking, and brought together by the common interest of respecting nature and aspiring to the highest quality of wine. Join us as we sample classic favourites and exciting new wines while enjoying hors d’ouevres from some of Calgary’s finest artisan shops and restaurants!

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 Napa Connoisseur 5:30pm-6:30pm $85 The wines of Napa Valley are regarded as some of the best in the world and this special connoisseur event led by Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz will highlight some of the regions best. Peter will also discuss vintages for collectors to know along with key wineries to watch.

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Join our Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini as he leads you on a wine adventure that will cover the basics of wine in a fun, interactive and inspiring class setting in our festival cellar. Michael brings over 25+ years of experience to this class, so he has lots of fun stories that you’re sure to enjoy while you’re learning throughout this weekly course. 6 Sunday Classes, 2-5:30pm $250.00 plus the cost of the textbook

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 The Trusted Experts Travel Festival | 7-9pm $55 It’s our birthday and we’re looking back and remembering all the incredible wineries that our team of Trusted Experts have had a chance to visit. All of these fantastic memories have inspired us to host a special festival dedicated to showcasing some of our favourite wines and places. You’ll love learning about and tasting wines from Italy, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Please join us for this trip down memory lane as we travel the world of incredible wines! SATURDAY, MARCH 4 Riedel Tasting | 5-7pm $99 Experience Riedel’s revolutionary new glass series Veritas at this very special tasting. The Vertias line of glassware sets a new standard for machine blown glasses by giving them unsurpassed thinness, lightness and consistency of design at an amazing value driven price.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 5 Wine Basics 101 (6 Sunday classes) 2-5:30pm $250+textbook Are you ready to delve into the wondrous world of wine?

TUESDAY, MARCH 7 BBQ & Smoker Pairings with Bookers | 7-9pm $55 Grillin’ and smokin’ have never been so popular and appreciated so we thought that with BBQ season just around the corner we’d show you how to do incredible pairings with thrills from the grill. With the true Southern Barbeque Chefs from Bookers BBQ and Crab Shack, you’ll learn all about rubs, sauces, smoking and grilling, then our Trusted Experts are going to show you how to masterfully pair up wines, beers and maybe even a cocktail or two to turn these incredible southern bbq dishes into sheer decadence.

Mike Shaddock Events Manager


MARCH 2017 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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Hidden Gems of Italy | $25

THURSDAY Brunello Consortium | $50

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ANNIVERSARY MONTH!

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Wine Basics 101 1/6

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The Wines of Tommasi | $35

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Young vs Old Whiskies | $50

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Wine Basics 101 4/6

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 A Night with the Wines of Tommasi | 7-9pm $35 Please join us for a special evening as we welcome Pierangelo Tommasi, Co-owner and Export & Marketing Manager for one of the great Italian wine families: Tommasi Family Estates. The Tommasi family founded its wine company in 1902 in the Valpolicella Classico region just outside of Verona Italy. Today it is run by the 4th generation of the family and the family’s business has grown to not only making wine in Veneto where it all began but all in the regions of Tuscany, Lombardy and Pulglia. This evening’s tasting will include wines from the four different family winemaking estates and will be a night not to be missed by anyone who loves Italian wines as we will be sampling the family’s Brunello, Amarone and Fiano just to name a few.

Wines of Canada $15

16 Tasteday Thursday

Wines of Old $15

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22 Sparkling Cocktails | $30

Liqueurs 101 $30

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Dave’s Beer Gems | $25

WSET Level 1 2/2

Wine Basics 101 3/6

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7 BBQ & Smoker Pairings with Bookers | $55

