Discover Tutored Tastings

Why not rely on a pro?

Our Tutored Tastings let you do just that as one of our expert Product Consultants reveals a whole new approach to our products in lively and engaging seminars.

Greater Toronto Area

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JULY

 

MONDAY, JULY 7 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
CANADIAN MICRO BREWERY BEERS AND CHEESE - $45
An expert Product Consultant presents a sampling of some of our nation's best beers from a variety of microbrewers. Discover the diversity of beer flavours and see how they are enhanced with some unexpected - and delicious - cheese matches. Surprise yourself and your guests with some great combinations! Includes a food-matching segment.

 

MONDAY, JULY 14 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE MALTS - $65
Join us as we explore Scotland's gift to the world of spirits. From the Highlands to the Lowlands, from Islay to Campbeltown, each area produces a distinctive and unique spirit. Discover your favourite as we venture on a tasting tour of Scotland's "water of life." Sign up early as this very popular class sells out quickly!

 

AUGUST



MONDAY, AUGUST 11 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
SUMMERTIME SPARKLERS FOR EVERYDAY - $35
Anytime can be bubbly time. Sip and savour a wide range of sparkling wines, while discovering how versatile they are for summer and learning how to incorporate them into everyday menus.

MONDAY, AUGUST 18 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
90+ WINES - $40
Insider alert: An expert Product Consultant reveals some of VINTAGES' best-kept secrets, highlighting budget-friendly vintage wines that have all scored 90+ points from wine critics.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JUNE

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COOL SUMMER SIPS – $30
Patios, barbecues and cottages are just around the corner. Join us for a sampling of beer, cider and coolers perfect for summer entertaining.

 

JULY

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
SALUTE CANADA: CANADIAN MICRO BREWERY BEERS - $30
Sample some of our nation's best beers and discover the diversity of beer flavours and how they are enhanced by some unexpected food matches. Surprise yourself and your guests with some great combinations! Includes a food-matching segment.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
OPEN AIR ENTERTAINING - $30
Discover the hottest wines to complement your barbecue! Whether with light seafood or hearty steaks, we have a variety of wines to match your menu. This class is a must for those who love to entertain.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
THINK PINK! - $30
Rosés continue to be a hot wine story. Versatile and flavourful, they make great food partners and refreshing sippers. An expert Product Consultant shares a selection of classic and trendsetting rosés specially selected from around the world and perfect for summer entertaining.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
SUMMER WHITES - $30
Venture beyond the familiar Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Evaluate the exotic aromas of Muscat, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Grigio - just the thing for summer sipping.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
GREAT WINES, GREAT VINTAGE AND GREAT VALUE! - $35
Balance the budget! Discover all that wallet-friendly wines have to offer. An expert Product Consultant will surprise you with an unexpected selection of quality wines, all under $30.

 

AUGUST

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
HOT CLIMATE WINES - $30
Discover the ripe flavours of wines from some of the world's hottest wine regions. An expert Product Consultant presents an assortment of bold, fruity, velvety and spicy wines from Australia, Spain, southern Italy and more.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
SMART BUYS: GREAT FINDS ON A BUDGET - $25
Exceptional wines, rich in flavour and all under $20 a bottle. Sound too good to be true? It's not. From full-bodied whites to intense reds, discover premium tastes for the budget-conscious connoisseur.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
BACKYARD ENTERTAINING - $35
This barbecue season, make your backyard the place to be! An expert Product Consultant reveals everything you need to know about matching summer wines, beers and cocktails to your favourite grilled foods. This is a class not to be missed!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
ITALY: TRADITION AND INNOVATION - $35
Discover the quality and variety of fine Italian wines. From Piedmont and Veneto in the north through to the islands in the south, taste classic examples and modern expressions of the wines of Italy.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JULY

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
DECK AND COTTAGE WHITES - $30
Looking for a change from Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio? Venture beyond these two summer staples and taste white grape varietals that you may not have experienced before, all of which can be enjoyed whether you're sitting by the lake at the cottage or having a stay-cation in Puerta Backyarda.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
MATCHING FOOD AND OUR CRAFT BEER - $35
Oh, Canada! Sample some of our nation's best craft beers and discover the diversity of beer flavours when sipped alone and when paired with some surprising food matches. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer.
Includes a food-matching segment


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
WHISKY OR WHISKEY? - $45
Canada, Scotland, Ireland and the U.S. all have a rich history in distilling grains and creating a delectable golden spirit, but what about the lesser known Whisky-distilling countries like Japan, Wales and India? They all start out with grains but have a vastly different style to each of them. Travel the world and discover them tonight.

