(Wednesday, December 4, 2019) — “Santa Baby, slip a 1989 Château Lafite-Rothschild under the tree – for me”. Ok, maybe it isn’t quite what Eartha Kitt sang, but I’m sure she would have been happy with that little gift from Santa nonetheless.
We know that you’ve all been good this year and deserve a little holiday cheer, so you are invited to our not-to-be-missed annual holiday wine tasting extravaganza! Once again, we’ll be at The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Osgoode Hall restaurant – one of Toronto’s best kept secrets and the perfect setting for our annual party.
As we have done for many years, members and guests get to be amazed by a carefully chosen array of perfectly-aged vinous treasures from the extensive Winetasters cellar. Matched with them will be a mouth-watering selection of meats, cheeses, breads, veggies, and sweets – enough to make a meal and to perfectly complement the wines.
It’s a walk around party, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialize. The wines are set out at six serving tables. Each will have a selection of wines at the start of the evening, both red and white as well as “others” (Armagnac, whiskey, port, etc). When you arrive you will be given a list of the initial set of wines and where to find them. And then, as the first wines run out, look for top-quality replacement surprises throughout the evening. These will be prominently identified at the various stations as the wines appear, so look out for the “pink” signs, or just listen for the buzz in the room.
Note that some of the wines mentioned will be in the initial flight and some will come out later. You may have to be patient for your favorite wine to appear! Note also that for some wines we have only a single bottle available.
On arrival, you will be given an initial allocation of 40 tickets to buy tasting samples. The price of each taste is 3 tickets and upward. If you find yourself in need of additional tickets they can be purchased at the desk at the event for $1 each. Cash is preferred.
We’ll be posting more info closer to the event, but you’ll have a chance to sample some rare finds, like:
Toronto Winetasters is known for its Feature Wine at the Christmas party: a very old Port or Madeira. This year we are pleased to offer the 1934 Verdelho Madeira – Justino’s. The wine is in limited supply, so it’s first come first served! You will reserve your sample when you register.
And, as you are all judged to be good, you’ll get a taste of a bubbly or two from Santa who will be appearing during the evening.
Refunds net of Eventbrite fee up to 7 days before the event. Inquiries, cancellations — (Cindy Taylor, 416.458.3147 evenings only). No reservations by phone, please. First, come basis with a priority for members.
No mail confirmations will be issued—you will be contacted only if we are sold out. The Supplies of the 1934 Madeira are limited and will be allocated to the earlier responders.
As always with tastings, please ask your guests not to wear aftershave, cologne or perfume. We do get many first-timers at our event who may not be familiar with our etiquette. A scent-free environment ensures we all get to fully experience this exceptional assembly of wines.
Date: Wednesday, December, 4th, 2019
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Limit: 150 people
Members: $135 including HST of $15.53*
Guests: $155 including HST of $17.83*
Madeira: $35 per serving including HST of $4.02*
*In addition price includes and Eventbrite processing fee of 2% + C$0.59 per ticket
Location:Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N6
GST/HST account: 844742619 RT0001
Business Name: Winetasters Society of Toronto
Many others to follow.