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Wine & Spirits Education

It’s one thing to truly enjoy wines and spirits. It’s another thing to be an expert. We are pleased to offer the industry’s most recognized courses by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust taught by our own team of Trusted Experts.

September 2019
Great Value Wines

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Friday, September 13, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

When it comes to wine, it’s easy to get caught up in the kerfuffle of vintages, regions and varieties, resulting in some unexpectedly expensive purchases! Our Trusted Experts have compiled a collection of wallet-friendly wines that deliver maximum quality on a minimal budget. With a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines, you’ll be able to keep your cellar stocked without breaking the bank!

$15

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Ciders for Fall

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thursday, September 19, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

People have been sipping cider for over 2000 years and this ancient beverage is once again gaining popularity as a gluten-free alternative to beer! At our Ciders for Fall class, we’ll be celebrating the autumnal harvest of the incredible fruits that make ciders so special. After tasting a variety of styles and flavours of cider, we guarantee that you’ll find the perfect fall beverage.

$15

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Hidden Gem Festival

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Saturday, September 21, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Walkabout Festival, Food and Tasting Stations, No Seating

Are you stuck in a wine rut, drinking the same bottle and brands night after night? At our Hidden Gem Festival, you’ll discover wines from around the world that you may have overlooked! This eye-opening festival will introduce you to a selection of wines that will add some delicious diversity to your collection.

$25

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Spain & Portugal

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Saúde and Salud! The phenomenal wines of Spain and Portugal have long been captivating wine enthusiasts. With native grapes like Tempranillo, Albariño, Marufo and Sercial, the Iberian Peninsula has been churning out incomparable wines for thousands of years. Tonight, you’ll be introduced to the astonishing variety of reds, whites, rosés, Ports, and Sherries emerging from these westerly regions.

$15

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October 2019
Bourbon Master Class

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thursday, October 3, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Bourbon has its roots in 18th century Kentucky, though accurate details of its beginnings are a bit hazy! Join us on a journey back in time to discover the humble, if somewhat illegal, origins of ‘America’s Whisky’ by tasting a lineup of extraordinary top-shelf bourbons.

$35

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Ales For Fall

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Friday, October 4, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Now that it’s Fall, we’re switching out t-shirts for sweaters, sunglasses for toques, and flip-flops for boots. We’re also trading our summer sips for some autumn friendly ales! At this class, we’ll be tasting brews from around the world that are perfect for the cooler days of Fall.

$15

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Whisky & Chocolate

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

We’re taking indulgent pairings to new heights at our Whisky & Chocolate pairing class! These two sumptuous treats have complex yet complementary flavour profiles, creating unexpected taste sensations when perfectly paired. You’ll be sure to come away with some delightful new pairings for your favourite dram.

$25

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Thanksgiving Pairings

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thursday, October 10, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Choosing a menu for Thanksgiving is easy; you’ve got your classic turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Finding something to pair with these decadent foods should be just as simple! We’ll be serving up tips and tricks on how to pair beverages with every Thanksgiving course, guaranteeing your place as the host with the most!

$25

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Rum 101

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thursday, October 17, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

We’re whisking you to warmer climates as we explore the origin of rum! During this introductory class, you’ll learn about the spirits ancient origins, the distilling process, and its importance in North America’s history. With a fantastic selection of rums to sample, you’ll leave with a new appreciation for both the taste and traditions of this sugarcane based spirit.

$20

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Fall Beer Festival

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Saturday, October 19, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Walkabout Festival, Food and Tasting Stations, No Seating

We’re welcoming the cooler season with our Fall Beer Festival, celebrating outstanding beer-making talent both at home and abroad. This festival will be your opportunity to sample unique brews from iconic beermaking regions, and hopefully discover new favorites to add to your fridge! Whether you’re a beer beginner or a buff, there’s something for everyone at this festival!

$20

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Any Port In A Storm: An Evening With Taylor Fladgate's Cynthia Opsal

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Revel in decadence with an evening of Port and pairings! Cynthia Opsal, Brand Ambassador of The Fladgate Partnership, will be our host as we taste our way through a diverse lineup of fortified wines with delicious complementary cheeses and chocolates.

