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Upcoming events

Vintages Pre-Release Tasting—Rhône and Fresh Whites—Have your say!

Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street, Suite C108

Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Hermitage, Côte Rôtie, are all venerable and evocative names in the lexicon of any wine enthusiast. Come and join us as we explore these and some of the Côte-du-Rhône and Côte-du-Rhône Villages appellations of the Rhône river valley. The tasting will be in a wine tour style with thematic flights that express the geographic and oenological diversity of the Rhône, as we tour northward from Avignon to Vienne. Read more »

California Dreaming (More Than Just Cabernet and Chardonnay)!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street, Suite C108

California offers so many more options than just Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay that it deserves some attention in a focused tasting that will not only showcase the wines that we know, but also some that we aren?t as familiar with. The tasting will be a mix of both unique varietals as well as some premium examples of the wines we know and love. Read more »

Annual General Meeting 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Algonquin College Hospitality Amphitheatre
Room H102 (across from Wine Lab) 1385 Woodroffe Avenue

The Guild’s Annual General Meeting is part business and part social event. A (very) brief summary of the year’s activity and financial status will be followed by an election to fill Board of Director positions being vacated for 2013-2014. While the votes are tallied, members will be given an opportunity to provide feedback about the Guild and Guild events, and address questions to the retiring Board. This will be followed by a reception where food and wine will be served. We look forward to seeing you.

This event is for Guild members only.

Members only: No Charge

To register, please go to http://ncsg-agm-2014-06-10-11519353697.eventbrite.com

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From the wine community

Tasty Travels

Melanie Allen is a graduate of the Algonquin Sommelier Program and current Guild member. Here is a link to her blog http://www.tasty-travels.ca/niagara-peninsula-wine-region.html which inlcudes a trip she and her husband took to Niagara last July.

StatsCan on Alcohol

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages, for the year ending March 31, 2013. Check it out at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/140410/dq140410a-eng.htm.

Magnotta Wine Store

By Brian Brian Preston, The Travelling Sommelier

I am an exuberant supporter of the wines that Magnotta has consistently put out over the years and, like Michael Pinkus of www.OntarioWineReview.com says, any Ontario winery that can fight and beat the LCBO is a winner in my books. All one has to do is try their products and be amazed at the quality and price value because they do not sell through the LCBO, which increases wine costs by over 50%! Read more »

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