NOVEMBER 2019 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 California Dreamin’ 7-9pm $60 VIP Riedel Hour | 6-7pm | $85 Style: Walkabout Festival, Food and Tasting Stations, No Seating
JEFF LEWIS REGIONAL MANAGER Favourite Drink: A Negroni, though others are debating this
CASSEY PAGALILAUAN GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Our annual California Dreamin’ festival offers a flavour packed evening! We’ll be joined by exciting restaurants and food purveyors delivering fabulous pairings for the bold and full-bodied wines of California. This year we welcome Robert Mondavi, Duckhorn, Freemark Abbey, J. Lohr, La Crema, St. Supery, Stonestreet, Rodney Strong, Wagner Family of Wine, Black Stallion, Jackson Family Estates and a selection of Exclusive Premiere Napa Valley barrels. Don’t miss out on this premier wine event for fans of all levels of great California wines! The silent auction at this event focuses on exciting large bottle formats seldom seen on the retail floor. VIP Riedel Hour includes early entrance into the festival, a chance to taste a premium selection of wine, and a complimentary Riedel stem.
Favourite Drink: Piña Colada, sipped straight out of a pineapple
PETER SMOLARZ DIRECTOR OF FINE WINES & PURCHASING Favourite Drink: The 1961 Château Palmer 22 | Willow Park Wines & Spirits
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Four Decades of Port - A Master Class with Taylor Fladgate’s Jorge Ramos 7-9pm $75 Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating We are excited to welcome back Jorge Ramos of Taylor Fladgate for an evening of incredible ports! He will be introducing us to the newly released 2017 Vintage Port alongside exclusive library selections of 1968 and 1969 special releases! Springbank Cheese Co. will be on hand with their signature cheeseboards to complement this extraordinary tasting.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Blind Vodka Tasting 7-8:30pm $25 Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating Do you consider yourself a vodka connoisseur? Do you think you can tell exactly what’s in your Moscow Mule or Martini? Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini is putting your vodka knowledge to the test with this brand-new blind vodka tasting! Prepare yourself for a lineup of vodkas ranging in style, origin, and price, you just might find some surprising new favourites! MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 11/11 Wine Sale Doors open at 10am Our November 11 Wine Sale has become an annual doorbuster for our customers, where we find the best buys and offer them at unbelievable prices. Regardless of the commotion, it is essential that we acknowledge the importance of day. At 11am, we invite you to join us in a moment of silence to pay tribute to those who have served Canada in ties of war, armed conflict, and peace. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Pairing Cocktails & Chocolate 7-8:30pm $45 Style: Stand-up Demo Tasting It’s time to indulge in two of our guilty pleasures; cocktails and chocolate! Tonight, our Trusted Experts will be pairing our favourite classic and original cocktails with decadent chocolatey treats provided by Wild Mountain Chocolate. Dessert lovers, this one’s for you!