Wed, February 22, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
225 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7R1
To ward off the mid winter chill, the Guild has arranged a special evening at DiVino Wine Studio where guests will be treated to a delicious five course small plate dinner paired with a selection of Barolo and Barbaresco wines.
These wines from the Piedmont region of Italy, represent some of the best Italy has to offer and will pair beautifully with the menu created by DiVino’s chef.
Attendance will be limited to 24 guests so don’t forget to register early to avoid disappointment.
Members: $80.00 + HST = $90.40
Nonmembers: $90.00 + HST =$101.70
Thu, February 2, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street #C108 Ottawa, ON K1R 5B5
Mid-winter. Names like Avignon & Bandol & Catalunya, Sicily & Sardinia. Other names like Aglianico & Assyrtiko, Cariñena/Carignan & Garnacha/Grenache & Monastrell/Mourvèdre, Picpoul & Viognier & Vermentino. Still dry rosé, whether from Provence, Languedoc or Lebanon. Cava made from Macabeo, Parellada, & Xarello plus other varieties. Mediterranean is a climate & attitude. So regions in Australia, California & South Africa, for example, may provide a few “new world” selections within these broadened definitions. Vintages tends in early new year to offer many affordable & interesting wines of quality, warming the moods if not the weather. The theme this time suggests anticipation for great stalwarts and a few fine surprises.
Please register early. Members signed up by Saturday, January 28th, will be invited to suggest a few of their preferred choices. Requests will be considered for the final selection, particularly the popular items along with intriguing specific thematic suggestions.
The VPR is a great “try before you buy” tasting opportunity of wines from the upcoming Vintages release. A chance to sample some selected, expensive, highly reputed wines that might not cross your palate otherwise and perhaps also bottles offering exceptional price/quality ratios and affordable lesser-known premium quality products that are unique bargains.