28 Cookie Pairings $30

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Wines of the PNW $15

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 Young vs Old Whiskies | 7-9pm $50 Dave Michiels is happy to introduce this new whisky class that he has specially created to showcase both the classic whisky styles and the exciting new treats that you’ll find on the whisky wall today. You’ll be fascinated by Dave’s insight on whiskies to know. A great evening for whisky fans of all levels. THURSDAY, MARCH 9 Tasteday Thursday’s Wines of Canada | 7-9pm $15 Tasteday Thursday this week explores the wines of our very own country as we look at the wines from both the East and the West and the differences and similarities between them. You’re sure to leave with a much deeper appreciation and understanding of Canadian winemaking history and the incredible talent currently being developed here.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 10 CPO: Music & Wine Festival | 7-9pm $40 Join us for an exquisite evening as we take your senses on a journey around the globe. Your palate will be tempted by the culinary talents of some of Calgary’s top chefs whose dishes will be expertly paired with wines from countries all around the world. Each one of the night’s highlighted countries will be inspired by world renowned composers whose music will be part of our Orchestra’s musical season in 2017. You can look forward to savouring the flavours and wine styles from France, Italy, Argentina and Canada just to name a few. A truly special evening for anyone who appreciates the sights, sounds and tastes of great talent in its many forms.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11 10am-5pm MONDAY, MARCH 13 6:30pm-9pm WSET Level 1 Award in Wines | $349 A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a handson introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. What you’ll learn: • The main types and styles of wine • Common wine grapes and their characteristics • How to store and serve wine • Principles of food and wine pairing • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT) TUESDAY, MARCH 14 Dave’s Beer Gems | 7-9pm $25 With spring just around the corner but the chill still in the air Dave the Beer Guy has some favourite brews to share, perfect for the in-between season time of year. He’ll show you some great finds from the beer wall that will work for cool nights and hearty dishes along with a few that will also work on that first day of sipping in the sun even if you do still have your snow boots on. Dave’s got some treats up his sleeve that you’re sure to love. Beer fans don’t miss out.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 16 Tasteday Thursday’s Wines of Old | 7-9pm $15 This week explores the wines of old including wines such as Meads made from honey and mulled wine styles. Perfect for chilly nights. You’ll be fascinated by the history of these wines and how they have lasted through the ages. FRIDAY, MARCH 17 Irish Whiskey Master Class 5:30pm-6:30pm $55 David Michiels is excited to bring you a Whiskey Master Class all on the exciting offerings from Ireland. The Irish Whiskey wall is set to explode with new whiskies over the next few years and Dave is ready to get you in the know so that you can be just as excited as he is. Includes entry to All Things Irish Festival. FRIDAY, MARCH 17 All Things Irish Festival | 7-9pm $40 Happy St Patrick’s Day! Spend the evening celebrating the luck and spirit of the Irish at our special festival highlighting an incredible collection of beers, whiskies and even a liqueur or two. Our kitchen team will be working their magic and creating true classic Irish dishes so that you can get in the true spirit of the day and feel as lucky as a leprechaun.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 Take Out Pairings | 7-9pm $40 If you’re like us, you occasionally grab dinner on the go and so we’ve asked our team to put together their favourite collection of pairings for take-out. You’ll love the ideas that our team will share with you as they take to-go classics such as pizza, Chinese food, sushi and more and pair them up expertly showing you how easy it is for you to do at home. This evening will enlighten you on how food on-the go can be paired up to make it as fancy as a multi-course dinner or as simple as a picnic on the carpet with a movie. If you ever order in you won’t want to miss this event. TUESDAY, MARCH 21 Liqueurs 101 | 7-9pm $30 While many people will know Kahlua, Baileys and Grand Marnier there are so many other delicious and incredible flavours just waiting for you in the liqueur aisle that we just had to do a class specifically on liqueurs. Liqueurs come from all over the world and many of them have secret recipes that are still hidden from the public today. These incredible liquids can be magic in your glass once you know how to use and serve them. Get ready to take your beverage knowledge to a whole new level.

Winter Favourites Hot Whiskey Irish Style • 2 parts hot water • 1 part Irish Whiskey • A bit of sugar to taste • A few cloves Pour into a heat safe mug and enjoy with a cookie or two.


Trusted Expert Favourite! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 Sparkling Cocktails | 7-9pm $30 Pop! Just reading the word is fun! There are endless possibilities for creative cocktails with bubbles as your base – get ready to step up your bubble game. Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini will lead you through a hands-on mixology class that will teach how classics such as a French 75 and Mimosa are made as well as some new cocktails with a Willow Park Wines & Spirits twist. Seating is limited.

