Past Events

California Wine Dinner, with Keith Nichols from Nichols Winery

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Splendido Restaurant, Toronto

$280 per person, taxes and gratuity not included. Click here for menu.

Taste the Classics

Tuesday November 26, 2013

We will be pouring the highly acclaimed wines of Blankiet Estate, from the Mayacamas Mountains in the Napa Valley. As Robert Parker himself recently wrote, Blankiet produced "one of the finest Merlot-based wines in all of California" as he described the 2009 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite (rated98 points). We will also be pouring the 2006 Blankiet Estate Proprietary Red, which Robert Parker rated 96 points. The estate was created in 1996 by Claude & Katherine Blankiet with the single vision of producing wines in the tradition of the great Bordeaux First Growth.

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
The Governor’s Room
25 British Columbia Rd., Exhibition Place Toronto

Walk-around Tasting 6:30pm—9:00pm

Price: $125 per person

To order you tickets, call LCBO 416-365-5767

Peju Dinner at Shangri-La Hotel

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Bernard will be hosting a small and intimate dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel, featuring the wines of Peju Family Estate Wines. Call the restaurant for more details and to book your reservation.

Click here for menu at Bosk.

Fanti Wine Dinner

Tuesday October 8 @ L'Avenue Bistro - Toronto

Wednesday October 9 @ Bestellen - Toronto 

Thursday October 10 @ Divino Wine Studio - Ottawa

All three restaurants will be hosting a Fanti (Tuscany) dinner for $95 + gratuities.

Call the restaurants directly to book your evening!

“Viva Italia” dinner at L’Avenue Bistro

May 21, 2013

Join us as Bernard Stramwasser, Sommelier and President of Le Sommelier, leads us through a selection of wines from the Le Sommelier portfolio. This five course dinner will be Italian themed, with dishes made to match the wines. Only $95+ tax & gratuities.

It is destined to be a memorable night, with great wines and food, in a casual atmosphere. If you haven't been before, L'Avenue Bistro is a lot of fun, and has been rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #18 of 4,000 restaurants in Toronto!

Reception starts at 6:30pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. For reservations, please call the restaurant at 416.485.1568.

California Wine Fair 2013

Friday April 5 - Ottawa / Monday April 8 - Toronto

We will be at the Ottawa and Toronto shows.  We will be pouring wines from Nichols Winery & Cellars, Peju Family Estate Wines and Eos.

Click here for tickets.

FitaPreta Winemaker Dinner at L’Avenue Bistro

Tuesday March 12, 2013 - 6:30pm 

Join us for an evening with António Maçanita, winemaker extraordinaire for Fita Preta Vinhos (Alentejo, Portugal) as we taste through a selection of his award-winning wines. This five course dinner will be Portuguese themed, with dishes made to match the wines. Only $95+ tax & gratuities. It is destined to be a memorable night, with great wines and food, in a casual atmosphere. If you haven't been before, L'Avenue Bistro is a lot of fun, and has been rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #18 of 4,000 restaurants in Toronto!

Reception starts at 6:30pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. For reservations, please call the restaurant at 416.485.1568.

L’Avenue Bistro Sparkling Wine Dinner

Tuesday February 12, 2013 - 6:30pm

Bernard will be hosting a pre-Valentine themed dinner at L'Avenue Bistro on Tuesday, February 12. The dinner will consist of five courses, all of which will be paired to a sparkling wine, of which two will be Grand Cru Champagne! It won't kill your wallet either... only $95+ tax & gratuities. It is destined to be a memorable night, with great wines and food, in a casual atmosphere. If you haven't been before, L'Avenue Bistro is a lot of fun, and has been rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #18 of 4,000 restaurants in Toronto! Reception starts at 6:30pm, dinner served at 7:00pm.

For reservations, please call the restaurant at 416.485.1568.

Le Sommelier dinner at Ristorante Verdicchio in Sudbury

Saturday September 22, 2012 - Le Sommelier dinner at Ristorante Verdicchio.

