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Apr. 2–5 Taste of Vail (Various events and venues; Vail, Colorado) – Kristin Yantis, Malen Yantis Public Relations, 970/949-7919, kyantis@myprco.com, www.tasteofvail.com
4 California Wine Fair (2–5 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa) – Brianne Hawley, 905-336-8932, brianne@calwine.ca
6 Keep Calm & Keep Carrying On (4–9 pm; In the Junction, 3030 Dundas Street West, Toronto; A fundraiser for Camp Ooch organized in memory of the late David A. Churchill) – Robin Sirutis, LCBO, robin.sirutis@lcbo.com
6–9 Vinitaly 2014 (Verona, Italy; Billed as the world's top exhibition in the wine sector with more than 4,000 exhibitors and 140,000 visitors) – www.vinitaly.com
7 California Wine Fair (11:30 am–2:15 pm, Luncheon; 2:30–5:30 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto) – Brianne Hawley, 905-336-8932, brianne@calwine.ca
8 Bourgogne's Wine Opportunity (Time/Venue t.b.a., Toronto; A seminar for media and sommelier organized by Bourgogne's Wine Council and hosted by top Bourgogne winemaker François Labet; Featuring a fabulous line-up of 15 delicious wines, showcasing a range of the region's finest offerings) – Maud Chaumet, Sopexa Canada, 416-921-8400, Ext. 3, maud.chaumet@sopexa.com
8 California Wine Dinner (George Restaurant, 111c Queen Street East, Toronto; Presented by L Sommelier Inc.; Featuring winemaker Keith Nichols of Paso Robles) Amanda Bradley, George Restaurant, 416-863-6006, ab@georgeonqueen.com
10 Regional Tasting ˗ Ontario! (7–9 pm; Vendage Institute, 440 Albert Street, Ottawa) – Bill Ellis, National Capital Sommelier Guild, sommelier6@gmail.com, www.sommelierguild.com
10 California Wine Dinner (Splendio, 88 Harbord Street, Toronto; Presented by L Sommelier Inc.; Featuring winemaker Keith Nichols of Paso Robles) Splendido, 416-929-7788, info@splendido.ca
15 East Meets West Winemakers' Dinner (6:30 pm, Sparkling Reception; 7:30 pm, Dinner; E11even Restaurant, 15 York Street , Toronto; Presented by Hobbs & Co.; Featuring Creekside Estate Winery and Quail's Gate Winery) – E11even Restaurant,   416-815-6750; 11events@mlse.com
22 Unique Lammershoek Chenin Blanc Vertical Tasting of Library Wines (6:30 pm, Reception; University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto; Hosted by Carla Kretzel of Lammershoek Farms & Winery) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca
24 Riccardo Tedeschi: From Verona With Love (6:30 pm, Reception; 7 pm, Dinner; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring winemaker Riccardo Tedeschi and a delightful seection of wines including, Soave, Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone, cru Amarone, Recioto, grappa and olive oil) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
24 Vintages Pre-Release Tasting – Bordeaux Values and Sparklers (7–9 pm; Vendage Institute, 440 Albert Street, Ottawa) – Bill Ellis, National Capital Sommelier Guild, sommelier6@gmail.com, www.sommelierguild.com
27 LCBO Promotional Turn 2 (What's Your Grape; April 27-May 24)
29 13th Annual Winnipeg Wine Festival (to March 3; May 1, Gala Wine Dinner & Auction, 6 pm Wine Reception, 7 pm Dinner; May 2, 7–10 pm; May 3, 1–4 pm and 7–10 pm; RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg; Featuring Australia as the theme country) – www.winnipegwinefestival.com
29 New Zealand in a Glass (1:30–2:30 pm, Regional Tour of New Zealand Pinot Noir Seminar -Sommeliers/Media/Wine Buyers only; 2:30–5:30 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Ranchman's Club, 710 – 13th Avenue SW, Calgary; Annual tasting featuring 13+ premium New Zealand wineries and more than 55 wines) – Robert Ketchin, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, nzwine@ketchin.com, www.nzwine.com/events
