LCBO Summerhill | 10 Scrivener Square,
M4W 3Y9 | 416 922-0403
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Spaces are limited so book your
place soon. Participants must be 19
years of age or older.
Wednesday, May 1 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
EXPERIENCE VENETO – $40
Arguably Italy’s most reliable area for consistency, Veneto produces 20%
of all Italian wines. Indeed, almost everyone’s heard of Soave, Valpolicella
and especially the renowned Amarone wines made in the scenic hills of
Valpolicella. Sip and savour a variety of these classics, each presented with
a light food pairing.
Thursday, May 2 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
CRUISE THE MEDITTERANEAN – $40
Don’t miss this unique experience which will transport wine fans to the
Mediterranean, with stops in Spain, France and Italy, as well as some other
ports of surprise! To further enhance the experience, the wines will be paired
with traditional Mediterranean fare.
Wednesday, May 8 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
CALIFORNIA’S WHITES AND REDS WITH CLASSIC FARE – $40
With an ideal climate for New World wines, California produces well-known
reds and whites, such as chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, as well as its own
renowned cabernets and zinfandels. Sample a specially selected range of
these favourite sippers accompanied by interesting food matches.
Wednesday, May 8 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHITE ON THE NOSE – $30
Embrace the exotic aromas of muscat, gewürztraminer and riesling. Sip,
assess and marvel at how these versatile wines suit any course and occasion.
Even red wine fans will appreciate this informative class.
Wednesday, May 15 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
CABERNET IS KING – $40
The king of red grape varieties, cabernet sauvignon is grown and
produced in many of the world’s wine regions. Tour the world of cabernet,
tasting and learning about its styles and unique characteristics with some
classic food matches.
Thursday, May 16 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WINE FROM “DOWN UNDER” – $30
From big and bold reds to ripe and buttery whites, discover what makes
Australian wines so hot as you savour “Down Under” selections from the
latest release. Great for wine aficionados, novices and those who love to entertain.
Wednesday, May 22 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WINE AND CHEESE – $45
Think outside the simple wine and cheese box. Discover some inspired
fine wine and regional cheese matches from around the world, learn simple
strategies for flawless pairings and explore cheeses you likely haven’t tried
before. Don’t miss out – this class fills up fast!
Wednesday, May 29 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WINES OF PIEDMONT – $30
Piedmont without a passport! Experience a selection of premium wines made
from the classic nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto grapes, as well as this region’s
best-known whites and sparkling wines.
Thursday, May 30 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PINOT NOIR FROM AROUND THE WORLD – $30
Ask any wine lover which wine was their first favourite and nine times out
of ten, it’s pinot noir. Join us as we challenge your senses with our latest
selection in a comparative tasting of pinot noir from Ontario, the Pacific
North West, New Zealand and, of course, its original home of Burgundy, France.
Wednesday, June 5 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GREAT WINES, GREAT VINTAGE AND GREAT VALUE! – $30
Balance the budget! Discover all that wallet-friendly wines have to offer. An
expert Product Consultant will surprise you with an unexpected selection of
quality wines, all under $30.
Thursday, June 6 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A TASTE OF TERROIR – $35
One of the most compelling components of wine is its ability to reflect where
it’s grown. Join us in this comparative tasting and discover how a wine’s origin
influences its character, colour, flavour and more.
Wednesday, June 12 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ARGENTINA’S MENDOZA – $30
With a dry climate and high average temperatures, Mendoza is by far the
largest of Argentina’s wine regions, producing around 70% of the country’s
wine. Fresh off our latest VINTAGES release, we’ll feature some of the grape
varieties grown in Mendoza, including cabernet sauvignon, malbec, syrah
Thursday, June 13 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ITALY: OFF THE BEATEN PATH – $35
Discover Italian grapes that were once almost extinct but are now enjoying a
comeback. Plus, explore the intricacies of the Italian appellation system and
gain a better understanding of wine regions once considered rustic but now
the source of excitement in Italy.
Wednesday, June 19 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
ITALY’S WINES AND CHEESES – $45
For the gourmand: discover the diversity of Italian wines through a structured
tutored tasting that pairs some of Italy’s most renowned and also lesser-known
wines with luxurious cheeses. This popular class fills up fast, so don’t delay!
Wednesday, June 26 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SOUTHERN RHÔNE– $40
With its Mediterranean climate, the southern Rhône is home to famous
red wines such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Côtes du Rhône and Tavel.
Join us this evening as we tour the region sampling some of its gems.
