Archive for June, 2010

June 26th – Wine, cheese, and charcuterie

June 15th, 2010  |  Published in Wine Events

Pop quiz:

Q: What’s better than sitting in front of the TV, watching riot police?

A: Escaping it all by spending an afternoon out in the country, with good cheer, great company, and delicious wines, cheeses, and charcuterie!

“Tip a glass to the tilt of the Earth”

Saturday, June 26, 2:00pm – 6:00 p.m. – Rain or shine! (drop in any time)
Please RSVP by email or phone.
Full details have been emailed to club members, but please contact us if you need specifics.

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On June 26th, we invite you and your friends to join us for a pleasurable afternoon… mingling with fellow wine lovers, and tasting some of the finest wines the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club has to offer.

On the wine front:
It’s an all-star Argentine affair. We’ll be sampling fresh and lively whites, a rare and delightful rosado of bonarda, and a extensive array of reds bold and beautiful including various malbecs, refined blends, and other exciting varietals – none of which are available at the LCBO.

Also joining us is A Taste of Cheese, who will be sharing and pairing a wide assortment of exceptionally fine artisan cheeses and charcuterie from Canada and abroad.

Elaine and Mark have selected three cheeses to compliment our wines as follows:
Artisinal 8-year Cheddar from Canada – an intense, sharp flavour yet still creamy
Brebis Agour au Piment from France – a nutty flavoured cheese with esplette peppers to add a bit of a kick
Aged Picobello Gouda from Holland – a dry, crumbly gouda with hints of sweet and salt

For the Charcuterie Platter:
The charcuterie platter will include a selection of artisanal Ontario products including prosciutto, smoked duck breast, chorizo sausage, salami umbro and hot sopressetta. All of these products are produced from local chefs and farmers and are nitrite and nitrate free.

This gathering also represents an opportunity to inquire in more detail about our upcoming travel adventure to Argentina in December (PDF). Feel free to come with your questions!

Looking forward to spending one of the longest days of the year with you!

Your hosts, Ken and Renee