Virtual WINE Down After Party
Join us at the Virtual WINE Down After Party to WIND down from a full day of engaging presentations.
A chance for you to connect face-to-face in smaller wine themed breakout rooms, enjoy a wine tasting event & food pairing with Sommelier Mackenzie & great music.
Bucket Wine List
Share the name of your favourite wine in the chat box or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create a bucket wine list to share with all attendees.
4:30 pm – Welcome – OTLA President
4:40 pm – Themed breakout rooms to connect with other attendees
WINE TASTING SCHEDULE:
4:40 to 5:00pm White Wine Tasting
5:00 to 5:20pm Red Wine Tasting
5:20 to 5:30pm Q&A with a Sommelier
A tale of two Sauvignons.
A virtual tasting with CMS Sommelier Mackenzie Putici. Enjoy a tutored tasting of both white and red wine, where you’ll be introduced to a professional tasting method based on that of the Court of Master Sommeliers. Learn about the grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, two Bordeaux grapes that are now grown the world over.
Like any famous family (of grapes) they have some dirty secrets. Get insight into what they are, as well as the common production methods, food pairings, and history of these two noble varietals.
After the tasting concludes, you’ll be able to ask any questions about wine and discuss some of your favourite bottles.
During this themed tasting we’ll be focusing on the white grape Sauvignon Blanc, and the red grape Cabernet Sauvignon. To actively participate in the wine tasting you can purchase or open any Cabernet Sauvignon/Sauvignon Blanc of your choice. Below are some suggestions.
6 Cabernet Sauvignon:
Trius Cabernet Sauvignon VQA $14.95
Icellars Cabernet Sauvignon $49.95
Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $39.95
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $89.95
Château Magnol 2016 $29.95
Château Cos d'Estournel Les Pagodes de Cos 2016 $91.95
Pairs well with: Aged Cheddar Cheese, or Gouda, Cured Meats like Bresaola, Prosciutto, or an herbed salumi. Vegetarian? Try mushrooms on toast with rosemary.
3 Sauvignon Blanc:
Featherstone Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $17.95
Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre $31.95
Invivo X, by Sarah Jessica Parker Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $22.95
Pairs well with: Goat Cheese (Chévre Style), Grilled Veggies, Olive Tapenade, Feta, Smoked Salmon.