Spring has burst into summer & the Savvy Team has organized a road trip to Prince Edward County, top wine picks when you fire up the BBQ & insider tips on how to get involved in the wine, beer & spirits biz. Join us!
Did you know. . . today is Chardonnay Day?
Corks will be flying around the world today celebrating this white wine grape & the upcoming International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (aka i4c) in Niagara that shines the spotlight on all wines made with Chardonnay.
Is it Chard’-o’clock yet??
Hop on the Savvy Bus – we’re going to Prince Edward County!
Last month’s Savvy Bus trip sold out so quickly . . .we’re going to The County again! Join us on Saturday June 7th bound for The Great Canadian Cheese Festival where hundreds of artisan cheeses are waiting to be enjoyed. Everyone will be there – cheesemakers, farmers, brewmasters, winemakers, chefs & artists too.
Be sure to take part in the Savvy Seminars too – including a Wine or Craft Beer – which is better with cheese? tasting by our own Savvy Sommelier Debbie Trenholm. And be part of the People’s Choice Awards with our Cheese Sommelier Vanessa Simmons to have your say in Canada’s top artisan cheese.
And any trip to The County is not complete without a visit to a winery or two. We’ll take a break from cheese to hit the country roads and discover some nearby wineries.
NEW: Makers+Mongers dinner under the stars!
We are delighted to be the sponsor of the new Makers+Mongers after-festival party! The Savvy Bus will return to Picton to take in the fun mixing & mingling with those involved in the cheese industry. The cheese laden menu will feature top winning cheeses from the Canadian Cheese Awards & a tasty BBQ.
Book your spot on the Savvy Bus $130 includes everything! (reg $150) > >
OR. . .go for a gourmet getaway!
Buy tickets to The Great Canadian Cheese Festival & join us for dinner at Makers+Mongers > >
Get the inside scoop on Importing Wine, Beer & Spirits
Thinking about becoming a wine, beer & spirits agent? Or already involved & looking for a competitive edge? Register for the popular Importing Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits for Pleasure & Profit seminar to learn from industry ‘guru’ Steven Trenholme. During this day long seminar he will explain how to bring wine back from your travels, how to start an agency & sell through the LCBO or SAQ.
Steven certainly knows the ins & outs. He has over 30 years experience working as manager of a national sales agency, brand manager of Mosel wines in Germany, consultant to Wines of South Africa & SABMiller. An invaluable seminar if you are wondering what it takes to be involved in ‘the biz’.
Toronto: Saturday June 7th
Only 6 seats left.
Firing up your BBQ? Here are 3 Savvy wine tips:
TIP #1 – Every 2 weeks, our Savvy Sommeliers blog ‘If I only had $100, I would buy at Vintages’ – it’s a tried & tested shopping list of wines we highly recommend to buy at LCBO Vintages.
TIP #2 – What goes with BBQ? Malbec of course! We recently showcased renowned Canadian winemaker Ann Sperling who is a winemaker in Niagara, Okanagan & Argentina – all at once! Ann’s full bodied Versado Malbec 2012 WOWed the crowd. This BIG red is begging to be enjoyed with anything off the BBQ or lay down in your cellar. Treat yourself! Click to find this premium Malbec at your LCBO – you’ll thank us for this tip!
TIP #3 –Do you like Rosé wine? We’re about to make a first-of-its-kind announcement that will make you clink & drink pink. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to get the news first!
Happy Chardonnay Day!