Thu, October 26, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street Suite C108 Ottawa, Ontario
With Fall upon us, thoughts of drinking light fruity wines on the patio turn to thoughts of more robust wines paired with hearty stews and roasts next to a warming fire. The October 28th Vintages release is featuring premium Italian wines and big red New World wines. This stands to be a great tasting, and a good opportunity to taste some new releases geared to the season.
We encourage you to register early as all members signed up by Saturday, October 21, 2017, will be invited to suggest a few of their choices from the release. We will consider the requests as we make the final selection, particularly looking at popular items based on multiple responses along with any creative thematic suggestions.
The VPR is an opportunity to “try before you buy” a number of wines to be released by Vintages on the following Saturday. Taste some selected, expensive, highly reputed wines that might not cross your palate otherwise and also have the chance to discover wines offering exceptional price/quality ratios and affordable lesser-known premium quality products that are well-made bargains.
The tasting will be lead by Guild Directors Sean O'Regan and Greg Nyman.
Sponsored Guests: $ 79.10
Thu, October 12, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street #C108 Ottawa, ON
The Guild is resuming its wine Century Varietal Club series where interested members work their way to tasting one hundred different wines each made from a different variety of grapes.
Whether you are stuck in a rut always buy the same types of wine. Whether you are eager to discover new wines. Or, whether you simply like the thrill of the hunt in finding rare and esoteric single varietals. We think you will enjoy the challenge of tasting over 100 different grape varieties.
The concept of the Wine Century Club was created by a couple of New Yorkers with the goal of tasting 100 different grape varieties. While some may view this as extreme wine tasting, most will find it an exciting opportunity to expand their palate and broaden their knowledge of wines beyond the so-called noble varieties.
This Guild event will feature 12 to 14 different varietals toward the goal of eventually tasting 100 different varietals or more. This is not as daunting a task as it seems, since most people have probably tasted 10-20 different grapes without even knowing it and wine enthusiasts and sommeliers are likely to have sampled 25-40 single varietals already.
Our Century Varietal Club tasting events will focus on offering different single varietals every time and we will run these tastings periodically as we collect interesting and unique samples.
To help you track progress, we will provide a list of over 150 grape varieties. 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 Century Club Certificate of Achievement. The whole thing works on the honour system, but BEWARE should you cheat! The wrath of Bacchus may forever curse your palate.
Sponsored Guests: $ 60.85