Tastings and Events

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Wine and Tea with David’s Tea – January 25th, 2014 – $40

Tea and Wine have much more in common than first meets the eye. Grapes and Tea both react strongly to the soil they’re planted in, the climate of their region and the processes they undergo after picking. It’s astonishing that a beverage made from one ingredient can have so many different flavours! By comparing and contrasting we’ll show you how and why Teas and Wines taste so different from one to the next.
This is sure to be an outstanding time! Don’t miss out.
When: Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW
Cost: $40 per person
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Back Roads of Italy – February 8th, 2014 – $45
Get off the beaten path and join us for a tour of the off beat regions of Italy, from the chilled foothills of the alps to incredible near-tropical beaches and dense forests, Italy has basically every climate you can possibly imagine. When you add this to the staggering quantity of local indigenous grape varieties you end up with seemingly impossible numbers of wine permutations.
In Alberta (which has over double Italy’s land mass) we are fortunate enough to receive some of these incredible expressions of Italian wine culture. Let us show you why Chianti and Barolo aren’t the only reason to drink Italian. When: Saturday, February 8th 2014 at 6:30 pm Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW Calgary Cost: $45 *** You can now register for our events online! Click here to sign up now!*** Wine and Music: The Unrated Hip Hop History Edition – February 15th 2014 – $60

In the newest iteration of our Wine and Music series, we’ll explore the history of hip hop, from old school to gangster rap and back. We’ll be pairing eight iconic tracks with funky wines, beers or spirits.
You won’t want to miss out on this unique event!
Hosted by Erik Mercier
When: Saturday, February 15th 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW Calgary
Cost: $60 per person
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What We’re Drinking (aka Tuesday Nighters) February 22nd 2014 – $35
Despite our wine obsession, even the staff at Vine Arts can’t justify an $80.00 bottle of Napa Cab on Tuesday nights. For mid week drinking, or when we’re looking for a great value, we abuse our insider knowledge to get some amazing wine for a price that won’t break the bank. From crisp and fresh whites to monster reds, there amazing value wine for every taste if you know where to look.
Sadly this tasting does not include Tuesday night menu favorites like Meatloaf or Tuna Casserole, but will include a charcuterie/cheese board from Taste restaurant.
When: Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 6:30 PM
Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW Calgary
Cost: $35 per person
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Mastering Mixology, The Gin Edition – Saturday, March 1st 2014 – $65
For the gin edition of our “Mastering Mixology” series  our own Jesse Willis is teaming up with cocktail ninja Nathan Head, owner of Milk Tiger Lounge. The tasting will have two components, a gin basics segment and a gin cocktails demonstration. We’ll be tasting a selection of four unique and interesting gins from around the world, breaking down the basics of gin production, botanical use, gin styles and more! Nathan will then create three delicious gin cocktails, ranging from classic to contemporary, with samples of each provided along with step by step instructions and recipes provided!
This is going to be an awesome night and a great opportunity to learn from a cocktail master…and to listen to Jesse blab about gin too.
The tasting will also include a delicious cheese/charcuterie platter.
When: Saturday, March 1 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW
Cost: $65 per person
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Wine and War – Saturday, March 8th 2014 – $80
During WWII France was occupied by the Germans. Despite the threat of imprisonment or death, some of France’s Vintners joined the resistance, an underground collective whose purpose was to disrupt the Nazis anyway they could. In this tasting we will explore the wines and stories of some of France’s unsung farmers and how they contributed for their country during this time of extreme turmoil.
When: Saturday March 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW
Cost: $80 per person
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California Love – Saturday, March 15th 2014 – $75
The wines of California have come along way since the infamous Judgement of Paris Tasting in 1976 when the Californians shocked the world by beating out some of the greatest wines of France.
Although Napa may get all the hype, there are a slew of amazing wines being produced throughout the state. Join us as we head from Napa to Sonoma, Paso to Sta. Rita to find some amazing wines from lesser known producers focusing on quality over quantity.
When: Saturday, March 15th 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW Calgary
Cost: $75 per person
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Wine on the Beach – Saturday, March 22nd 2014 -$55
No, this tasting isn’t about what wines to drink on the Beach, but literally which ones are grown right on the ocean! From Rias Baixas in Northern Spain to Bolgheri on Italy’s Tuscan Coast; Sonoma California to New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay, wine has a little bit of a love affair with the crashing waves. Together we’ll taste through some of the most beautiful coastal regions in the world. Expect Expedia travel prices after each wine!
When: Saturday, March 22nd 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, 1310 – 1st Street SW
Cost: $55 per person
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Comments

    • Hi Caroline,

      We will likely not be running any public tastings in July or August. We will still be offering private tastings, so if you would like to get a group together and set something up let us know! Just shoot us an email at info@vinearts.ca.

      We will be resuming the public tasting schedule in September for the fall season.

      Cheers!

      Jesse Willis

      Reply
    • Hi Karen, a gin tasting is definitely something we’ve been considering. We are also going to feature gin in our next cocktail competition which will likely take place in May! I’ll be sure to drop you a line once we set a date for a gin tasting.

      Cheers,

      Jesse

      Reply

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