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Apr. 8 Festival des vins de Californie (12:00 noon–2:15 pm, Luncheon; 2–5:30 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Le Centre Sheraton, 1201 Rene-Levesque Blvd W Montr้al, QC) – Nicole Paradis, 514-768-0071, nicoparadis@sympatico.ca
10 California Wine Fair (2–5 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa) – Gillian Tinsley, 905-336-8932, gillian@calwine.ca
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Good Food & Drink Festival (Noon–9 pm, April 10; 10 am–9 pm, April 11; 10 am–6 pm, April 12; Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Hall D, 100 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto) – Christine Wong, Premier Publications & Shows, 905-842-6591, Ext. 278, 1-800-693-7986, cwong@metroland.com, www.goodfoodanddrinkfestival.com

13 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) – Gillian Tinsley, 905-336-8932, gillian@calwine.ca
14 Sauvignon Blanc Tasting (Venue and Time t.b.a., Toronto) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca
15 Risotto for the Seasons (6:30–9:30 pm; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Kathleen Mackintosh of The Cluinarium Cupboard and Angelo Bean of Ontalia & Artisan Sausages, along with a selection of fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca, www.grano.ca
15 California Wine Fair (2–4:30 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax) – Gillian Tinsley, 905-336-8932, gillian@calwine.ca
17–19 Food & Drink Fest…the Festival With Taste! (April 17, 12–10 pm; April 18, 12–10 pm; April 19, 12–6 pm; Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summer Lane, Hamilton) – Jay Higgins, Beau Monde Productions, 905-524-3689, info@foodanddrinkfest.com
22 California Wine Fair (2–5:00 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton) – Gillian Tinsley, 905-336-8932, gillian@calwine.ca
24 California Wine Fair (2–5:00 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; BMO Centre at Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary) – Gillian Tinsley, 905-336-8932, gillian@calwine.ca
24–25 Italian Wine and Food Show 2015 (4–10 pm, April 24; 12–10 pm, April 25; Fogolar Furlan Windsor - Main Hall, 1800 North Service Road (E.C. Row), Windsor) – Tim Sellan, Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada, 226-975-1469, tim.sellan@gmail.com, www.fogolar.com
26 Winnipeg Wine Festival (Until May 2; Wines of Chile is the theme country; Details t.b.a, Winnipeg) – www.winnipegwinefestival.com
27 California Wine Fair (2–5:00 pm, Trade Tasting; 7–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting; Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver) – Gillian Tinsley, 905-336-8932, gillian@calwine.ca
29 Chilean Wine Tasting (8 pm; Casa Barcelona, 2980 Bloor Street West, Toronto) – Eduardo Riviezzi, Casa Barcelona, casabarcelona@icloud.com
May 2–3 2nd Annual Savour the Flavours (May 2, 10 am–6 pm; May 3, 10 am–4 pm; Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club, 4730 Side Road 25, Barrie) – Tracy McKnight, Matrix North Events Inc., 705-719-9473, tracy@matrixnorthevents.com
4 French Wine Connection (Time and venue t.b.a., Toronto) – Carole Ringuet, UBIFRANCE – The French Trade Commission, 416-977-1257, Ext. 205, carole.ringuet@ubifrance.fr
5 The Vine's 15th Anniversary Celebration (By Invitation Only; 2–5:00 pm and 6–9:00 pm; Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto) – Rob Groh & Anne Jasper, 416-693-7994, rob@theVineAgency.ca, anne@theVineAgency.ca, www.theVineAgency.ca
5 New Wines of Greece (Trade/Media Tasting, Time/Location/Details t.b.a., Toronto) – George Athanas, 404-545-2323, gathanas@allaboutgreekwine.com
5 New Zealand in a Glass (Time and venue t.b.a., Montreal) – Robert Ketchin or Anik Gaumond, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, 1-888-993-9927, nzwine@ketchin.com, nzwine.com/events
7 Italy Uncorked (in support of Grapes for Humanity; 6:30–9:30 pm, Snell Hall, The Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St., Toronto) – Deborah Benoit, benoit.deborah@gmail.com
