2012 Summer BBQ

(Jun. 20, 2012) — Even after a fairly mild winter, the promise of summer’s long days of sunshine, brilliant sunsets and hot sultry nights is enough to get the heart pumping and the blood moving again. So get up off the couch and join us for an evening of socializing with friends, great food and of course a wide array of wines from all over the world. We return to the exquisite gardens of the Berkeley Church Field House as our setting and although the office buildings block our sunset, what mother nature provides us from the terroir will certainly out sparkle what she provide in the sky, at least for one day.

The award winning BBQ pit crew from Buster Rhino will be returning and have created something very special just for us this which is not part of their regular offerings. We will also be providing an assortment of finger foods, including a variety of breads, cheeses, crackers, crudités, fresh fruit, etc., with coffee and dessert being set out later in the evening.

Unfortunately market forces have prevented us from procuring a special wine for this event at anything like a reasonable price.

It is recommended that you arrive early to pick up your admission envelope. The envelope will include a list of the first 25 or so wines, with their locations, and sufficient tickets to exchange for 10-15 average servings. By arriving early you can scan the list and plan your first tastes with a fresh palate. At 7:00, when the doors are opened, you can head straight for your top picks. Normal, tasting-size portions of each wine will be served. Throughout the evening as selections are exhausted, they will be replaced with unadvertised wines. The identity of replacement wines will be prominently displayed at the various serving stations as the wines appear.

We recommend transportation to Berkeley be provided by the TTC, a taxi, other exotic livery service or perhaps have a designated driver to collect you.

As always with our tastings, this event will be strictly non-smoking, and we request your cooperation in not wearing any scented after-shave or perfume.

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Berkeley Church – Field House
Time: 7:00 p.m. 315 Queen Street East
Limit: 120 people Toronto, ON
Members: $100 Guests: $110

Cancellations accepted up to June 15, 2012. See the event form for cancellation contact details. No reservations by phone, please. No confirmations will be issued — you will be contacted only if we are sold out. First come basis. Non-members may attend at guest rates, but preference will be given to members.

Download the event form if you wish to mail in your reservation cheque.