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.

In addition to Rhône and Rhône-style wines we will be looking for fresh white wines to honour the arrival of spring, and prepare our palates for summer sipping on the patio. As always, we will also be searching for gems in the LCBO’s latest release.

As is our pre-release tradition, all members who have signed up by Saturday, May 17, 2014, will be invited to suggest a few additions to the tasting from the release. We will consider these requests as we make our final selection, particularly looking at popular items based on multiple responses, and any intriguing thematic suggestions.

The VPR program is an opportunity to “try before you buy” some of the wines to be released by Vintages on the following Saturday. Taste some selected, expensive, highly reputed wines that might not otherwise cross your palate, and perhaps discover wines that offer an exceptional price to quality opportunity. You may find affordable, lesser-known premium quality products that are well-made bargains. This tasting will be led by Guild Director Andy Travill.

Members: ($40+HST) $45.20
Sponsored Guests: ($45+HST) $50.85

To register, please go to