The evening’s reception will commence with the classic Portuguese aperitif White Port and Tonic, followed by six incredible Ports including the Fonseca Bin 27, the Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny, and the 98 pt Fonseca Vintage Port 2016.

$25

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Halloween Pairings

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thursday, October 24, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

We already know that you’re planning on stealing some of your kids Halloween candy next week, so why not put an adult spin on your overindulgence! We’ll be pairing Rockets, mini chocolate bars and other classic candies with a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails. This class is no tricks, just treats!

$15

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November 2019
Exploring Italy

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thursday, November 7, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Home to over 350 grape varieties, Italy has secured its place as the top wine producing country in the world. Tonight, we’ll be teaching you about the classic Italian wines that consistently inspire and wow connoisseurs around the globe!

$15

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Beer & Cheese

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM    Thursday, November 14, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Funky, nutty, ripe, bitter, acidic, creamy. Are we describing beers or cheeses? These complex flavours are more complementary than you might think! At our Beer and Cheese class, we’ll teach you how to expertly pair these punchy treats.

$20

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Italian Wine Festival

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Saturday, November 16, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Walkabout Festival, Food and Tasting Stations, No Seating

It’s time to experience la dolce vita as we toast to the delicious and diverse wines of Italy at our Italian Wine Festival! We’ll be taking the scenic route through the Italian countryside, tasting the best wines from each of Italy’s unique winemaking regions. From the bubbling Proseccos of Veneto to Sicily’s noble Nero d’Avalo grapes, it’s no wonder that the Italians are known for their love of wine! Cin cin!

$25

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Guess the Expensive Spirit

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

As the saying goes; ‘don’t judge a spirit by the price!’ We’ve taken one of our most popular classes and added a brand-new twist! This time, you’ll be led through a blind tasting of spirits, deciphering which is the most and least expensive in the flight. It’s up to you to decide whether the price is justified by the quality, and vice versa!

$20

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Grey Cup Pairings

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Friday, November 22, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

This is going to be your easiest Grey Cup party yet, thanks to some tips and tricks from our Trusted Experts! We’ll show you how to pair with classic Game Day foods like chips, chicken wings, spinach dip, and more! Even if you and your guests are cheering for opposing teams, everyone will agree that your feast was a total touch down.

$20

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Fancy Cask Finishes

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

Have you ever wondered how whiskies develop distinct, complex flavours? It’s all in the finishing, a process in which spirits spend time in one cask before being transferred into another for secondary maturation. These casks are typically infused with flavour from previous use, allowing unique flavours to diffuse into the whisky. If you think you’ve tried everything when it comes to whisky, we can’t wait for you to discover new and unique flavours of fancy cask finishes!

$20

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Wine & Chocolate

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Saturday, November 30, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

If something gives you pleasure, then you shouldn’t feel guilty about it! That’s our justification at least! Tonight, we’re jumping straight to dessert by indulging in decadent pairings of wine and chocolate. Our Trusted Experts have put together a selection of chocolates with a variety of wine styles to show you how diverse and delicious these pairings can be!

$20

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December 2019
Holiday Cocktails

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Seated Tasting, Non-Reserved Seating

It’s the most wonderful, and most busy, time of the year! Between buying gifts, planning dinners, and shovelling snow, we think you could use an evening of holiday inspired libations. After tonight, you’ll have all the tools and tinsel to make cocktails that will have everyone rockin’ around the Christmas tree!

$15

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Sparkling Wine Festival

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Saturday, December 7, 2019
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Style: Walkabout Festival, Food and Tasting Stations, No Seating

We’re celebrating the holiday season the only way we know how; with glasses full of bubbles! At our Sparkling Wine Festival, we’ll be toasting to all things sparkling from around the world. Fill your flute with classic styles like French Champagne and Italian Prosecco, or find new favourites hailing from California and South America. With something to please every type of sparkling fan, you can consider this your no hassle holiday party.

$25

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