 

AUGUST

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
RED WINES FOR THE BBQ - $30
When there's smoke in the air from all those delicious meats and veggies roasting on the BBQ, think red wine. Come and learn what reds best match the casual charred and caramelized dishes your backyard chef is creating.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
SUPRISINGLY FOOD-FRIENDLY SPARKLERS - $40
Make any casual evening go pop! Sparkling wine is a perfect match for everyday flavours from salty, spicy and fried to creamy and sweet. Discover our favourite bubbles, ranging from light and fruity to rich and complex and everything in between, picked for any day and any budget. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer.
Includes a food-matching segment


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
WINES ON A BUDGET - $25
The hustle and bustle of end-of-summer shopping tends to put a strain on everyone's pocketbook this time of year. Tonight we're going to discover some of the delicious and reasonably priced wines perfect for wallet-friendly entertaining.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JUNE

 

June 25 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM (ONE HOUR)
PREMIUM SINGLE MALT SCOTCH – $50
Here’s a unique opportunity to sample some of Scotland’s rarest and finest malts. Enjoy an educational tasting of premium single malt and experiment with intriguing food pairings.

 

JULY & AUGUST

 

Thursdays July 3, 17 & 31 – August 14 & 28 | (Please contact store for available times)
SNEAK PEEK – VINTAGES PRE-RELEASE TASTINGS – $5
Try before you buy! Join our Product Consultant for an enjoyable evening sampling a selection of products from the upcoming VINTAGES release. This forum is also an excellent opportunity to discover highlights from the release. Do not delay – our Pre-Release classes sell out quickly!


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JUNE

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
EUROPE VS. NEW WORLD – $30
Experience a structured blind tasting challenge of grape varieties from the Old World and the New World. Discover how each grape's character is affected by different climates and gain a new understanding of how to taste wine.

 

JULY

 

THURSDAY, JULY 3 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
WINE AND CHEESE CHALLENGE: FRANCE VS. ITALY - $45
Challenge your senses during a blind tasting that pairs fabulous wines with delicious cheeses from France and Italy. From lighter styles of cheese to heavier, robust options, come and experience the diversity of flavours that will tantalize your taste buds. Sign up early and don't miss out! Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


THURSDAY, JULY 10 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
EUROPE VS. THE NEW WORLD - $30
Compare the same grape varieties of Old World Europe with those from the New World. This interesting tasting will demonstrate how different climatic conditions affect the characteristics of grapes, such as Syrah, Shiraz and Pinot Noirs, in different regions.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
GREAT WHITES AND REDS FOR THE BBQ - $30
An expert Product Consultant presents some of the best choices from our latest VINTAGES release to enhance your summer fare. You'll discover some great finds, both red and white, whether for seafood or meat.

THURSDAY, JULY 17 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
WONDERFUL WINES OF NEW ZEALAND - $40
A winemaker's craft is truly the art of blending, as grape varieties have their own individual flavours and show completely different sets of attributes when skillfully combined with other grapes. An expert Product Consultant conducts an informative tasting of single varietals and some beautiful blends matched to regional cuisine, such as lamb burgers and raspberry pavlova. This class fills up quickly so sign up today! Includes a food-matching segment.
Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


THURSDAY, JULY 24 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE MALTS - $60
Come and join us as we explore Scotland's gift to the world of spirits. From the Highlands to the Lowlands, from Islay to Campbeltown, each area produces a distinctive and unique spirit. Discover your favourite as we venture on a tasting tour of Scotland's "water of life." Sign up early as this very popular class sells out quickly!