Experience Riedel’s revolutionary new glass series Veritas at this very special tasting. The Veritas line of glassware sets a new standard for machine blown glasses by giving them unsurpassed thinness, lightness and consistency of design in every glass at an amazing value driven price.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 23 Tasteday Thursday’s Sparkling Wines | 7-9pm $15 Tasteday Thursday explores the fascinating world of sparking wines and unveils the secret of the different ways that we get bubbles into the bottle. You’ll love learning about prosecco, cava and Champagne and the differences between them. FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Sparkling Master Class 5:30pm-6:30pm $65 Join Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz as he pops the corks on some incredible bottles of bubbles from around the globe. During this tasting event Peter will be guiding you through a lineup of wines from France, Spain, Italy and the United States just to name a few. You’re sure to love learning and tasting all about the differences and similarities of this special collection of sparkling wines. Ticket includes VIP entrance to the Spring Sparkler Festival.

Sarra Brown Wine Room Manager

Riedel Veritas Tasting Set - 4pc

Our newly renovated giftroom!

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MARCH 2017 FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Spring Sparkler | 7-9pm $50 VIP Entry at 6:30pm $60 We invite you to taste your way through the many exciting styles of sparkling wine, from classic Champagnes of France to Italy’s Prosecco, Spain’s Cava and the many seductive sparkling wines from Canada, Australia, California and many other areas. This evening will be nothing short of spectacular!

TUESDAY, MARCH 28 Cookie Pairings 5:30pm-6:30pm $30 Back by popular demand! We’ve polled our team and come up with six of their favourite cookies to pair with tasty and innovative wines, beers and cocktails. You can look forward to learning all about perfect pairings for classics such as chocolate chip, coconut macaroons and oatmeal raisin along with a few cookie surprises from Meiko and her incredible kitchen team. Cookie fans you won’t want to miss out on this enlightening evening that is sure to make cookies and milk seem so passé.

Devin Mckay Wine Room Expert

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 Women & Wine – Wines to Know | 7-9pm $45 Ladies, get your girlfriends together for a fun and entertaining night as Trusted Expert, Erin Rosar shows you wines that she feels every girl should know. Stocking your wine rack can be like stocking your clothes closet. If you have great basics you are ready for anything at anytime. Erin will show you wine rack must-have styles that will ensure you are always ready to be the “hostess-with-the-mostest” anytime someone drops by. Our kitchen will be whipping up some tasty appetizers and treats as well so you’ll have some great pairing ideas for your next soiree. THURSDAY, MARCH 30 Tasteday Thursday’s Wines of the PNW | 7-9pm $15 Tasteday Thursday showcases the wines and regions of the Pacific North West this week. We’ll explore how this area is exploding with incredible wines and winemaking talent and how the weather and the land help to shape the exciting wines that are coming from this vast area. FRIDAY, MARCH 31 Music & Wine – Top Hits from the 80’s and 90’s | 7-9pm $25 The first time we did our music and wine class we were amazed at how the music changed the experience of the beverage in the glass. This time we’re using the hits from the 80’s and 90’s as our muse for picking the pairings and then we’ll try them with and without the music. Get ready to see for yourself if the music can change your experience in the glass.

Sparkling Wine Cocktails

French 75 • 1 oz. gin • 1⁄2 oz. simple syrup • 1⁄2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice • Brut Champagne or a dry sparkling white wine • Lemon twist, to garnish Combine gin, simple syrup and lemon juice in shaker over ice. Shake well and pour into Champagne glass and top off with Champagne or sparkling wine and add lemon twist as garnish. Sparkling Ginger Mint Juleps • 6 oz. ginger beer • 2 oz bourbon • 6 - 8 mint leaves • Ice Muddle the ginger beer, 3 mint sprigs and bourbon together in a glass until the mint has released its flavor. Fill the glass with crushed ice, then garnish with remaining mint sprig. (Drink can be strained after muddling and before adding ice if preferred).

