For the Love of Local Wine & Food: An Evening with Tony Aspler & Andrea Kaiser

For the Love of Local Wine & Food:
An Evening with Tony Aspler & Andrea Kaiser

Thursday May 13th, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Price: $300

For the Love of Local Wine & Food – learn to taste like a pro!

You are invited to a special evening with world-renowned Canadian wine critic and author Tony Aspler in support of Andrea Kaiser – Federal Liberal Candidate for the riding of Niagara Falls including Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Join us for an unforgettable evening hosted by Tony and Andrea, complete with locally grown and crafted Ontario VQA wines, artisan cheese, local charcuterie and of course, stimulating dialogue.

Your VIRTUAL WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home with those inside your social bubble. Your wine tasting package includes three wines plus curated pairings that will be delivered to your door in time for your guided tasting via ZOOM on Thursday, May 13th, at 6 pm.

Niagara’s local wine and food industries are integral to the very fabric of our community’s economy – supporting local culture, tourism and agriculture. Given Andrea’s strong roots in these sectors, she is a champion for our local producers. As such, she is honoured to have long-time local wine supporter Tony Aspler join her for this special evening.

Featured wines include two from Andrea’s very own wine collection, “Drea’s Wine Co.,” launched in memory of her father, and one limited edition bottling of her sister Magdalena’s wine, produced as a part of her wine studies in seeking her Master of Wine designation. These wines honour their father Karl J. Kaiser – iconic pioneer of Canadian winemaking.

Each wine has been expertly paired with select Ontario cheeses and Niagara charcuterie from some of Andrea’s favourite producers.

  • Drea’s Wine Co. “Sauvignon Blanc” paired with Ontario Mountain Oak Wild Nettle Gouda
  • Drea’s Wine Co. “Rosé” paired with Niagara Pingue Prosciutto
  • Tiny Batch Wine “The Mermaid” Skin-Fermented Gewürztraminer paired with locally made Bar Bea Cheddar Biscuits.

Price per tasting package (serves up to 4 people): $300.00 – each package comes with a maximum $200.00 donation tax receipt.

Order deadline: May 7th, 2021

Pick-Up & Delivery Options:

  1. Pick up at Ruffino’s Restaurant (attached to new Bar Bea Wine Shop & Snack Bar), 242 Mary St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, May 12th.
  2. Delivery to your front door.

We sincerely hope you can join us on Thursday, May 13th for a fun, unforgettable and educational evening of food, wine and friends!

Book at https://secure.liberal.ca/event/Love_WIne_And_Food

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VQA Wines of Ontario Celebrates 30 Days of VQA

WHAT
An annual month-long campaign reminding Ontarians of the wide variety of VQA offerings available across the province, VQA Wines of Ontario will celebrate #30DaysofVQA throughout the month of May with various components.

  • Each day on the @winecountryont Instagram and Twitter channels, we will introduce our audience to participating Ontario VQA wineries, highlighting a wine with direct link/swipe-up to purchase.
  • #30DaysofVQA consumer content – the @winecountryont community will have a chance to win one of four $250 gift cards to a VQA winery of their choice
  • #VQAatHome Live Chef Sessions – Episode 1: Anna & Michael Olson – VQA Wines of Ontario is excited to invite wine fans and food lovers to participate in our new series of #VQAatHome Live Chef Sessions! The series kicks off on May 20th at 6:00pm EDT with Pastry Chef Anna Olson and Chef Michael Olson, who are inviting wine and food enthusiasts into their home kitchen studio (virtually) and will take us through a series of delicious seasonal spring recipes just in time for the May long weekend, paired perfectly with VQA wines.

WHY
Spring is the perfect time to remind Ontarians to celebrate the taste of home. This annual month-long campaign in May will help drive awareness of the amazing VQA wines available in our own backyard and highlight how easy it is to buy local. Last year the series generated 1.8 million social media impressions! Wine Country Ontario invites consumers to join in on the month-long celebration and share their love of local on social media using #30DaysofVQA and tagging @winecountryont!

WHEN
May 1st – 31st, 2021

WHERE
Instagram: @winecountryont
Twitter: @winecountryont

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 794: Spanish Whites

Spanish white wines

Monday, April 26th: A wine tasting webinar presented by George Brown College, led by Canadian Master Sommelier Pier-Alexis Soulière, featuring four Spanish white wines. Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 793: Painted Rock Webinar

Painted Rock samples

Saturday, April 24th: Participated in a webinar tasting put on by Painted Rock Estate Winery’s owner John Skinner and Académie du Vin. Painted Rock (25 acres) is located picturesquely above Skaha Lake in the Okanagan. I was sent four small sample 100 mL bottles of the 2018 Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and the winery’s flagship blend, Red Icon. The consulting oenologue is Alain Sutre from Bordeaux. These are some of the best wines from British Columbia, especially the Syrah 2018, which reminded me of a Cornas from the Northern Rhône. These reds are deeply coloured, dense and concentrated, with lovely floral notes, rich and muscular on the palate with great structure.  A most enjoyable tasting.

Other wines tasted: Continue reading

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For the Love of Local Wine & Food – learn to taste like a pro!

You are invited to a special evening with world-renowned Canadian wine critic and author Tony Aspler in support of Andrea Kaiser – Federal Liberal Candidate for the riding of Niagara Falls including Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the- Lake.

Join us for an unforgettable evening hosted by Tony and Andrea, complete with locally grown and crafted Ontario VQA wines, artisan cheese, local charcuterie and, of course, stimulating dialogue.

Your VIRTUAL WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home with those inside your social bubble. Your wine tasting package includes three wines plus curated pairings that will be delivered to your door in time for your guided tasting via ZOOM on Thursday, May 13th, at 6 pm.

Niagara’s local wine and food industries are integral to the very fabric of our community’s economy – supporting local culture, tourism and agriculture. Given Andrea’s strong roots in these sectors, she is a champion for our local producers. As such, she is honoured to have long-time local wine supporter Tony Aspler join her for this special evening.

Virtual Wine Tasting Experience Details

Featured wines include two from Andrea’s very own wine collection, “Drea’s Wine Co.,” launched in memory of her father, and one limited edition bottling of her sister Magdalena’s wine, produced as a part of her wine studies in seeking her Master of Wine designation. These wines honour their father, Karl J. Kaiser – iconic pioneer of Canadian winemaking.

Each bottle of wine has been expertly paired with select Ontario cheeses and Niagara charcuterie from some of Andrea’s favourite producers:

  • Drea’s Wine Co. “Sauvignon Blanc” paired with Ontario Mountain
    Oak Wild Nettle Gouda
  • Drea’s Wine Co. “Rosé” paired with Niagara Pingue Prosciutto
  • Tiny Batch Wine “The Mermaid” Skin-Fermented Gewürztraminer paired with locally made Bar Bea Cheddar Biscuits.

Price per tasting package (serves up to 4 people): $300.00 – each package comes with 3 bottles of wine, aforementioned local food pairing, and admission to the virtual tasting experience with Tony Aspler. Each package purchase also comes with a $200.00 donation tax receipt.

Order deadline: May 7th, 2021

Click here to purchase your ticket

Pick-Up & Delivery Options

  1. Pick up at Ruffino’s Restaurant (attached to new Bar Bea Wine Shop & Snack Bar), 242 Mary St, Niagara-on-the-Lake on May 12th
  2. Delivery to your door on May 12th

We sincerely hope you can join us on Thursday, May 13th, for a fun, unforgettable and educational evening of food, wine and friends!

With gratitude,
Fundraising Committee
Andrea Kaiser Campaign

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