We are one of the Greater Toronto Areas’s oldest non-profit wine clubs offering members unrivaled tastings. We keep our own cellar which not only gives us a unique selection of wines to support our tastings but also lets us offer tastings at a very reasonable cost as we do not have to bear the burden of current market prices. We also provide 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.
Our tasting events are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from September through June. All events (except this September and December and any tasting dinner(s)) are in the North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street (under the library).
2018 – 2019 Monthly Events
(Note most events are on the 4th Wednesday of the month)
(Wednesday, April 24, 2019) — 2006 Barolo & Barbaresco This tasting will be a treat for Nebbiolo lovers. Barolo and Barbaresco are the premier wine DOCGs for Nebbiolo, located in the Langhe region, which is part of Piedmont. … more
Members: $85 Guests: $99
(Wednesday, May 22, 2019) — Great Whites: White wine too often takes a back seat to red. Quality levels for white wines continue to improve in many of the wine producing regions of the world with a focus on concentration and purity of flavors. For example, some Italian wines are consistently winning awards for the quality of the wines. Come try some interesting whites that may surprise you from a stellar line up of terrific white wines from around the world. We promise not to disappoint!
Members: $85 Guests: $99
(Wednesday, June 26, 2019) — TBA
Events (next and past)
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 — This tasting will be a treat for Nebbiolo lovers. Barolo and Barbaresco are the premier wine DOCGs for Nebbiolo, located in the Langhe region, which is part of Piedmont. Register online Nebbiolo is a stand-out grape with a dramatic flavor profile – “tar and roses” is the headline. Its rich flavor […]
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 — This is really two tastings in one. We have a comparison of two landmark Burgundy communes: Meursault & Chassagne-Montrachet combined with a survey of Henri Boillot’s winemaking across three vineyards from each commune, plus the village wines. The wines are listed below. Register online Meursault is typically known for its […]
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 — Who doesn’t like Port? A wine that goes well with cheeses, and also chocolate – two of the very best food groups – sure has alot going for it. But when we first come across Port, it can be confusing to see the different styles (and prices!): Vintage, Late Bottled, […]
(Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019) — When we start to build a cellar there’s always the issue of what to drink while the nascent super stars are slumbering away. Every two weeks the Vintages at the LCBO has a much-anticipated wine release. Many of these wines are for immediate consumption but there are a few gems […]
We are excited to announce the details for our Winestasters not-to-be-missed Annual Holiday Extravaganza on Wednesday, December 12th. The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Osgoode Hall will once again be the setting for the special event and it provides the perfect setting for our seasonal party. Click here to see our initial list of 36 wines and […]
(Wednesday, November 28, 2018) — What a perfect warm up for the onset of winter – Killer Côte-Rôtie. From the north end of the famous Rhone valley, the wines are a perfect expression of Syrah and are widely considered one of the two top appellations, along with Hermitage, in all of the Rhone valley and, indeed, […]
(Wednesday, October 24, 2018) — This will be an outstanding tasting of modern styled Pomerol. Ch Bon Pasteur is the home estate where Michel Rolland, the famous (notorious?) wine maker and consultant, grew up. He has become, with Robert Parker, a major proponent of the big, yet sleek, fruit […]
(Wednesday, September 26, 2018) — Throughout history, celebrating and champagne have been synonymous. It seems fitting therefore that we celebrate the 40th Anniversary Party of The Winetasters of Toronto Club in sparkling fashion! Please join us as we delve into the world of grower champagne interspersed with some champagne from some of the grand Champagne […]
(Wednesday, June 27, 2018) — For our last tasting of the season so close to Canada Day, we thought it would be a great to celebrate something we can all be proud of; that is the ascension of Ontario wines to world class status. Recently we attended a tasting that Moray Tawse has been hosting for […]
(Wednesday, May 23, 2018) — Domaine Chanson is a storied Burgundian Domaine, founded in the mid-18th Century. Run as a family firm for over two centuries, it was somewhat under the radar in the latter part of the twentieth century. In 1999 there was significant investment by the Bollinger group which led to the Domaine and […]
(Wednesday, April 25, 2018) — Originally Persian grapes, Australian terroir and an Italian heritage…wonderful things go into Mitolo Shiraz, don’t they? Register online. Register by mail. When the Mitolo family arrived in Australia in the 1950s they brought their Abruzzo region ethos – “forte e gentile” or “strong and gentle”. And that is what you find in […]
(Wednesday, March 14, 2018) — Last year we examined a group of Ports from the 1990’s to see how these younger wines were developing. This year, we will take the opposite approach and see how a group of older Ports have matured. They are these: 1963: Cockburn’s, Martinez 1966: Croft, Taylor’s 1967: Cockburn’s (English bottling) 1970: […]