7 New Zealand in a Glass (Time and venue t.b.a., Toronto) – Robert Ketchin or Anik Gaumond, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, 1-888-993-9927, nzwine@ketchin.com, nzwine.com/events
8 Ontario Wine Awards Annual Gala Dinner (Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake) – Tony Aspler, 416-488-8597, tony.aspler@rogers.com
12 New Zealand in a Glass (Time and venue t.b.a., Halifax) – Robert Ketchin or Anik Gaumond, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, 1-888-993-9927, nzwine@ketchin.com, nzwine.com/events
14 New Zealand in a Glass (Time and venue t.b.a., B.C.) – Robert Ketchin or Anik Gaumond, New Zealand Winegrowers, 705-444-0195, 1-888-993-9927, nzwine@ketchin.com, nzwine.com/events
14 High End Tasting (Venue and Time t.b.a., Toronto) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca
21 Next Generation Riesling Wines of Germany Tasting (6:30–9:30 pm, Consumer Tasting in conjunction with Vintages; St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto) – Lisa Ulrich, Andros Communications, 905-637-2100, lisa@androscom.com
27 Spanish Red Wine Tasting (8 pm; Casa Barcelona, 2980 Bloor Street West, Toronto) – Eduardo Riviezzi, Casa Barcelona, casabarcelona@icloud.com
Jun. 2 We Care Golf Classic (6:30 am Registration; 8:00 am Tee Off; 12:00 Noon Spa; 1:30 pm Cocktails; 3:00 pm Early Dinner; Cardinal Golf Club, 2740 Davis Drive West (formerly Hwy. 9), King) – Tiana Rodrigue, Friends of We Care, 905-841-1223, trodrigue@friendsofwecare.org
3 Elsie Awards (1:30 pm Cocktails; 2:30–5:00 pm Elsie Presentations; The Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto) – helloLCBO, 416-365-5900, 1-800-668-5226, VintagesSpecialEvents@lcbo.com
7 Toronto Taste (Corus Quay, Toronto; Featuring gourmet dishes and libations created by 60 of Toronto's top chefs and beverage purveyors; In support of Second Harvest's food rescue program) – www.torontotaste.ca
9 Wines of Portugal Grand Tasting: The Soul of Portugal (2 pm; The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen Street East, Toronto) – Maud Chaumet, Sopexa Canada, 416-921-8400, Ext. 3, maud.chaumet@sopexa.com
14 Braai (Venue and Time t.b.a., Toronto) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca
14–18 Vinexpo 2015 (Bordeaux "Parc des Expositions" Exhibition Centre, France; Featuring more than 2,400 exhibitors from 47 countries and more than 48,000+ visitors from 148 countries; An unrivalled range and quality of products under one roof) – info@vinexpo.com, + 33 5 56 56 00 22, www.vinexpo.com
24 Definitive Italian Wines Tasting (8 pm; Casa Barcelona, 2980 Bloor Street West, Toronto) – Eduardo Riviezzi, Casa Barcelona, casabarcelona@icloud.com
Jul. 14 Cool Climate Wines Tasting (Venue and Time t.b.a., Toronto) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca
29 Wines of Chile and Argentina Tasting (8 pm; Casa Barcelona, 2980 Bloor Street West, Toronto) – Eduardo Riviezzi, Casa Barcelona, casabarcelona@icloud.com
Sep. 3 Dinner with Lammershoek Pinotage (Time t.b.a.; Boland's Open Kitchen & Wine Bar, 575 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca
10–13 10th Annual Shores of Erie International Wine Festival (Venue and Times t.b.a.; Amherstberg) – www.soewinefestival.com
18–20 Toronto Food & Wine Festival (Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto) – Judy Merry, Informa Canada, judy.merry@informacanada.com
29 Profile Wine Group Portfolio Tasting (2–9 pm; Liberty Grand, Governor’s Room, 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place, Toronto) – John Turco, Profile Wine Group, 416-598-0033, Ext. 223, jturco@profilewinegroup.com
Oct. 20 De Torren Vertical Tasting (Venue and Time t.b.a., Toronto) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca
Nov. 5–7 La Grande D้gustation de Montr้al (Place Bonaventure, 800, De La Gaucheti่re Street, West, Montreal) – Catherine Lessard, Association Qu้b้coise des Agences de Vins, Bi่res et Spiritueux Inc., clessard@lagrandedegustation.com, www.lagrandedegustation.com
Dec. 4 Christmas Dinner (Venue and Time t.b.a., Toronto) – Eleanor Cosman, South African Wine Society, 289-597-9261, sawsinfo@rogers.com, www.southafricanwinesociety.ca

 

 

 

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