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September 2012


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September 21, 2012

It’s time to get your tickets for the Limited Edition 2012 wine tastings! 
Yes, it is that time again. Four exciting evenings (2 in Brandon, 2 in Winnipeg) with guest speaker, wine guru and all around great guy Tim Vandergrift. The tastings are: 


Wine Festival Wednesday November 14th 
Component tasting Thursday November 15th 

Wine Festival Friday November 16th 
Component Tasting Saturday November 17th. 

Now you are wondering “What is the difference between the 2 nights? Wine Festival and Component?” The details are below but to summarize the Wine Festival is our standard tasting event that many of you have attended in the past. The Component Tasting offers a sit-down session with a guided tasting of the 5 individual components of wine (Oak, tannin, acid, alochol, sweetness) with two ‘benchmark’ wines. TO be specific you’ll taste tannin- and then identify it in the benchmark wines, acid and identify, oak and identify etc.

LE2012 Wine Festival (our standard tasting event) 

– Location: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in both Winnipeg and Brandon 
– Doors open at 7:00 Presentation starts at 7:30 
– Tim does his Presentation on this year’s wines (30 – 45 minutes) 
– You’ll then go from table to table to taste the wines with food pairings 

Tickets: $40 per Couple  and includes $15 off one LE kit of customers’ choice which works out to only $12.50 per person!


LE2012 Component Tasting (NEW!) 

– Location: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in both Winnipeg and Brandon
– Presentation starts at 7:00pm. Customers are seated at tables ‘lecture’ style for the session. Customers sample 7 wines in total. 
– You’ll taste each of the 5 individual components of wine (tannin, oak, acid, alcohol, sugar). 
– You’ll then taste the components with a benchmark red & white to identify the 5 components in context with wine. 
– You’ll then use you new skills in a guided tasting of each of the 5 Limited Edition wines. Wines are discussed, tasted, and tried with the food pairing one at a time guided by Tim

Followed by a Q & A Session with Tim- a winemakers dream!

Tickets: $40 per person  and includes $15 off one LE kit of customers’ choice which works out to only $25 per person!

So check your calendar and contact your favourite Wine Sense location to book your tickets for either night. Tickets are selling fast. Buy your tickets now to prevent disappointment.


Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Hwy)

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