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Wine tasting is an art – More than just gulping it down!

Did you know to become a sommelier you have to do blind taste tests? This means you don’t see the bottle, so you know nothing about the wine before you taste it. A sommelier will be able to tell you the type of grape the wine is made from if it is from an Old World country or a New World country, the region in the country and possibly the name of the winery or chateau where it comes from. And don’t forget the year it was made!Read more ›


Old World vs New World Wine Class – May 4th – Ancaster


  • 2018-05-04
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost includes wine tasting, glasses & handouts – cost $75 per person Register by May 2nd & save $25.00! What is Old World vs New World wine? The differences in Old World and New World wines come from winemaking practices (tradition) and from the affect of the land and climate on the grapes (the “terroir”). Read more ›


What Does Your Wine Taste Say About You?

What determines your character? North Americans believe that the month you were born and the positions of the planet do. The Japanese are convinced that your blood type decides your personality. And for centuries, the Chinese have firmly claimed that it is the year of your birth that maps out your behaviours. At SommEvents, we believe that everything you need to know about a person can be found in their wine taste! So, what does your taste in wine say about you?

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Tips for Your First Wine-Tasting Experience

A question often asked of a sommelier (wine expert) why there are so many different types of wine.

Such a great question! My answer, there are as many wines as there are different taste buds.  Everyone will taste wine differently one from the other.

With access to wines from all over the world, there is no shortage of blends or varietals to try and to enjoy.  That being said, taking the time to learn about what you are drinking and be able to understand the depths and flavours of the wines you are tasting are just some of the reasons why attending a structured wine tasting is a good idea.

If you haven’t participated in wine tasting events before, here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you enjoy your first wine tasting.  Whether you attend a specific event or enroll in a wine tasting class, knowing these few pieces of information can help prepare you for the experience.

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