Ristorante Verdicchio specializes in regional Italian cuisine, and owner Mark Gregorini & Chef have come up with a five course menu to reflect what will be in season. The wines served for the event are all imported by Le Sommelier, and have been carefully cellared over the last few years in the restaurant's vast cellars. More details to come soon.

New Zealand Wine Fair 2012

Tuesday May 8 - Ottawa / Thursday May 10 - Toronto

We will be at the Ottawa and Toronto shows. 

Click here for tickets.

 

California Wine Fair 2012

 

Friday March 30 - Ottawa / Monday April 2 - Toronto

We will be at the Toronto and Ottawa shows. We will be pouring wines from Nichols Winery & Cellars, and Peju Family Estate Wines.

Click here for tickets.

 

Gourmet Food and Wine Expo

November 17 - 20, 2011

Come find us at the Wines of Portugal pavilion, where we will be pouring the fabulous wines of Fita Preta from Alentejo. We will be tasting the entire SEXY range, as well as their Red and their top cuvee, "Preta".

Gourmet Food & Wine Expo

Annual Italian Wine Tasting - TRADE ONLY

October 31, 2011

Location: Roy Thomson Hall - 60 Simcoe St, Toronto

Time: 11:00 to 12:00 - Media

12:30pm - 5:30pm - Trade Tasting

RSVP - 416.598.1566 ext 123

or EMAIL - Your name, company, telephone # to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

before October 27th, 2011

Taste Ontario! Trade and Media Tasting

Monday September 19, 2011

Wine Country Ontario wine tasting at the Ritz-Carlton (Toronto) on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 1:00-4:00pm - TRADE only.

Experience the excitement of Ontario wine with more than 150 wines from 53 top wineries, and come find us where we will be pouring the wonderful wines of Hidden Bench (2009 Estate Riesling, 2009 Estate Chardonnay, 2009 Estate Pinot Noir, 2008 Terroir Cache)! Come and meet the passionate and talented people behind these great wines from Ontario's four wine regions, Prince Edward County, Lake Erie North Shore, Pelee Island and Niagara Peninsula. Learn how versatile and food-friendly Rieslings are at the "Mastering the Match with Riesling" food station.

Admission is by RSVP and reserved for media and members of the hospitality trade only. Please register at www.tasteontariotoronto2012.eventbrite.com

Austrian Winemakers Dinner at Cowbell Restaurant

Friday July 22, 2011 - 6:30 reception

Featuring Fred Loimer from Weingut Loimer (Kamptal) and Willi Sattler from Weingut Sattlerhof (Styria).

 
Six wines, six courses, six tables, and two winemakers walking the room for an interactive, decadent and fun winemakers’ dinner! 

Tickets: $135 + taxes & gratuities

Call
Cowbell directly to make your reservation: 416.849.1095. 

International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration

July 22-24, 2011

Join us for a three-day celebration of the coolest grape on earth!  For event details click here.

Le Sommelier will be participating with three wineries, one from Niagara, Hidden Bench and two from Austria, including 

Fred Loimer, & Sattlerhoff.

 

Piero Busso Winemaker dinner at Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Friday June 10, 2011 - 6:00pm start

$200 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. Please contact Jacobs directly to reserve your seat at 416.366.0220.

Piero Busso Winemaker dinner at Cava Restaurant

Thursday June 9, 2011 - 6:00pm start

$150 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. Please contact Cava Restaurant directly to reserve your seat at 416.979.9918.

Le Cadeau (Oregon) Winemaker Dinner at Crush Wine Bar

Thursday June 2, 2011 - 6:30pm reception

$150.00 per person, excluding taxes and gratuity. Please contact Crush Wine Bar directly to reserve your seat at 416.977.1234. Space is limited to 35 people.

Classic Pinot Noir: Ontario and Burgundy

May 19, 2011 - 6pm - 9pm

We will be pouring wines from Domaine Michel Prunier et Fille

To purchase tickets and more information go to:

http://www.ontariowinesociety.com/events.html

Casa Loma, 1 Austen Terrace.
Price: $58 for Kiwanis Club and Ontario Wine Society members and guests.
$68 for non-members.

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