THURSDAY, JULY 31 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
IRISH BEER WITH FARE - $35
Ireland has long been the land of dry stout, yet it boasts some fantastic ales as well. Discover a range of brews, taste how well they pair with light food matches of potted shrimp and lamb pot-pie and gain a new appreciation of what this island has to offer. Includes a food-matching segment. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment

 

AUGUST

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
TRENDY WINES OF SPAIN WITH TAPAS - $40
Spanish wines entice! Sample a selection of wines from one of the most exciting wine-producing countries of the Old World matched with delectable tapas such as Serrano-wrapped shrimp with black olive tapenade and spicy chorizo-stuffed mushrooms. Includes a food-matching segment. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE - $30
California produces 90% of the wine made in the U.S. and ranks fourth among the world's wine-producing countries with over 700 wineries. An expert Product Consultant presents some classic wines that embody this impressive output and the wine culture of this region.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
WHITE WINES FROM ALSACE AND THE LOIRE - $30
For some fresh ideas for your summer wine selection, don't miss this comparative tasting of noteworthy Alsace varietals, such as Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Riesling, followed by classic Loire whites, including Sancerre, Vouvray and Pouilly-Fumé.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
CANADIAN MICRO BREWERY BEERS - $35
Rediscover the brews that are drastically changing the Canadian beer landscape. Come and experience what beer lovers are raving about from IPAs to pale ales and bitters. Our craft-brewing industry has taken off with a variety of styles to please everyone's palate, and each will be paired with some surprising food combinations! Includes a food-matching segment. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


THURSDAY, AUGUST 14 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
BUDGET-FRIENDLY WINES - $30
Everyone has a budget. Join us in a blind tasting to compare wines of similar styles over and under the $15 divide. Does paying more mean better quality? Let your palate decide, you may be surprised!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
SOUTHERN FRANCE'S WINE REGIONS - $30
Join us on a tour of southern France as we explore the wine regions of Languedoc, Provence and Bordeaux to name a few. From spicy Syrah and Grenache-based reds to rosés, Cabernets and Petit Verdots, these wines are bound to please a wide variety of palates and tastes.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
JUST IN FROM ARGENTINA - $30
From Mendoza Malbecs and Syrahs to aromatic Torrontes and classic Cabernet Sauvignons, Argentina's wine industry is now producing great wine from a full variety of grapes. Come and experience some of Argentina's best in this New World tasting.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

Western Ontario

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JUNE

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
BORDEAUX FANTASIA: LEFT BANK VS. RIGHT BANK – $100
Enjoy a rare glimpse into classic VINTAGES' products featured in programs past. These are the wines that many only dream of, including Château Cheval Blanc 1995, Château Latour 1999, Château Ausone 1995, Château Mouton Rothschild 1996, Château Petrus 99 and Château Palmer 1990. Live the fantasy life, if only for one evening! Includes a light food-matching segment.

 

JULY

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 | 6:30 -7:30 PM
FROZEN COCKTAILS FOR HOT SUMMER DAYS - $30
If history repeats itself, it's going to be hot this summer! Learn how to create six summer-friendly frozen drinks from fresh, light recipes inspired by the season's bounty to rich, creamy, sweet drinks and everything in between.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
BEER AND BURGERS - $40
Few could argue with this time-proven pairing, especially when it includes six distinctly different upscale burgers matched with a variety of beer styles from around the globe. Plus, take away some great entertaining ideas just in time for your Civic Holiday celebrations. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
MEDITERRANEAN WINES AND FOOD - $40
With France, Italy, Greece and Spain all bordering the Mediterranean Sea, we've got plenty of great wines to choose from for this class. We'll discuss the benefits of viniculture in this moderate climate and sample six wines from various regions, each paired with a typical food from that region. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment

 

