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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.

October 2018
SOLD OUT Halloween Pairing

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wed, Oct 24, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

This event has been such a hit the last couple of years that it’s now become a fall tradition! Spend the evening with our team as they have some grownup fun pairing wines, beers, and cocktails with traditional Halloween candies. You’ll be amazed at how delicious mini-candy bars, Rockets, and many other Halloween goodies can be, when paired up with just the right magical liquid potion.
$15

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Australia with Liz Muir

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thurs, Oct 25, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Get ready for a fascinating evening exploring the wines of Australia with special guest host Liz Muir, Canadian Market Manager of Yalumba/Negociants International. With a degree in Wine Marketing from Adelaide University, Liz is the perfect person to lead you through a tasting of Australian wines. Her passion and love for the country and its wines will shine through with every wine that she shares during the evening. Australian wine fans, this night is sure to be a real treat. Book early as seating is limited.

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Elisabeth “Liz” Muir is the Canadian Market Manager for Negociants International.

Liz’s interest in wine took hold early - somewhere between the family dinner table and a formative visit to a Champagne house.

A former translator, her enjoyment of wine led her to Australia, where she became one of a handful of Canadians to obtain a Diploma in Wine Marketing at the University of Adelaide.

Since 2001, she has worked to build wine brands in Canada, first with the Australian Wine Bureau (Wine Australia), and subsequently in marketing roles with distributors Brave New Wines, Diamond Estates and Corby / Pernod Ricard.

Liz has been overseeing the Negociants International family of brands across Canada since 2012.

$15

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Exploring Italy with Antionio Antonelli, Galasso Winery

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Fri, Oct 26, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Special Guest Host Antonio Antonelli

The world’s No.1 producer of wine is Italy. The region of Abruzzo on the Adriatic ocean side of Italy, produces some of the biggest, full white and reds that appeal to our prairie pallet. Chief among the grape varieties are Trebbiano and Montepulciano. Antonio Antonelli has travelled the world as ambassador of the exciting wines of Abruzzo. Let Antonio help educate your palate.

$15

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November 2018
Big Red Festival

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Nov 2, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Calling all red wine lovers! Do we have a night for you! We’ve created a special Big Red Festival that will bring together red wines from around the globe, all into one room. From the light and fruity to the big and bold this evening is sure to warm the hearts of all red wine enthusiasts.


$20

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Potato Chip Pairing

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Sat, Nov 3, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Our Potato Chip Pairing class is always such a favourite that we’ve brought it back again! You’re going to have a blast with our Trusted Expert team! They’ll take some of their favourite chip flavours and pair them up with tasty wines and beers to show you how to bring a “wow-factor” to snacking at home. Trust us when we say you won’t believe how much fun you can have pairing up great libations with tasty potato chips.

$15

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Decadent Ports

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thurs, Nov 8, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Join special guest host Linda Robinson for a decadent evening of delicious Ports. Linda will guide you through an incredible lineup of both Ruby and Tawny port styles and explain what makes each style unique. You’ll leave this experience with a much better understanding of how Port is made, what the information on the labels mean and of course, great pairing ideas to enjoy with your new favourite Port.


$20

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Hobo Doughnut Pairings

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Sat, Nov 10, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

We’re so excited to be teaming up with Regina’s very own Hobo Doughnuts for a sweet and tasty pairings. If you haven’t tried one of these sensational doughnuts you’re in for a real treat. Our team will expertly pair the doughnut styles that will take an already incredible taste experience to an out-of-this- world experience!

$20

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Brewmaster Series 2

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wed, Nov 14, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

We’re very excited to welcome Jeff Allport, brewmaster for Nokomis Craft Ales as the host of our second Brewmasters series. Located in the rural farming community of Nokomis, Saskatchewan, the brewery is a culmination of vision, passion, determination, and generous support from the town, friends and family. After an old fashioned barn-raising in the fall of 2013, this small scale operation opened its doors in August 2014. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about these beers and what being a Brewmaster is really like then you won’t want to miss your chance to meet Jeff at this exclusive night.

$15

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Italy 101

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thurs, Nov 15, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Spend the evening with us as we explore one of the most beloved wine countries in the world- Italy. During this class we’ll look at the country’s different wine zones from top to bottom and explore the diversity of styles that awaits you to discover for your glass. You’ll also enjoy a tasty flight of wines that will showcase just how exciting the wines from this incredible country can be. If you love Italian wines or always wanted to know more, this is a great event for you.

