Overview

We are the Greater Toronto Areas’s oldest non-profit wine club offering members unique affordable tastings (wines at historical cost, not current replacement cost), a chance to network with other wine enthusiasts and collectors, and an opportunity to learn more about wine from various wine professionals who lead our tastings.

Tastings (2015 – 2016)

  • Wines for aging & cellaring (September 9)
  • Chateau Lafite vertical (October 14)
  • Beaucastel – Chateauneuf du Pape & Coudoulet (November 11)
  • Annual Holiday Party at the Design Exchange (December 9)
  • Creekside & Undercurrent – innovation in Niagara (January  13)
  • Vintage Port – ’60’s and ’70’s (February 10)
  • Philip Togni – Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (March 9)
  • Australia Shiraz (April 13)
  • White Bordeaux (May 11)
  • Vosne-Romanee – Jadot vs Remoissenet (June 8 )

Our tasting events are held on the second Wednesday of each month from September through June. All events (except December) are in the North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street (under the library). We recommend that tasters take the TTC: the North York Centre subway stop is handy. If you insist on driving, there’s parking in the building (enter off Beecroft, one block west of Yonge).


Past Events (2014 – 2015)

De Vogue – Chambolle Musigny

(Jun. 10, 2015) — The business has been in the family for 20 generations, and over the past 450 years there have been a few ups and downs. The best de Vogüé reds were once regularly ranked among Burgundy’s top half dozen. The 1945 Comte de Vogüé Grand Cru Musigny was one of the two […]

Alsace varietals – Rolly Gassmann

(May 13, 2015) — For quality wines from France, the appellation is everything – and the smaller and more precise, the better (e.g. Bourgogne -> Gevrey-Chambertin -> Chambertin). This applies everywhere in France… well, almost everywhere. In Alsace, it’s the grape type that’s foremost on the label, along with special designations for late-harvest wines (Vendange […]

Sold out! Tapas at Embrujo

(May 4, 2015) — Tapas Embrujo, located on the Danforth at Broadview, is a truly authentic tapas restaurant with a long history in Toronto – pre-dating the current local trendiness of tapas. The Directors have had their eye for a little while on a small parcel of high quality Spanish wines & Sherries in our […]

Sold out! Tapas at Embrujo

(Apr. 28, 2015) — Tapas Embrujo, located on the Danforth at Broadview, is a truly authentic tapas restaurant with a long history in Toronto – pre-dating the current local trendiness of tapas. The Directors have had their eye for a little while on a small parcel of high quality Spanish wines & Sherries in our […]

Michel Rolland – Flying Winemaker

(Apr. 8, 2015) — In this age of discovery of new wine regions, new sites and new ventures by famous names, there are many who could be called “flying winemakers” (and yes, we had a Jean-Michel Cazes event a while ago). But can anyone be considered as accomplished and influential in the modern evolution of […]

Vouvray – How Old Can You Go?

(Mar. 11, 2015) — A 67-year old white wine? Can a white wine of that age still be drinkable? Usually that would be doubtful but there are exceptions, notably Sauternes, Riesling and … Chenin Blanc, especially the sweeter versions from the central Loire valley including the area around the village of Vouvray. Here the higher […]

1998 Barolo

(Feb. 11, 2015) — East Meets West in 1998 Barolo Most wine lovers will have Barolo among their favourite wine producing areas. Located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, the DOCG consists of several communes in addition to Barolo. On this occasion we have wines from three of them. All eight wines are from […]

Sold out! Winter Dinner at Pleaide

(Feb. 2, 2015) — One of the important aspects of Winetasters is the social. We have not had a dinner for a while so we are pleased to announce that we have arranged an evening at Cafe Pleaide on Mount Pleasant, just north of Davisville and only 10 or 12 minutes walk from the Davisville […]

Sold Out! Winter Dinner at Pleaide

(Jan. 26, 2015) — One of the important aspects of Winetasters is the social. We have not had a dinner for a while so we are pleased to announce that we have arranged an evening at Cafe Pleaide on Mount Pleasant, just north of Davisville and only 10 or 12 minutes walk from the Davisville […]

1995 Bordeaux, Part 1

(Jan. 14, 2015) — 1995 in Bordeaux was hailed as great vintage following a run of 4 “challenging” vintages, as the Bordelais like to put it; and it marked the first step in the upward march in prices. Winetasters currently rates it 8/10. A dry summer led to a lack of phenolic ripeness and to […]

Christmas at the Design Exchange

(Dec. 10, 2014) — From the chilly, windswept vantage point of his North Pole workshop, Santa watched this year’s Toronto election campaign with a tinge of big city envy. Downtown! Smart Track to get you downtown. A Downtown Relief Line. Santa took stock of the situation, and decided it really was time for a change. […]

Don Melchor – Chile Cabernet

(Nov. 12, 2014) — Concha Y Toro DON MELCHOR Cabernet Sauvignon Let us begin with a quick multiple choice quiz: Who or what is/was Don Melchor? a) the founder of Chile’s Concha Y Toro winery b) the very best Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon c) the very best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world d) all of the […]