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2007 Toronto Wine & Cheese Show Educational Seminars 

Friday, March 23

SEMINAR ONE: 6:30 pm
Best of the Show: Award Winning Wine and Cheese
Seminar Leaders: Tony Aspler and Chef Gurth Pretty
Chef Gurth Pretty, author of The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheese, and wine educator Tony Aspler, author of The Wine Atlas of Canada, bring their two disciplines together in a not­to-be-missed seminar on the marriage of fine Canadian cheese with award winning wines. What's more, Gurth and Tony are working together on The Definitive Canadian Wine and Cheese Cookbook, to be released this fall.

SEMINAR TWO: 8 pm
California Bliss: Wine and Cheese from a Warmer Climate
Seminar Leaders: Mark Churchill and Afrim Pristine
Mark Donaldson of Churchill Cellars and Afrim Pristine of The Cheese Boutique are your leaders on this tantalizing trip for your tastebuds. Discover the great flavours of California wines matched to the cheese selected by one of Toronto's most knowledgeable cheesemongers.

Saturday, March 24

SEMINAR ONE: 1 pm
The Art of Wine and Cheese Pairing
Seminar Leaders: Angelo Bean and Scott MacKenzie
Discover the amazing world of cheese and wine during a tutored tasting of fine cheese as they are matched to VQA wines. Join Angelo Bean, LCBO Product Consultant, and Scott MacKenzie, a professional cheese connoisseur and Manager of the restaurant L' Auberge du Pommier, as they take you through this informative exercise that will help you plan your next wine and cheese party.

SEMINAR TWO: 3 pm
Great Beer with Great Cheese!
Seminar Leaders: Bill White and Chef Gurth Pretty
Never imagined this combination! Let Bill White, brewer and a Canadian beer expert, and Chef Gurth Pretty, author of The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheese, show you how these two great products do match so well together.

SEMINAR THREE: 5 pm
A Kiwi Marriage: New Zealand Wine with Fine Cheese
Seminar Leaders: Steve Thurlow and Kathy Guidi
Join Steve Thurlow, international wine judge and senior editor of Wine Access magazine, and Kathy Guidi, Dean of the Cheese Education Guild and a leading expert on Canadian cheese. You will discover four of Steve's favourite wines from New Zealand, matched to Kathy's four delicious savoury cheese.

Sunday, March 25

SEMINAR ONE: 1 pm
How to Taste Wine and Cheese like a Pro
Seminar Leaders: Rita Stephens and Chef Gurth Pretty
Learn to taste like a professional as LCBO Product Consultant Rita Stephens and Chef Gurth Pretty, author of The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheese, lead you through a fun and informative tasting exercise. Your visual, olfactory and taste senses all come into play as you discover the fundamentals to tasting and evaluating fine Italian wines and artisanal cheese.

SEMINAR TWO: 3 pm
Wines fit for a Greek God
Seminar Leader: John Szabo MS
John Szabo, of Zsabo & Szabo, Canada's first Master Sommelier, guides you on tasting the wines from the Greek Isles. Join him for a special seminar, discovering Greece and the wines fit for Dionysus, the god of wine.

 

 

 

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