AUGUST

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
WHITE WINES AND SUMMER FRESH FOODS - $40
Whether your favourite main course is a salad or freshly grilled seafood, we'll have a fabulous white on hand for pairing. Six summery menu items will be matched with whites from as many different regions to illustrate just how far you can move outside the box when serving white wines. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
RED WINE AND PASTA - $40
So many pasta dishes and so many red wines! Sample six different pastas paired with red wines from as many different regions and discover seemingly endless combinations for easy summertime entertaining. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
CLEARLY SOPHISTACTED COCKTAILS - $30
Learn how to prepare six fabulous summer cocktails using the "clear" spirits of gin, white rum, silver tequila, vodka, sake and grappa. Each cocktail will use one of these as its base, giving you inspired drink ideas for elegant entertaining.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JUNE

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 26 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
ONTARIO CRAFT BEER & BBQ – $30
Tonight we explore Ontario craft brews. As summertime and the outdoors beckon, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the diverse flavours and styles of Ontario craft beer. Each will be matched with delicious BBQ from Guelph’s own Borealis Grille & Bar. Now’s the time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy some local beer.

 

JULY

 

THURSDAY JULY 3 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
DISCOVER THE WINES OF CANADA — $40
Get the goods on wines from across Canada. Join us as we celebrate the quality of wines from B.C., Ontario and even into Nova Scotia. Tonight let’s discover a range of wines that have put Canada firmly on the international wine map.

THURSDAY JULY 10 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
NEW WINE, NEW ZEALAND — $30
In the last 20 years New Zealand wine has gone from near obscurity to world renown. Our expert Product Consultant will offer a range of fresh, crisp whites and rich, full-bodied reds from this small, but dynamic wine country.

THURSDAY JULY 17 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
COOL CLIMATE CHARDONNAY — $40
One of the most beloved grape varietals, Chardonnay is continually gaining popularity worldwide – especially in cool- climate regions like Ontario. Sample a range of Chardonnay wines from Ontario and other cool-climate regions of the world to discover what makes this grape so versatile and popular.

THURSDAY JULY 24 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
BEER & CIDER — $30
Looking to discover a new drink experience? There’s more to beer and cider than you might think. Learn how each one is produced and discover their similarities and differences. An expert Product Consultant will offer a sampling of specialty beers and artisanal ciders for your enjoyment.

 

AUGUST

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 7 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
CALIFORNIA NIGHTS — $40
From big, bold reds to rich, buttery whites, sample and discover the wines of California and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market. Our LCBO Product Consultant will present some hot new California wines for summer sipping.

THURSDAY AUGUST 14 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
“A” is for ARGENTINA — $40
Wine enthusiasts around the world are turning to the wines of Argentina for value, variety and quality. Experience the unique tastes of Argentinean wines, while expanding your knowledge of this interesting and diverse wine country. Tonight we discover why wine lovers the world over are giving wines from Argentina an A+.

THURSDAY AUGUST 21 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
THE SOUTH OF FRANCE — $40
Take a trip through France’s southern wine regions. Sample wines from Languedoc, Côtes du Rhône, Minervois, and more. Savour traditional Old World styles, while discovering some of the most modern and innovative wines produced in France today.

THURSDAY AUGUST 28 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
HOW TO TASTE — $30
You might think you already know how to taste, but do you really? Our Product Consultant will lead you through a fun exercise, awakening your palate, as well as your visual and olfactory senses. This is a session that will appeal to everyone.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

Eastern Ontario

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JULY

 

TUESDAY, JULY 8 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
DISCOVER CANADA - $40
Let's take a trip out of the Niagara Peninsula and discover the award-winning wines of Prince Edward County and British Columbia. An expert Product Consultant will wow your palate with a range of interesting wines that have put Canada firmly on the international wine map.

TUESDAY, JULY 15 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
THINK PINK! - $35
Rosés continue to be a hot wine story during the summer months. Versatile and flavourful, they make great food partners and refreshing patio sippers. Don't miss this chance to sample a specially chosen selection of classic, and trendsetting, rosés from around the world.

TUESDAY, JULY 22 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
BEER & CHEESE FROM AROUND THE WORLD - $50
There's more to beer than you might think. Uncover the wonderful diversity of beer flavours and styles, and sample a selection of brews from around the world which we match with a variety of cheese. Discover some new favourites just in time for the glorious days of patio get-togethers and barbecues. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


TUESDAY, JULY 29 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
WHISKY AROUND THE WORLD - $60
Whisky or Whiskey? Scottish or Canadian? Irish or American? Taste the character of spirits made from malted barley, rye and corn, while discovering the similarities and celebrating the differences of whiskies from around the world! Don't delay - this class sells out quickly! Includes a food-matching segment.