29 Wine Spectator's Grand Tour (7–10 pm; New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway Avenue, New York) – M. Shanken Communications, 212-684-4224, events@mshanken.com
30 Vintages Presents Château Margaux (6:30 pm, Reception; 7:15 pm, Dinner; Scaramouche Restaurant, 1 Benvenuto Place, Toronto; Paul Pontallier, Managing Director, showcases multiple vintages of Margaux as well as the estate's second wine, Pavillon; Aurélien Valance, Senior VP Commercial Director, shares plans for Château Margaux of the future) – LCBO VINTAGES Sales and Service Centre, 416-365-5767, 1-800-266-4764
May 1 New Zealand in a Glass (1–2:30 pm, Regional Tour of New Zealand Pinot Noir Master Class Seminar – Sommeliers/Media/Wine Buyers only; 2–4:30 pm, Trade Tasting; 6:30–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver; Annual tasting featuring 20+ premium New Zealand wineries and more than 80 wines) – Robert Ketchin, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, nzwine@ketchin.com, nzwine.com/events
1 Wine Spectator's Grand Tour (7–10 pm; Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.) – M. Shanken Communications, 212-684-4224, events@mshanken.com
3 Wine Spectator's Grand Tour (7–10 pm; The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard Suth, Las Vegas, Nevada) – M. Shanken Communications, 212-684-4224, events@mshanken.com
5 French Wine Connection 2014 (11 am–5 pm; Venue t.b.a., Vancouver) – Jérôme Chataigner, Ubifrance North America, French Trade Commission, 604 639 0924, jerome.chataigner@ubifrance.fr
5 New Zealand in a Glass (1:30–2:30 pm, Regional Tour of New Zealand Pinot Noir Seminar - Sommeliers/Media/Wine Buyers only; 2:30–5:30 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa; Annual tasting featuring 15+ premium New Zealand wineries and more than 75 wines) – Robert Ketchin, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, nzwine@ketchin.com, nzwine.com/events
5 French Wine Connection 2014 (11 am–5 pm; Venue t.b.a., Vancouver) – Jérôme Chataigner, Ubifrance North America, French Trade Commission, 604-639-0924, jerome.chataigner@ubifrance.fr
5 30.50 Imports Portfolio Tasting (By invitation only; 12–4 pm, Canoe Restaurant, 66 Wellington St. We., 54th Floor, Toronto) – info@3050imports.com
6 The Lifford Grand Tasting 2014 (2–5 pm; Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto) – Pauline Fortier, Lifford Wine Agency, 416-466-7049, paulinefortier@sympatico.ca, www.liffordwine.com
8 New Zealand in a Glass (1:30–2:30 pm, Regional Tour of New Zealand Pinot Noir Seminar - Sommeliers/Media/Wine Buyers only; 2:30–5:30 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; The St. James Cathedral Centre, 65 Church Street, Toronto) – Robert Ketchin, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, nzwine@ketchin.com, nzwine.com/events
9 20th Annual Ontario Wine Awards Gala Celebration (6–10 pm; Medal Awards Ceremony and five-course dinner paired with gold-medal winners; Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake) – Sandy Kurbis, 416-398-3335, Ext. 2#, sandy@forefrontcom.com, www.ontariowineawards.ca
11–19 Tour of Portugal (Tour of the Bairrada and Dao areas) – AnaBela Torboda, Portugal Wine Club, portugalwineclub@gmail.com, www.portugalwineclub.ca
12 Terroir Hospitality Industry Symposium (7 am, Registration; 8:30 am, Sessions; Arcadian Court, 8th Floor, Simpson Tower, 401 Bay Street, Toronto; This event brings together the innovative and creative influencers of Canada's hospitality industry including chefs, food writers, wine and food experts and business leaders) – Arlene Stein, Evergreen Brick Works, 416-596-1495, 1-888-426-3138, www.terroirsymposium.com