We are excited to open the door to Alberta’s most anticipated loyalty program the WP Cellar Club. taste arn Visit our website for full details! enjoley


Local celebrities and amazing hors d’oeuvres from the city’s finest restaurants

Saturday, April 8th 2017 • Doors 6:30 pm Willow Park Wines & Spirits Tickets $100 | VIP Tickets $125

Amanda Rae Cross and Kyle Shewfelt go head to head at Celebrity Hors d’Oeuvres 2016

Join us for Calgary’s Famous Food Frenzy! 403-294-7402 | ATPlive.com

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NEW FOR 2017

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO FESTIVAL Ask any wine enthusiast to name a couple of their favourite wines or wines they have on their bucket list to enjoy and no doubt the wines of Brunello di Montalcino will be mentioned. Our team has put together a quick Brunello 101 so that wine enthusiasts of all levels can understand why these wines are so highly regarded. 1. The wines of Brunello di Montalcino are considered to be some of Italy’s most prestigious red wines. The vineyards surround the town of Montalcino, which is located south of Florence in the famous wine area of Tuscany.

3. Brunello’s cannot be released for sale until 5 years after harvest or 6 years for wines labeled as Riserva’s. While the wine is at the winery it must be aged for at least 2 years in oak barrels and 4 months in bottle (6 months for Riserva’s).

5. Rosso di Montalcino is declassified Brunello di Montalcino, or also known as Brunello’s baby brother. These wines are released for sale 18 months after harvest, and are a wonderful way to sample a lighter version of this majestic wine style.

2. The by law must be made from 100% Sangiovese, known as Brunello in the region. The vines thrive around Montalcino, which is known as the hottest, dryest area within the Tuscan region. This environment helps to produce deep, intense and age worthy wines.

4. Brunello’s are age worthy wines with many best when laid down for 10 – 30 years depending on their vintage. They are delicious when served with hard cheeses such as pecorino or red meat dishes that have a mushroom or truffle accompiant.

For more information contact Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz: 403.296.1640 x 263 wineroom@willowpark.net

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NEW! WINE & CHEESE FESTIVAL

Offsite Event

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM We’re so excited to bring you a brand new festival that will bring together the worlds of wine and cheese in a way that you’ll be able to learn and taste like never before. When you arrive at the festival you’ll be given a Wine & Cheese Passport that you’ll have fun getting stamped as you visit different areas of the world all in the comfort of our festival cellar. If you love wine and cheese or just want to discover more about it you won’t want to miss this event that’s sure to become a winter tradition.

TICKETS: $50 Get tickets online at willowparkwines.com

TASTE-TO-BUY SALES Willow Park Wines & Spirits sales are a “Taste to Buy” experience. Almost all of the wine, beer & spirits featured are also open for tasting. “Try before you buy” is our motto and we will be happy to pull the cork on almost everything featured during each sale. SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 | 11am-5pm Australian Wines SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 | 11am-5pm Spanish Wines SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 | 11am-5pm Portuguese Wines & The Fortified SATURDAY, MARCH 4 | 11am-5pm Sale-a-Bration Anniversary Sale *See page 13 for more details

VALENTINES AT VINTAGE

A BORDEAUX FOOD & WINE EVENT Presented by Benoit Brumeau, International Export Director, Jean Michel Cazes

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 | 6:30PM VINTAGE CHOPHOUSE Join us at Vintage Chophouse in the beautiful private dining room for an exclusive Valentines dinner of classic Bordeaux wines paired with famous steakhouse dishes. Benoit Brumeau will present Bordeaux wines from Pessac Leognan, Paulliac and St Estephe, 3 of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations. Vintage’s Director of Wine Dean Norris has selected two special wines from the Jean Michel Cazes Vineyards as exclusives to the Vintage Group. Guests at this event will be the first to taste these two delicious selections. Of course the grand finale of the evening will be a late vintage of the famed Chateau Lynch Bages. Will you be able to guess the vintage? This dinner is limited to 24 guests. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

TICKETS: $150 Ticket information available online at Willow Park Wines & Spirits

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 | 11am-5pm St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Whiskey SATURDAY, MARCH 25 | 11am-5pm Sparkling Wines Benoit Brumeau, Jean Michel Cazes

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THANK YOU

With your help, we raised over $300k for local charities Our enthusiastic audience, generous vintners and top notch restaurateurs created an unforgettable event!

