Overview

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 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.

Two Hands Shiraz – Already an Aussie Legend

 

 

 

 

 

(Wednesday, June 14, 2017) — We are delighted to offer this tasting of premium Shiraz from the young, yet already legendary, Two Hands winery in South Australia. The winery was originally rooted in Barossa and McLaren vale but now covers a much wider span. Originally founded just before the turn of the 21st century by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz, success came quickly at home and abroad. Subsequently, Colorado native Tim Hower came on board. The winery has also spread its wings beyond Barossa & McLaren Vale across the wine regions of southern Australia. Michael and Richard’s backgrounds in sales and marketing meshed with Tim’s love of Barossa and ownership of several premium vineyards has proven to be a strong combination. more…

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Our tasting events are held on the second Wednesday of each month from September through June. All events (except December and the March tasting dinner) 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).


Events

Two Hands Shiraz – Already an Aussie Legend

          (Wednesday, June 14, 2017) — We are delighted to offer this tasting of premium Shiraz from the young, yet already legendary, Two Hands winery in South Australia. The winery was originally rooted in Barossa and McLaren vale but now covers a much wider span. Originally founded just before the turn of […]

Sauvignon-Blanc – Not Just The Usual Suspects

Register online. Register by mail. (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) — Now that winter’s over and spring is upon us, it’s time to put down the heavy reds and pick up some beautiful whites.  Cue Sauvignon Blanc: one of the most popular and distinctive, of the white wine grapes.  One thinks first of the Loire Valley as […]

Michele Chiarlo Barolo

(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) — Barolo has been called the King of Wines. To many of its fans it deserves the title. The zone is in the Langhe region with its rolling hills. The grape used is Nebbiolo, the earliest to bud and last to ripen. It produces big powerful wines and is also the grape […]

Dinner at Boland’s Open Kitchen

(Wednesday, March 8, 2017) — Our winter has been a little grey! To get us out of the winter humdrums Winetasters will be hosting a dinner in place of our regular March tasting. We will be at the well-established local restaurant, Boland’s Open Kitchen, located on Mount Pleasant Road. It is owned and operated by Chris […]

1994: A Progress Check of “Younger” Vintage Ports

(Wednesday, February 8, 2017) — Over the last couple of years, Winetasters has had the pleasure of enjoying classic “old” Vintage Ports from the 1960’s and 1970’s.  But for something a little different, we are now ready to have a look at a “younger” vintage, both to provide some variety and to see how the excellent […]

Spanish Reds: Ready to Drink and Available to Buy

(Wednesday, January 11, 2017) — Something different from Winetasters: a “Try and Buy” tasting event.  And the theme is premium Spanish red wines that are currently available (through consignment) and ready to drink, but also with excellent aging potential. Why Spanish reds?  Unlike so many areas in the wine world, Spain has a long tradition of aging […]

2016 Holiday Party at the Design Exchange

(Wednesday, December 14, 2016) — “Wait a minute… that’s not milk and cookies.  That’s a 1966 Château Lafite-Rothschild!  Ho, ho, ho!  And over there… why it’s a 1966 Château d’Yquem – just look at that colour!  And both of them are 50 years old and still going strong.  Someone certainly knows what Santa likes… ho, ho, […]

1990 Bordeaux and AGM

(Wednesday, November 9, 2016) — The tasting you have been waiting for – 1990 Bordeaux.  In Tony Aspler’s words: “The 1990 vintage in Bordeaux was one of the best of the 20th century.  These wines, from a very warm year, are drinking beautifully now.  For claret lovers this is a unique opportunity to taste some […]

Dinner At Melanie’s

(Tuesday & Wednesday, October 25 & 26, 2016) — Our first dinner this season will be at a well established local restaurant, Melanie’s Bistro and Patisserie.  It is convientlently located on the Danforth, midway between  the Coxwell and Woodbine subway stops.  It is owned and operated by a husband and wife team.  Arul Chettiar is […]

Syrah: Big Red Wines from Around the World

(Wednesday, October 12, 2016) — Majestic Syrah, from the famous Hermitage to the massive Aussie icons, is judged by most to be the equal of, or at least second only to, Cabernet Sauvignon for making the world’s best full-bodied red wines. And what’s maybe equally notable is how this superb grape has found success in so […]

The Best of Argentina

(Wednesday, September 14, 2016) — When you see that the wines are Malbec your first impulse may be to stop reading. Keep reading. These are not your run of the mill LCBO Malbecs. Anyone visiting Argentina comes back marveling at the wines and wondering why they are so seldom available here. These are great wines, produced […]

VOSNE-ROMANEE A Tale of Two Houses: Jadot & Remoissenet

(Wednesday, June 8, 2016) — In 2010 a French criminal held several vineyards to ransom by threatening to poison the vines.  The subsequent book, Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine focused on one of the vineyards:  Romanée-Conti. [Register now online. | Register now by mail.] The Burgundy commune […]