A Word from Bill — January 2015

Your Board of Directors would like to wish all of our members a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We are looking towards a full slate of great events for you this year. In addition to our regular Vintages Pre-Release (VPR) tastings run at the Vendange Institute, you will also see a number of other events and dinners being hosted at some new venues.

Just a quick reminder that we have adjusted our membership rates this year. As many of the events that we are running are selling out earlier and quicker that in the past, we will be making sure that all attendees have a current membership for 2015. To ensure that you or your guest don’t miss any events please register for this year online. It’s a great deal at $25!

We have had some calls on the Guild Gala this year and it will be taking a break. After a number of years we have seen declining attendance for the formal event and thought it best to give it a rest in favour of trying another high-end event in the spring. We are currently in discussions with Signatures Restaurant on a concept that will combine great food paired with exceptional wines as well as incorporating some instruction on food preparation. If all goes well, the event will be planned around their new patio. Stay tuned for more details in upcoming newsletters.

In January, we are running two events: The first event is a continuation of our Century Club series and the second is a small plates and wine event at Algonquin College. In an attempt to provide good value after the holidays, both of these events are well priced and should sell out quickly so don’t wait to register.

I hope to share some good wine with all of you this year so looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!


Bill Ellis,