Century Varietal Club Tasting

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Algonquin College, International Restaurant (H101) 1385 Woodroffe Avenue

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 Altesse, Moschofilero, Harslevelu, Traminer, Feteasca Alba or some other esoteric varietal?

We are pleased to offer the third Century Club tasting of our on-going quest to experience and learn about out-of-the-ordinary grape varietals and with the goal of tasting over 100 different grape varieties.

A few things to note for this tasting:

  • new venue: Algonquin College’s International Restaurant
  • new time: 6:30pm start time
  • new format: appetizer/small plate offered with each flight

Part of the National Capital Sommelier Guild mission is to provide opportunities for wine enthusiasts and sommeliers to broaden their knowledge of wine. Exposing our members to some of the interesting wine regions and unique varietals that are out there and giving them the opportunity to explore the wine world beyond Cabernet and Chardonnay sounded like a lot of fun!

The Guild has put together a series of Century Varietal Club events which feature 12 to 14 different varietals at each tasting with the goal of eventually tasting 100 different varietals or more. This is not as daunting a task as it seems, after all, you?ve probably tasted 10-20 different grapes without even knowing it. Not only is this a chance to taste many new and notable grapes, there?s the thrill of the hunt as well!

Our Century Varietal tasting events will focus on the single varietals and we will run these tastings as we collect interesting and unique samples. To help you track your progress, we’ve provided a form with over 150 grape varieties which can be found on the Guild web site. As a result of tasting on your own or at one of the Guild?s Century tasting events, you?ll be able to keep track of your varietals. When you hit the century mark, you will earn a spiffy Century Club Certificate of Achievement. The whole thing works on the honour system so BEWARE! Should you lie, may the wrath of Bacchus curse your palate!

Members: ($44+HST) $49.72
Sponsored Guests: ($49+HST) $55.37

To register, please go to http://ncsg-century-varietal-club-2014-10-08.eventbrite.com.