Events

Ten monthly wine tastings

For members, or by invitation only

September 24 – Univin & Spirits  REGISTER

This is a Virtual event with Food and Wine Kits for pickup in time for the Tasting.  It’s a little bit different but still a lot of fun!

On the last Thursday of every month from January to October, we have a wine tasting and food pairing event. We invite Ontario agents who have international wines, many of which are not available at the LCBO, as well as local wineries to introduce us to and showcase their wines. We start with a sparkling wine and an amuse-bouche, followed by a flight of white wines, then a flight of red wines. Each wine is paired with food that reflects the country of origin, flavour profile of the wine and/or a contrasting, often surprising aspect of the wine.

Each evening is unique, informative and provides an opportunity to taste wines and of course order them directly from the agent and/or winery. All 10 tastings are included in the annual membership fee. You must register for each tasting to reserve your spot.

Barbecues

June 20 – Summer Solstice – Cancelled

July 19 – Chef & Somm BBQ – Cancelled

Each year we have a summer BBQ at different locations throughout the city. Members have typically offered their beautiful homes, whether they be on the waterfront, a rooftop of a downtown condo or a large beautifully landscaped backyard. Our members are generous, the food plentiful, and wine, beer and cider tickets are included. It’s an opportunity to talk to fellow members in a more informal outdoor setting but with the same high standard of food and wine provided.

Christmas party

Every year in November we have a Gala Christmas Party catered by Chef Maggie of Indulgent Chef. We have celebrated European foods and wines, In 2018 it was Christmas Down Under with traditional Aussie foods and wines. Check out the Gallery for pictures of the event. Last year we celebrated in South American tradition.  this year we will be celebraing all things French.  We’ll have some traditional dishes from France as well as our very own French Canadian classic recipes.

Registration information to come.

International trips

Burlington Wine Club is pleased to offer tours to wine-producing countries around the world. These memorable experiences focus on the vineyards and people who supply the wines that we have all come to love, and allows members the opportunity to experience the culture and scenery at a leisurely pace.

Members-only master class

April 30 – Members-only Master Class – Meffre Winery – Rhone Wines – ZOOM

This year we are very please to have a winemaker from the Rhone Valley, now living in Canada, to speak to us about Rhone wines and the wines of Meffre Winery in particular.

Once a year, we have our members-only master class. Previously, we’ve had master classes for sparkling wine that included Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Prosecco and Ontario sparkling wines and Port wine that included samples of white, ruby, tawny LBV and vintage ports. Members learned about the different styles of sparkling and port wine including taste profiles, production methods and grapes.

Included were a variety of foods that showed the robustness of sparkling wine with food, and the following year, recipes developed by Canadian Chefs specifically for Taylor Fladgate’s ports.

Special tastings and events

August 15 – Under the Tuscan Sun – Rescheduled for August 2021

In addition to the regular monthly tasting, we periodically have special tastings of wine or spirits, theme evenings, promotional events and winemakers’ dinners. We also receive invitations from our partners to industry events and special events. Many of these tastings and events have very limited seating. Check our website on a regular basis for upcoming special events.

Wine wanderings

June 12-14 – Prince Edward County – Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID crisis, the June wine wandering to PEC is cancelled. The wineries, hotels and restaurants are all closed at this time and they don’t foresee anything opening sooner than June. All of the wineries we were going to visit are open for online business and deliveries. Please support and order from them.

Lighthall Vineyards – free delivery on cases only. They might deliver cheese too. Just need to ask. www.lighthallvineyards.com
Karlo Estates – free delivery on 4 or more bottles www.karloestates.com
Casa Dea Estates – free delivery on 6 or more bottles www.casadeaestates.com
Morandin Wines – free delivery on 6 or more bottles www.morandinwines.ca
Black Prince wine and vinegars – free delivery on 6 bottles or more. www.blackprincewinery.com
Sandbanks winery – April 1 -15 special $36 case of their “Entre Nous Wines” single or mixed case. Always free delivery on any 4 bottles or more. www.sandbankswinery.com