12 New Wines of Greece (Trade and Media Tasting; Time/location/details t.b.a.; Toronto) – George Athanas, 404-545-2323, gathanas@allaboutgreekwine.com
13 Potentino Pop-Up (Time t.b.a.; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; An event featuring the people and wines of Castello di Potentino) – Rob Groh, The Vine, 416-693-7994, thevine@robgroh.com, www.robgroh.com
20 Generation Riesling (11 am-12:30 pm, Special Trade and Media-Only Walk About Tasting; 12:30–2 pm, Tutored Lunch Pairing ; 2:15–4:15 pm, Agent/Winery Prospection Meetings; Arcadian Loft, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor, Toronto) – Lisa Ulrich, Wines of Germany, 905-637-2100, lisa@androscom.com
25 LCBO Promotional Turn 3 (Miami Cocktails; May 25-June 21)
27–29 Vinexpo Asia Pacific (Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong) – Anne Cusson, Vixexpo, +33 (0)5 56 56 01 68, presse@vinexpo.com, www.asiapacific.vinexpo.com
28 LCBO Elsie Awards Presentation – Registration details to be announced shortly; Catherine Tamburro, LCBO Sales & Marketing, 416-864-6794, catherine.tamburro@lcbo.com
29 24th Annual We Care Charity Golf Classic (6:30–7:45 am, Registration & Breakfast; 8 am Shotgun Tee-off; 12 Noon, Spa opens; 1:30 pm, Cocktails & Silent Auction; 3 pm, Early Dinner, Live Auction & Awards Presentation; Cardinal Golf Club, 2740 Davis Drive West, King; Maximum 288 golfers so register ASAP) – Tiana Rodrigue, Friends of We Care, 905-841-1223, trodrigue@friendsofwecare.org, www.friendsofwecare.org
Jun. 2–4 34th London Wine Fair (Olympia Conference Centre, London; Featuring 10,000 wines; Attended by 15,000 wine trade professionals from 79 countries) – www.londonwinefair.com
5 23rd Annual Camp Ooch Charity BBQ 2014 (11:30 am-2:30 pm; LCBO Queen's Quay, Store 217, 2 Cooper Street, Toronto; Rain date is June 6) – Rosa Forgione, 416-829-7715, oochbbq@gmail.com
9 Chianti Classico (Time/Venue t.b.a.; Toronto) – Piero Titone, Italian Trade Commission, 416-598-1566, Ext. 108, p.titone@ice.it, toronto@ice.it
12 Drinks Ontario Summer Luncheon (12:15 pm, Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto; An event for Drinks Ontario Members and non-Member guests) – Ian Campbell, Drinks Ontario, 416-699-9535, ian.campbell@drinksontario.com, www.drinksontario.com
14–16 VieVinum International Wine Festival (Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria; Bi-annual wine fair featuring 14,500 visitors and 500 winegrowers from 40 countries) – Dagmar Gross, +43 1 236 26 64, +43 676 319 31 89, dagmar@grosswerk.com
14–22 Niagara New Vintage Festival: From Vine to Wine (Various locations, Niagara Region) – Kimberly Hundertmark, Niagara Wine Festivals, 905-688-0212, kimberlyh@niagarawinefestival.com
22 LCBO Promotional Turn 4 (I Love Canada; June 22-July 19)
22–24 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (Grand Tasting Pavilion, Aspen, Colorado) – Lori Lefevre, 914-630-0961, lori@lorilefevre.com, www.foodandwine.com
28 St. Clair Uncorked (St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto; A one-day wine event for local businesses to discover and share wines of the world; Featuring renowned wine expert and sommelier Zoltan Szabo who will be working with member businesses to create memorable wine tasting experiences) – Hillcrest Village BIA, 647-478-8427, info@hillcrestvillage.com