Sheldon Kennedy with Co-Chairs Suzanne & Scott Henuset

Wayne Henuset enjoys the night with friends

Taittinger’s Mermaid

Rod & Sharron Maxwell, Karen Henuset, Kristi & Larry Lindholm

The Fairmont Palliser Culinary Team

Suzanne, Liz & Scott Henuset

Michael & Mylin Henuset

Nadine Wightman with Reid & Karen Henuset

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23rd CHARI T Y W I N E AUCT ION in support of the

Jewels Sea of the

THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS & TOP CHEFS: Azuridge Estate Hotel ~ Barcleona Tavern ~ Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant ~ Bottlescrew Bills & Pub Calgary Stampede ~ Catch & The Oyster Bar ~ Cibo ~ Crickle Creek Coffee ~ Double C Cappuccino ~ Earls Kitchen & Bar The Fairmont Palliser ~ The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ~ Foreign Concept ~ Great Events ~ Thomsons Restaurant Kinjo Sushi & Grill ~ La Chaumiere ~ North Sea Fish ~ Vintage Chophouse Tavern ~ The Westin Calgary Whitehall ~ Worldwide Specialty Foods Ltd. ~ Yellow Door Bistro THANK YOU TO OUR VINTNERS: Arcanum ~ Big Rock Brewery ~ Bouchard Pére et Fils ~ Carpineto ~ Chateau Lassegue ~ Ciroc ~ Domaine Faiveley Escorihuela Gascón ~ Grand Marnier ~ Hartford Family Winery ~ Inniskillin Ice Wine ~ J Lohr Vineyards & Wines José Maria da Fonseca ~ Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve ~ Maison Louis Jadot ~ Maison Louis Latour ~ Michael David Winery Michele Satta ~ Robert Mondavi ~ Rodney Strong Vineyards ~ St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery ~ Sterling Vineyards Stonestreet Estate Vineyards ~ Taittinger ~ Terralsole ~ The Fladgate Partnership ~ Tolaini ~ Wagner Family of Wine Wairau River ~ Wolf Blass ~ Zenato Winery THANK YOU TO OUR VINTAGE DONOR:

THANK YOU TO OUR CHAMPAGNE DONORS:

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2017 WINE EXCURSIONS Take wine enjoyment and education to the next level. Our travel partner, Linda

Evasiuk, offers tours to some of the most exciting wine lover destinations in the

world. Tours are led by a Willow Park Wines & Spirits Trusted Expert, and feature

intimate and exclusive visits to the world’s top wine regions. Meet the winemakers. Explore the cellars. Sink your teeth in to the local lore, food and history. For more information about any of the following tours, or to

place your name on the interest list for future adventures, email Linda at linda@wptours.net or call 281-509-5565.

What our guests are saying: “The camaraderie, fun and knowledge gained was only surpassed by the excellent wines and people from the wineries that we were so privileged to meet and spend time with. A trip not to be missed” Kim O. “Willow Park Wine Tours are truly amazing!! Everything is top of the line and very well organized. It is wonderful to show up for the start of the tour and have nothing to worry about until it comes to an end. Best way to tour wine regions I have ever seen” Jim F. “Fabulous trip! Michael Bigattini and Linda Evasiuk are outstanding hosts, very well organized and able to arrange tours of all the top wineries. The sights, smells and tastings were all amazing - I don’t have a highlight as it was all truly special.” Dave B.

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“Being part of the Tuscany trip gave me the opportunity to enjoy tasting the best wines from the cellars we visited. Meeting each host family and sharing their history and favourite food of the region was a memorable experience for me. Stopping at the oldest butcher shop in the Sienna region was also a highlight.” Gail F. “I have been on two wine tours and I can truly say they were nothing short of outstanding. Every detail was looked after and everywhere we went we were treated like royalty, not to mention having Michael Bigattini, the living wine encyclopedia, lead us through not only the wine but the history of each place we visited. This is a “can’t miss adventure” for anyone who loves wine.” Kevin S.


