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Upcoming Wine Events for 2014 

Sep. 5 Summer Networking Event (4–7 pm; barchef, 472 Queen Street West, Toronto; An industry get together of 40–50 agents and supplier representatives in Canada) – Javier Santos, javiertoronto@gmail.com
8 LCBO Store Opening – Store 633 Grand Opening (9:30 am), 3730 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Etobicoke
9 LCBO Store Opening – Store 554 Grand Opening (9:30 am), 12300 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
11 Vintages Presents Moët Hennessey Estates & Wines Reception and Dinner (6:30 pm, Reception; 7:15 pm, Dinner; The Grand Salon, Trump International Hotel & Tower, 325 Bay Street, Toronto; Featuring Stéphane de Meurville, General Manager Canada, Moët Hennessy) – LCBO VINTAGES Sales and Service Centre, 416-365-5767, 1-800-266-4764
11 Winemaker’s Dinner (6:30 pm, Reception; 7 pm, Dinner; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Winemaker Michele Zaccheo of Carpineto, a Tuscan-inspired menu and a selection of emblematic Carpineto wines) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
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)
15 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
20 Author’s Dinner (6:30 pm, Reception; 7 pm, Dinner; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Author David Mitchell (The Bone Clocks) and fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
22 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
24 Vintages Presents Château Léoville-Las Cases & Company Reception and Dinner (6:30 pm, Reception; 7:15 pm, Dinner; Splendido, 88 Harbord Street,Toronto; Featuring Pierre Graffeuille from Léoville-Las Cases, who will pour select Las Cases back-vintages and their Clos de Marquis, plus selections from the two other Domaines Delon properties: Château Potensac (Médoc) and Nénin (Pomerol)) – LCBO VINTAGES Sales and Service Centre, 416-365-5767, 1-800-266-4764
26 NSLC Port of Wines Festival (Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax) – NSLC, 1-800-567-5874, www.mynslc.com
29 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
Oct. 2 Vintages Presents Taste Ontario Walk-Around Tasting (6:30–9 pm; Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Circle, Toronto; Featuring 100 premium wines from talented winemakers) – LCBO VINTAGES Sales and Service Centre, 416-365-5767, 1-800-266-4764
2 The Gourmet Games (2:30–4:30 pm, Media and VIP; 6:30–10 pm, Consumers; 11 pm-1 am, Trade; The Berkeley Street Church, 315 Queen Street East, Toronto; A bi-annual educational food and wine experience) – Dan Rabinovitch, dan@azureau.com
6 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
9 Vintages Presents Taste of Sonoma (Venue/time t.b.a., Toronto; A walk-around tasting featuring up to 30 wineries and 95 wines) – Nicole Daly, Sonoma County Vintners, 707-522-5845, nicole@sonomawine.com
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 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
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
27 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
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
28 19th Annual Italian Wine Tasting (Time/Venue t.b.a.; Vancouver) – Piero Titone and Benedetta Marassi, Italian Trade Commission, 416-598-1566, Ext. 108, toronto@ice.it
29 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
30 19th Annual Italian Wine Tasting (Time/Venue t.b.a.; Calgary) – Piero Titone and Benedetta Marassi, Italian Trade Commission, 416-598-1566, Ext. 108, toronto@ice.it
Nov. 3 19th Annual Italian Wine Tasting (Time/Venue t.b.a.; Toronto) – Piero Titone and Benedetta Marassi, Italian Trade Commission, 416-598-1566, Ext. 108, toronto@ice.it
3 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
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
10 Language & Linguine (Eight Mondays, 7–9 pm, skipping Thanksgiving; Grano, 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto; Featuring Sarah Savina in a celebration of all things Italian, including fine Italian wines and cuisine) – Roberto Martella, Grano, 416-440-1986, rdm@grano.ca
13 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Charity Auction (CIBC, Commerce Court West, 56th Floor, 199 Bay Street, Toronto; July 31 deadline for donations) – Kathy Buckworth, TSO Volunteer Committee, 416-885-2967, kathy@kathybuckworth.com
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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