Jul. 18–20 The Rebirth of Cool (White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, 253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara; The International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration 2014 features Chardonnays from over 60 of the world's foremost winemakers) – Dorian Andrewes, i4c, dorian@coolchardonnay.org, www.coolchardonnay.org
20 LCBO Promotional Turn 5 (Beer; July 20-August 16)
Aug. 17 LCBO Promotional Turn 6 (BBQ Central; August 17-September 13)
Sep. 13–28 Niagara Wine Festival: A Vintage Harvest (Various locations, Niagara Region) – Kimberly Hundertmark, Niagara Wine Festivals, 905-688-0212, kimberlyh@niagarawinefestival.com
14 LCBO Promotional Turn 7 (GoLocal – Ontario Wines; September 14-October 11)
26 NSLC Port of Wines Festival (Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax) – NSLC, 1-800-567-5874, www.mynslc.com
Oct. 12 LCBO Promotional Turn 8 (Whisky; October 12-November 8)
16 Newfoundland Labrador Wine Show (St. John's Convention Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland) – Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation, 709-724-1100, info@nlliquor.com, www.llliquor.com
16–18 Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience (New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway Avenue, New York) – M. Shanken Communications, 212-684-4224, events@mshanken.com
20 Stem Wine Group 10th Anniversary Family of Wines Gala Tasting (By invitation; Time/Venue t.b.a., Toronto) – Robert Tomé, Stem Wine Group, 416-548-8824, robert@stemwinegroup.com, www.stemwinegroup.com
22 Stem Wine Group 10th Anniversary Family of Wines Gala Tasting (By invitation; Time/Venue t.b.a., Ottawa) – Robert Tomé, Stem Wine Group, 416-548-8824, robert@stemwinegroup.com, www.stemwinegroup.com
28 9th Annual Chilean Grand Tasting (12:15–2:45 pm, Trade Seminar, RBC Glass Room, 4th Level; 2–5 pm, Trade Tasting for registered food and beverage industry professionals and media only; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Royal Ontario Museum, Peter F. Bronfman Hall, 2nd Level, 100 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto; Featuring 30 wineries and 150 wines with food pairings catered by Daniel et Daniel) – Lisa Ulrich, Andros Communications, 905-637-2100 or 416-637-2044, Ext. 124), lisa@androscom.com, www.winesofchile.ca
30 World Wine & Food Expo (to November 1; Moncton Coliseum Complex, Moncton, New Brunswick; “Atlantic Canada's #1 Wine and Food Event”) – 506-532-5333, info@wineexpo.ca, www.wineexpo.ca
Nov. 6–8 La Grande Dégustation de Montréal (Place Bonaventure, 800, De La Gauchetière Street, West, Montreal) – Catherine Lessard, Association Québécoise des Agences de Vins, Bières et Spiritueux Inc., clessard@lagrandedegustation.com, www.lagrandedegustation.com
6–9 29th Annual Ottawa Wine and Food Festival (Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa) – Ottawa Wine & Food Festival, 613-523-8355, jaime@ottawawineandfoodfestival.com, www.ottawawine andfoodfestival.com
9 LCBO Promotional Turn 9 (Holiday 1; November 9-29)
20–23 Gourmet Food & Wine Expo (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto; Toronto's biggest food and wine appreciation event!  Featuring 300+ exhibitors and more than 1,500 fine wines, beers and spirits, Toronto's top chefs and spectacular cuisine) – Jennifer Campbell, 905-634-8003, Ext. 309, jennifer.campbell@sunmedia.ca, www.foodandwineexpo.ca
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LCBO Promotional Turn 10 (Holiday 2; November 30-January 3)

Dec. 4–6 13th Shanghai International Wine & Spirits Exhibition (Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China) – Mr. Yangpeng, (86-21)6439 -6190, 5013-1760, info@winefair.com.cn, www.winefair.com.cn

 

 

 

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