 

AUGUST

 


TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
SUMMER SIZZLERS: OPEN AIR ENTERTAINING - $40
Whether with light seafood or hearty steak, experience some of the richest reds, the prettiest pinks and whites that will wow. An expert Product Consultant will reveal everything you need to know about matching summer wines to your favourite grilled foods.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
BEER AND CIDERS - $35
Get ready to pour some specialty beers and artisanal ciders, perfect for hot patio nights! Sample and discover the diversity of beer flavours (from strawberry to ginger) and cider notes (from apple to elderberry). The spotlight is on delicious and the newest flavours for the summer season.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
ECO-FRIENDLY: ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC OPTIONS - $45
Taste the flavours of "green" wines made without the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. Extremely aromatic and flavourful, these earth-friendly options are made with 100% organic grapes that balance with nature. Register early as this in-demand class sells out quickly. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
CHARCUTERIE AND SCOTCH: A DUO MADE IN HEAVEN - $75
From the Highlands to the Lowlands, Islay to Campbeltown, each area produces a distinctive and unique spirit. Discover your favourite on a tasting tour of Scotland's "water of life." Plus, to highlight the food-pairing versatility of Scotch, we're matching it with a selection of salami, chorizo, prosciutto and sausage. Sign up early as this class sells out! Includes a food-matching segment.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Please contact the participating store for details. Spaces are limited so book your place soon. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.


JULY

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
WHISKY CHALLENGE - $40
So you think you've mastered malt? Sample six unidentified whiskies from around the world and put your knowledge to the test. This sells out quickly, so register now to avoid disappointment.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
I LOVE CANADA - $30
The small-scale, cool-climate regions of Ontario are the source for wines versatile enough to be both ideal sippers and ultimate matches for food. Taste a selection of mouthwatering, award-winning wines made by our province's own innovative wineries.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
BLIND VALUE - $30
An expert Product Consultant presents a unique tasting experience with a wide range of unidentified wines. You'll discover key elements that determine quality and value, while refining your skills and challenging your senses.

MONDAY, JULY 28 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE MALTS - $50
From the Highlands to the Lowlands, from Islay to Campbeltown, each area produces a distinctive and unique spirit. Discover your favourite on a tasting tour of Scotland's "water of life." Sign up early as this very popular class sells out quickly.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
FRENCH WINE & CHEESE - $50
Back by popular demand, this class focuses on how to match French wine with French-style cheeses. Experience the diversity of flavours, and discover some of the best wine and cheese matches that France has to offer.

 

AUGUST

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
IS A WINE SCORE JUST A NUMBER? - $40
When a wine scores 90 or above with the critics, it's almost a guarantee of excellence. An expert Product Consultant explains the 100-point scoring system for rating wines and presents samples of some of this year's 90+ scoring wines. Tonight, you be the critic.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: NEW WORLD VS. OLD WORLD - $45
The king of red grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in almost all of the world's wine regions. Enjoy a selection of styles from around the globe discovering the difference between New and Old World varieties. Each wine will be accompanied by a bite-size food match - some of which may surprise you! Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
PASSPORT TO SCOTLAND - $50
Join us for a fun and informative evening as we travel around the country and explore the unique and distinctive Scotch offerings of each region.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
THE LATEST WINES FROM SPAIN WITH TAPAS - $40
Spanish wines entice! Try a selection of the best new wines from one of the most exciting wine-producing countries. Come, taste and learn as each wine will be presented with a sample-size food pairing bound to tantalize your senses. Perfect Pairings: Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer. Includes a food-matching segment

 

SEPTEMBER

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
PREMIUM CHILE - $35
Known for its great value wines, Chile is producing exceptional bottles worthy of serious attention. Tonight, discover our latest releases, as well as old favourites, and learn why enthusiasts around the world are turning to these wines for value, variety and quality.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es).

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