Thursday, June 27 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SOUTH AFRICA – $30
Explore wines from South Africa and learn about the country’s regional
styles, grape varieties (such as pinotage and chenin blanc) and winemaking
techniques. Discover the latest wines from our release and why aficionados
all over the world are seeking the wines indigenous to this region.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
WINE AND CHEESE CHALLENGE: FRANCE AND CANADA – $45
Challenge your senses in this blind tasting of fabulous wines and delicious cheeses from France and Canada. From lighter cheeses to heavier, robust styles, tantalize your taste buds and experience the diversity of flavours that both countries have to offer. Sign up early and don’t miss out!
THURSDAY, JULY 11 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
CALIFORNIA WINE CULTURE – $30
Did you know California produces 90% of the wine made in the U.S. and ranks fourth among the world’s wine-producing regions with over 700 wineries? Find out more as we sample classic wines from our latest VINTAGES release that embody the thriving wine culture of this region.
THURSDAY, JULY 11 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
ART OF THE BLEND – $35
A winemaker’s craft is truly the art of blending. Grape varieties have their own individual flavours and show a completely different set of attributes when skillfully combined with other grapes. An expert Product Consultant will explain all during a tasting of single varietals and beautiful blends.
THURSDAY, JULY 18 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE MALTS – $60
Join us as we explore Scotland’s gift to the world of spirits. From the Highlands to the Lowlands, from Islay to Campbeltown, each area produces a distinctive and unique spirit. Discover your favourite as we venture on a tasting tour of Scotland’s “water of life.” Sign up early as this very popular class sells out quickly!
THURSDAY, JULY 25 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
GREAT WHITES AND REDS FOR THE BBQ – $30
With warm-weather entertaining in mind, an expert Product Consultant presents some of the best wine choices from our latest VINTAGES release to enhance
your summer fare. Whether for seafood or meat dishes, discover some great and inspired finds!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
TRENDY WINES OF SPAIN WITH TAPAS – $45
Spanish wines entice! Join us for a tour of the Spanish countryside as we sample a selection of wines from one of the most exciting wine-producing countries of the Old World, all matched with some delectable tapas.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
FRESH FRENCH WINES – $30
Let an expert Product Consultant guide
you through the vineyards of France!
Sample mouth-watering wines from
regions such as the Loire, Alsace and
Burgundy, and grape varieties such
as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
Muscadet and more – all from our
latest VINTAGES release.
Find many more great VINTAGES tasting opportunities at vintages.com/events
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
SYRAH: FAMOUS FOR MANY OF FRANCE’S FINE WINES – $35
Syrah, the principal grape in the north of the Rhône Valley, creates strong, rich wines that, depending on the soil, are coloured with aromas of pepper, violet or raspberry – think big Côtes du Rhône, such as Côte Rôtie, and also Languedoc- Roussillon. Learn more about these and other Syrah-based wines in this highly informative class.
MONDAY, AUGUST 12 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
WINE AND CHEESE OF FRANCE, ITALY AND SPAIN – $45
Experience wine and cheese varieties traditional to the Old World. Discover the diversity and textures that have been developed from generation to generation as you sample some of the best each country has to offer. If you love matching wine and cheese, this class is a must!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
CANADIAN MICROBREWERY BEERS – $30
An expert Product Consultant presents a sampling of some of our nation’s best beers from a variety of microbrewers. Discover the diversity of beer flavours and how they are enhanced in some unexpected – and delicious – food matches. Surprise yourself and your guests with some great combinations!
MONDAY, AUGUST 19 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
BEYOND TUSCANY: ITALY’S OTHER WINE REGIONS – $30
Italy’s wine regions are vast and comprise a multitude of areas, including Emilia-Romagna, Campania and Umbria. Join us as an expert Product Consultant leads a tasting tour through these varied regions, featuring wines from our latest VINTAGES release.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
AUSTRALIA’ S WHITE WINES – $30
Australian wines have a reputation for quality, especially in white grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Sémillon, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, from regions like Clare Valley, Yarra Valley and Margaret River in Western Australia. Don’t miss this chance to sample examples of these flavourful wines.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
BEERS OF BELGIUM – $25
Belgian beers encompass centuries of experimentation, resulting in a complex range of brews from wheat beers to barrel-aged lambic fruit styles. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the wide variety of beers brewed in this tiny country.
Matching food with drink shouldn’t be a mystery. Sip and sample in our highly informative Perfect Pairings seminars, and learn how easy it is to complement menus with wine, spirits and beer.
Includes a food-matching segment
We reserve the right to cancel
or postpone classes (in which
case, participants will be
notified and fully reimbursed or
offered a credit). A refund or
transfer is available up to five
days before class(es) begin. No
refunds or transfers for missed