I guess since we are in June it would be a great idea to share some nice wine related events going on in Toronto this month:
Monday June 11: Wines of Germany
From 7-9pm @ Coupe Space (998 Queen Street East) with Jamie Drummond (Sommelier, Jamie Kennedy Kitchens)
“Fresh from his wine tour of Mosel, Rheinghau and Pfalz, Jamie shares obscure treasures from the oft-overlooked
vineyards of Germany. Jamie delights in bringing you surpirising gems in his trademark irreverent style.
Leiderhosen optional.” Cost is $75/person.
Tuesday June 12: Sip Ontario
From 7-9:30pm @ Fermenting Cellar (in The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street)
“Celebrating Ontario Wine Week is June 10 to 16, 2007. Amidst the historic backdrop of Toronto’s Distillery District you and your friends are able to explore premium VQA selections of more than 25 award-winning wineries and an extraordinary collection of Ontario Tourism’s Distinctive Getaway Chefs.” Cost is $50/person and you can order here.
Tuesday June 12: Chateau Leoville Barton
From 6pm @ Toronto Board of Trade (1st Cdn Place @ King & Bay)
The Toronto Vintners Club is hosting “A rare opportunity to taste 8 wines from Ch Leoville-Barton (1988 – 2002) from vintages rated good to excellent. Leoville-Barton is a “super 2nd” growth estate. Tasting has been opened up to the general public.” Cost is $80/non-member or $69/member.
Wednesday June 20: Energy Savings Group Wine, Whisky & All That Jazz
From 6pm @ Liberty Grand (25 British Columbia Rd, CNE Grounds)
“This cool combo of classic jazz, fine wines and rare whiskies is one of Toronto’s premier events. For those who are hip to collecting, there’s a fine wine auction with selections from some of the country’s best cellars. The evening features a lavish sit-down dinner in the Renaissance & Centennial Rooms followed by entertainment with Canadian chanteuse Holly Cole. ” Cost is $375/guest with proceeds going to Covenant House Toronto.
Thursday June 21: Summer Solstice Dinner
From 6:30pm @ The Boulevard Club (1491 Lakeshore Blvd. West)
Australian Wine Society “Once again we are celebrating this “Midsummer’s Day” at the Boulevard Club on Toronto’s waterfront. Our Cellarmaster has selected the wines and the Executive Chef has lined up a wonderful dinner. We meet at 6:30 outside on the deck overlooking Lake Ontario for bubbly and appetizers, then inside to the Solarium for a full four course dinner with wines. Wines will be matched with each course and a “sticky” with dessert to top off the evening. Last year we sold out very quickly, so book early.” Cost is $85/member or $95/non-member.
Note: If you wish to have your event listed at the Canadian Wine Guy site, use the contact page to drop me an email.