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Upcoming events

Summer Events!

On July 19, 2015, we will be having an event at the ballpark! This will allow us to pair ballpark food with wine and beer. It should be fun (and the team’s not bad either) and a departure from some of the summer events we’ve run in the past. Please hold the date for that one, we will be sending the registration out in the next week or so.

This summer will also see the return of a summer favourite, that being the Garden Party at Gay Cook’s place. This event is scheduled for the end of August. Keep an eye out for the email announcing both of these events.

Annual General Meeting 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Algonquin College Hospitality Amphitheature Room H102 (across from the Wine Flab)
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 2015-2016. Read more »

Century Club

Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street, Suite C108

Are you stuck in a rut, always buying the same wines or types of wine? Wondering what to try next? How about a glass of Mantonico Bianco, Ribolla Gialla, Insolia, Maceratino, Sylvaner, Carignan, Mavrodaphne or some other esoteric varietal? Curious? Then come out to our fifth installment of the Century Varietal Read more »

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From the wine community

U.S. Wines Reign Supreme in Canada as the #1 Import Category

Sales of California Wines surpass both Italy and France

Burlington, ON– For the first time in history, United States (U.S) wine imports, – 90 per cent from California – reached $1 billion in retail sales in 2014, surpassing Italy and France for the top spot in Canada. With a record 6.1 million cases (9L cases) being sold, Canada is now the largest export market for California wines. Read more »

Montreal Counterfeit Wine Ring Busted

i) Police bust Montreal counterfeit wine ring

Authorities allege the ring sold some 1.8 million bottles of wine over a four-year span

May 13, 2015
by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Police have dismantled a Montreal-area contraband wine ring that is accused of taking cheap Italian wine purchased in bulk and passing it off as a finer vintage. Read more »

The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine

The Deal with Sulfites in Wine

Those little words “Contains Sulfites” on the bottom of a label often stir up concern. What’s even more confusing is that the US is one of the only countries (along with Australia) that require bottles be labeled. So what gives? How much sulfites are in wine and how do they affect you? Time to get to the bottom of sulfites in wine and how they’re not as bad as you might think. Read more »

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