$15

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Pairings & Chocolate

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Sat, Nov 17, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Back by popular demand! What could be better than spending the evening learning all about wine and chocolate pairings? With the delectable chocolates from Lindt and expertly paired libations from our team, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience sampling Ports, wines, beers and bubbles, with delectable and mouthwatering chocolate treats. Chocolate fans you don’t want to miss out!


$20

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Coffee Cocktails-Good Earth

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wed, Nov 21, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

We’re excited to be teaming up with our friends at Good Earth Coffeehouse to bring an evening of hot and cold coffee cocktails. With cooler weather upon us, what could be better than learning a few new hot cocktail ideas to sip by the fire? We’ll be covering the classics such as how to make the perfect Irish Coffee, White Russian, and the always delicious Café Caribbean, just to name a few. The team at Good Earth will also be bringing some of their favourite treats to enjoy with our coffee cocktails as well. If you love coffee and a great cocktail you won’t want to pass this event up.

$20

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Escape to the South of France with the Wines of Gabriel Meff

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thurs, Nov 22, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Special Guest Host: Guillaume Blisson

The Rhone Valley produces some of the world’s most sought-after wines. It is the birth-place of syrah (shiraz) and other famous grape varieties. Born and raised in South of France, Guillaume Blisson obtained his Masters in Science in 2002 from the prestigious AgroParis Tech, with a specialization in Viticulture and Oenology. Guillaume accrued a wealth of experience in vinification throughout Provence, the Loire and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This could be the French wine learning event of the year, you won’t want to miss out!

$20

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Grey Cup Pairings

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Fri, Nov 23, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Get ready for the big game by learning our Trusted Experts insider tips and tricks for pairings with game day fare. You’ll learn how to pair with chips and dip, chicken wings, spinach dip, chili and of course some sweet treats too! If you love to entertain you won’t want to miss this class.

*Event may contain nuts & gluten.

$20

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Sparkling Wines 101

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Sat, Nov 24, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Pop! Just the sound of a cork being popped brings the feeling of celebration to any room. Spend the evening with us as we introduce you to a lineup of sparkling wines from around the world. You’ll leave tonight’s class with a better understanding of the differences between Champagne, Cava, Cremant, and Sekt. From toasty and off-dry to fruity and fresh, the sparkling wine aisle has them all waiting for you. This class will teach you how to read the labels to ensure you find the sparkling wine you’re looking for.

$15

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Holiday Favourite Treat Pairing

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Thurs, Nov 29, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

With the holiday season quickly approaching we thought we would share some of our favourite pairings that go with the sweet treats we all enjoy this time of year. You’ll love learning all about what our team pairs with gingerbread cookies, Nanaimo bars, shortbread cookies, and of course maple fudge just to name a few. If you love sweet treats you won’t want to miss this event!

*Event may contain nuts and gluten.

$20

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Woman & Wine

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Fri, Nov 30, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Ladies, get your friends together for a well-deserved girl’s night out with Trusted Expert Erin Rosar. Erin will guide you through a tasting of wines that she feels are every girl’s “must-have” wines to keep on hand to be ready for any occasion. She’ll also share her hints and tips for food pairings and service ideas. You’ll not only learn a lot at this event but have a whole bunch of fun!

$20

 

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December 2018
Rum & Cookies

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Sat, Dec 1, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

A holiday tradition! We’ve taken two of our favourite things and brought them together into one tasty event. Our team will lead you through a fascinating lineup of delicious cookies from Regina’s very own Sinfully Sweet Bakery expertly paired with an assortment of rums. If you love rum and cookies this evening is just for you.

*Event may contain nuts and gluten.

$20

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Whisky Picks for the Festive Season

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Wed, Dec 5, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

Looking for the perfect whisky to toast in the holiday season or give as a gift? Then this class is for you as our Trusted Expert team shares some of their favourite whiskies for this merry season. You’ll enjoy tasting a diverse lineup of whiskies that will include something for everyone. We’ll have fancy cask finishes, delicate, and peaty styles and you may even discover a new favourite for you or someone special on your shopping list this year.

$20

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Sparkling Wines Festival

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Dec 7, 2018 
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Regina
Contact: Scott 306-585-1661, scottlb@willowpark.net

We invite you to share an evening with “stars in your glass”! This festive event will celebrate bubbles in all their forms, from the classic champagnes of France to the seductive sparkling wines of Spain, Italy, Canada, California, and Australia. This evening is sure to be a highlight of this year’s holiday season and a wonderful way to celebrate with friends without having to do the dishes.

$25

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