Remember how much fun you used to have on March break; recreate that feeling with exciting events around the city.
Comicon returns this March 10th and 11th at the Metro Convention Centre. Comicon is a chance to indulge in all things science fiction, anime, and horror. /www.comicontoronto.com
Enjoy the sumptuous offerings of Toronto’s Wine and Cheese show from March 16-18 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road Mississauga. www.towineandcheese.com
Fashion is a lot of things including exciting so partake in the excitement with some of this cities great creative talents at Toronto Fashion Week from March 12-16 at David Pecaut Square. www.worldmastercardfashionweek.com
For the cinephile there is the Toronto Irish Film Festival at the Bell Lightbox on March 9th and 10th. Watch great films like the Dreaming of the Quiet Man and Sensation among others. www.tirff.com
Or participate in the many St. Patrick’s Day events happening around the city from St. Party’s Day at the St. Lawrence Market to volunteering for St. Patrick’s Day Run and 5k Walk.
Still have fun this March break, with these exciting events around the city.
Summer time means patios time, and patios time means sun, friends, and good beverage! Here is the must about beverage summer for this summer ! Try it and ENJOY.
Trend 1: Unoaked chardonnays are replacing the big oak wines of the past.
Trend 2: Sauvignon Blanc continues to gain popularity.
Trend 3: More obscure grape varieties like Torrontes, Bonarda, Carmenere, Albarino, Chenin Blanc are being embraced today.
Trend 4: Champagne sales are down, but sales of sparkling wines, such as Spanish Cava, Prosecco, French Cremant, are up. New and innovative cocktails and punches are making great use of these less expensive sparkling wine versions.
Trend 5: Sangria is making a comeback Often mixing in less expensive wines currently on the market. A sangria bar is an increasingly popular change of pace from Bloody Mary bars for brunch and cocktail parties. Cava Sangria, made with the sparkling Spanish Cava wine, for example, is refreshing and great fun to enjoy!
Trend 6: Retro with a twist … Basic cocktails, like martinis, mojitos, margaritas, sidecars, etc. are being revamped with fresh new ingredients such as herbs, spices..etc The best bars and patios have stainless steel ice cube trays as part of the retro movement however these fixtures are always more hygienic and generally outlive their plastic counterparts.
Trend 7: Novelty is au courant in cocktails today.
Bars are creating contemporary ways to serve traditional cocktails … including, for example, wine popsicles.
Trend 8: Craft beers are hot.
“Beer dinners” are growing in popularity, demonstrating the compatibility of beer with food. Beer is also working its way into cocktails, such as with beer margaritas.
Trend 9: The Slow Food revolution now includes enjoying locally produced beverages.
Trend 10: The popularity of wine and wine-pairing classes is strong and gathering steam! Pairings of wine & cheese, wine & herbs, wine & chocolate are exceptionally strong today.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is pleased to to present world-renowned wines from the Halpern Collection, aired with the Innovative Cuisine of Executive Chef Thomas Bellec. Meet the winemakers over an intimate dinner and an unforgettable dining experience, only at the Four Seasons.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
DAVID LONG – from David Arthur
The history of David Arthur Vineyards and the Long Family in the Napa Valley reaches back to the 1950s but it wasn’t until 1970s when David Long began planting vines on a land acquired by his father. David Arthur’s location and use of estate grown fruit is integral to the full-bodied, complex wines associated with the label. The David Arthur wines are produced with a dedication to crafting dynamic, complex vintages.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
PETER FERGUSSON – from Tenuta di Biserno
Tenuta di Biserno is Lodovico & Piero Antinori’s new joint venture. The brothers consider the winery to represent the pinnacle of all their achievements. Only the very finest grapes are selected for the blend, which is a carefully crafted balance of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. In the best vintages, Biserno is a wine of depth, intensity, complexity, longevity and elegance. A thought-provoking wine which reflects the terroir and the excellent microclimate of the coastal area of the Upper Maremma.
Thursday, October 7th
David Lona from David Arthur Wineries
Thursday, October 14th
Peter Fergusson from Tenuta di Biserno
Reception: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Cost: $140 per person (includes four course meal and wine pairings)
Four Seasons Hotel
Complimentary Valet Parking
For more information or to make a reservation
Please call 416-928-7330 or email@example.com
On May 26, 2009 we invite you to join us at Blu Ristorante for a unique networking event that features wine and chocolate tasting. Fastlane gives attendees the resources and opportunities to meet other young professionals and build relationships.
You’ll have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines from Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio to Chardonnay, paired with the flavours of international food appetizers.
Meet principals and winemakers, get introduced to the world of fine chocolate, learn wine education, and entice your palette with amazing wine pairings. Impress your friends and family with your new found wine and chocolate knowledge or bring them with you!
This is your chance to meet young professionals, build relationships and fulfill your career, community, lifestyle and social goals. Join us in May at Blu, a stylish lounge and restaurant, for great food, ambiance and company.
Date: Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Location: Blu Ristorante – 17 Yorkville Avenue
Tickets: On-line Advance $25 or $35 at the Door
Drink & appetizers, Gift bags, and Door prizes!
Remember to buy your tickets soon, as space is limited.
Join the FastLane Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?id=512176686&gv=12#/group.php?gid=24694800824
Here are some photos of the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157619208388133/