OCTOBER 2019 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 TasteDay Thursday – Introduction to the Wines of France 5:30-6:45pm $15 *NEW TIME Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating
DARRYL CORBETT TRUSTED EXPERT SPIRITS Favourite Drink: Anything Bourbon.
Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre, Châteauneufdu-Pape… it’s all French to me! This week’s TasteDay Thursday is dedicated to the formidable wine regions of France. The class will be led by Wine Room Manager Samantha Nelmes, who has just returned from France with a ripe perspective on French wines! After tonight; you’ll have no problem distinguishing exactly what’s in your glass, though your pronunciation might need some work! Bordeaux Master Class 7-8:30pm $200 Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating
ANNA MCNAMARA SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST Favourite Drink: Aperol Spritz, preferably on an Italian patio
MIKE SHADDOCK CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER,
Join Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz for a special tasting of the classified Crus of the left bank of the Medoc, where many of Bordeaux’s most famous estates are found. Peter tasted many of these top wines during his Spring 2019 visit to Bordeaux, giving him the latest insights on current vintages. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a comparative tasting with 3 of Bordeaux’s top estates, two vintages of each wine. The tasting will feature stunning wines from Château Pontet-Canet, Château Montrose, Château Margaux, and Château Léoville Barton. The 2016 vintage has just arrived, and you will be among the first to taste it with its strong left bank showing! The highly rated 2015 will also be part of this tasting. Our kitchen team will showcase some of Bordeaux’s most famous dishes to complement this incredible tasting!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 Bordeaux Festival 7-9pm $95 VIP Riedel Hour | 6-7pm | $125 Style: Walkabout Festival, Food and Tasting Stations, No Seating Our annual Bordeaux Festival is Calgary’s premier Bordeaux launch event, providing a unique and exciting occasion to taste the very best growths from the famed region! Join us in our Festival Cellar, where we’ll be tasting the best of Cru Bourgeois and Cru Classé alongside their enthusiastic producers. A sampling of decadent appetizers will be served, including duck cassoulet, beef filet in merlot sauce, pâtés, and a divine selection of French cheeses. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to explore the diversity, excitement and quality of the wines from France’s most famous region. VIP Riedel Hour includes early entrance into the festival, a chance to taste a premium selection of wine, and a complimentary Riedel stem. We welcome Chef Shawn & G.M. Cam of The Guild as our guest restaurant.
Flavours of France!
EVENTS & ECOMMERCE LOGISTICS Favourite Drink: Hoppy Craft Beer 15 | Willow Park Wines & Spirits