Vino E Cucina Sunday, May 29th – Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Join Willow Park Wines & Spirits Trusted Expert, Peter Smolarz,

from Sunday, May 21st – Saturday, May 27th, 2017. For the tenth

year, we will lead a fun filled week of wine tasting, cooking classes and extravagant gourmet eating in the heart of Chianti. We will

take side trips to Montalcino and Montepulciano. As you visit several of Tuscany’s finest wineries, your palate will become attuned to the nuances of the Sangiovese grape. You will learn about

traditional wine making techniques and the latest trends. You will be welcomed into the homes of famous winemakers, share their table and discover how passion drives the wine business. PRICE - $4,200 CAD

Includes 6 night hotel stay, planned meals, tours and tastings, tour transportation and scheduled transfers from and to the Siena train station. A $500 deposit confirms your booking. JUST ADDED! - Italy June 11th - 17th, 2017

Many of our loyal travelers have been asking for new regions to

be explored in Italy. Details have not been nailed down but Trusted

Expert, Peggy Perry will be leading a group the week of June 11th,

2017 to the home of Super Tuscans, Bolgheri, and then north to the Piedmont. There will be visits with several Super Tuscan Producers

including Ornellaia, Satta and Sassicaia, dinners on the beach and

a chance to work in the vineyards. In Barolo and Barbaresco you will

visit Gaja, SCAVINO, Viberti, Rocco and others. Look for more details with pricing on WPTOURS.NET!

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2017 FRANCE

CLASSY BORDEAUX SEPTEMBER 10th-16th, 2017 CALLING ALL WINE LOVERS! Prepare to experience spring in Bordeaux with Willow Park Wines & Spirits’ Trusted Expert, Peggy Perry, and immerse yourself in the ultimate wine lovers’ destination. Enjoy intimate and exclusive visits to many of the prestigious Château of the region and taste some of the most famous wines in the world. A team of winemakers along with our Trusted Experts will lead you through an itinerary that blends wine, food, history, and fun. We have planned a gold medal tour of iconic estates and dining at world class restaurants. Private tours and tastings at some of the jewels of Bordeaux, filling your day with visits to one magnificent estate after another. Accommodations move from the charming setting in the midst of vineyards at your chateau in St Julien, to the modern rooms in the city of Bordeaux adjacent to the Garonne River. Begin the day with a walk or jog

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through the vineyard trails, or just enjoy a leisurely French breakfast. Each day our private coach will escort you to destinations throughout Bordeaux, and return you every evening to your cozy room. Our journey will take you to historical sites, quaint villages and dazzling scenery. This is a trip for all the senses! PRICE $4,400 CAD + GST Your adventure includes six nights’ accommodation, planned daily meals, winery tours and tastings and private coach. Final details to be confirmed. Trip is limited to 16 participants. Contact Linda Evasiuk at 281.509.5565 or linda@wptours.net www.wptours.net for more information.


NEW! SCOTLAND 2018

DRAMS AND YARNS APRIL 2018 GET READY FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Join Trusted Experts David Michiels and Debbie Grove for WP Tours first trip to Scotland. Beginning in Speyside, your first few days will find you at the Speyside Whisky Festival. This annual event held the last weekend in April is a must for all Scotch lovers. There will be opportunities to meet famous distillery personalities and taste the full range of Speyside Whiskies. Your home base will be Elgin with attendance at many tasting events and visits to famous estates like Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich and Balvenie. After getting your fill in Speyside, the tour continues to Inverness to visit the Highland region. Here you will visit with Alberfeldy, Glenmorangie & Balblair. Your week includes 5 nights’ accommodations, ground transportation, all tours, tastings and meals. Plus tickets to Speyside Whisky events and opportunities for one-on-one time with distillers. Trip is limited to 16 participants. PRICE TBD Check www.wptours.net for more information coming soon! Contact Linda Evasiuk at 281.509.5565 or linda@wptours.net

David Michiels Scotch Expert

Debbie Grove Trusted Expert

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Buy 2015 Bordeaux at Willow Park Wines & Spirits

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2017 Winter Events Calendar