Vintages Pre-Release Tasting—Holiday Fizz— Have your Say!

Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute 440 Albert St, Suite C108

Blanc de Blanc or Blanc de Noir? Blanc or rosé? Brut or non-brut? Vintage or non-vintage? Champagne or méthode traditionnelle? Whatever your preference, the festive season always demands sparklers that tickle the tongue and delight the palate in gustatory celebration. Those that attended the VPR Fizz last year know what fun it is. Book early to avoid disappointment. Vintages has only one release in December and it always includes a great selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines to celebrate the season. Come and join the Guild at the Vendange Institute on December 8 for this special holiday Vintages pre-release tasting. Get a sneak taste at what will be in store for you to enjoy throughout the festive weeks leading to New Year’s Eve. Try something new or find a gem of value in the world of doubly fermented wines. The sparkling wines will be sourced from the December 10th release with some possible additions from earlier Vintages releases, Vintages on-line and the General List to round out the tasting.

All members signed up this event before Saturday, December 3rd will be invited to suggest a few of their choices of sparkling wines from the release and General List. We will consider those requests as we make the final selections for the tasting, particularly looking at popular items based on multiple responses along with any intriguing thematic suggestions.

We invite you to join those who make this Guild Signature Event a regular feature of their wine life. The VPR is an opportunity to “try before you buy” a number of wines to be released by Vintages on the following Saturday. Taste some selected expensive, highly reputed wines that might not cross your palate otherwise and also have the chance to discover wines offering exceptional price/quality ratios and affordable lesser-known premium quality products that are well-made bargains. Note that this tasting will be all sparkling wines. Guild Director Rod Story will lead this tasting again this year.

Members: ($50+HST) $56.50 Sponsored Guests: ($55+HST) $62.15

To register, please go to