Event Details – Wine Tastings

Wine Tastings

Test your Tastebuds!

A first of its kind event – a blind wine tasting! The Savvy Grapes hosted an interactive & fun evening where each wine was hidden giving guests the opportunity to identify (or guess!) the grape variety.

Viva España!

Accredited Sommeliers Debbie Trenholm & Susan Desjardins hosted a filled evening featuring wineries that Susan discovered on her recent trip to Spain.

Wines to Warm your Winter

It might be a winter wonderland outside, but, The Savvy Grapes helped a sold out crowd take the chill off winter with a Sommelier led wine tasting of full bodied red wines.

You be the Judge!

The Cellars of the World Wine Competition was held in conjunction with the Ottawa Wine & Food Show. Over 400 wines were judged by wine writers, wine industry professionals & Sommeliers. The competition was organized The Savvy Grapes. At this special wine tasting, participants sampled eight of the top medals & the ‘best of show’ winners…BLIND.

Green Wines & Green Thumbs!

The Savvy Grapes featured organic wines while Gardening Guru, Ed Lawrence provided gardening tips during the busiest gardening time of the year.

Hidden Gems

So many wines, so little time!  With stores full of rows upon rows of wines waiting to be enjoyed, it is too easy to just select a wine that you know.

Treasures from Tuscany

Accredited Sommeliers from The Savvy Grapes shared stories about their recent travels to Tuscany while guests sampled regional wines, olive oils & balsamic vinegars.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

Featuring award winning author & Sommelier, Natalie MacLean, who lead our guests chapter by chapter sampling wines featured in her new book.

Discover the Wonderful World of Single Malt Scotch

Scotch whisky is similar to wine as there are different styles, flavours, not to mention a rich heritage. The Savvy Grapes’ guest speaker, Tim Collins, is well known in Ottawa as both a wine expert & as a scotch aficionado.

Tempting Tempranillo

An Evening of Spanish Wine & Tapas

There is a mystery surrounding Spanish wines.  They are rich in heritage & made with indigenous grape varieties.  Yet these wines are often overlooked…but not at this wine tasting!

The World of Ports

Guest speaker, Tony Suarez, President of the Portuguese Wine Society & owner of Lisbon Bakery in Ottawa guided our guests through the World of Ports…and he knows his ports!

Clink & Drink Pink!

A Rosé Wine Tasting

The Savvy Grapes welcomed in the summer with a Rosé wine tasting.  Whether you call this wine Blush, Rosé (French), Rosato (Italian) or Clarete (Spanish) a sold out crowd enjoyed the diverse range of refreshing flavours of these summertime wines.

An Evening with ‘The Prince of Grapes’

Often referred by winemakers as, ‘The Prince of Grapes’, Pinot Noir reigns as the quintessential grape & the world’s most sought after wine.  Guests joined us for a unique wine tasting of Pinot Noir wines from Niagara.