wine basics ontario

You don't have to be a wine expert to have fun with wine. Tastings are a great way to entertain friends, colleagues and clients. They allow you to explore several wines at once, something that's harder to do on your own.  

Not sure what type of event to host?  We have some great ideas for you.  But feel free to be as creative as you'd like.  We'll work with you to customize the perfect event.

Wine 101

Feel lost when you are handed a wine list or walk into your local wine store?  Wine Basics Ontario will give you the confidence you need when buying wine.  Learn how to taste like a pro and then apply what you have learned as we explore some classic varietals.


The Blind Wine Game

Get your competition hat on in this fun and interactive wine game. Taste the wine and guess the grape and region it is from.  Don't worry, you will be given great guidance along the way.  And there is a prize for the winner! Great for team-building or client entertaining.


Grape Comparisons

Ever wonder if there really is a difference between Chardonnay from Burgundy and Chardonnay from California?  In this tasting, we will pick one grape and explore how it tastes when it is made in different wine regions around the world.


Ontario - Our Own Backyard

Wine grapes have been grown in Ontario since 1811.  A lot has changed since then.  Experience the great wines that are being produced in Ontario.  From Riesling to Chardonnay to Cabernet Franc, Ontario is now making world-class wines.


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Off-Beat Wines

There are thousands of grape varietals in the world.  Italy alone is home to more than 2,000 indigenous wine grapes.  Explore some of the world's lesser-known, but still delicious, wines:  Moschofilero, Falanghina, Gruner Veltliner and Bonarda are a few of the wines that we might try in this outside-the-box tasting.

It’s a true pleasure to recommend Michelle Paris to organize your next event. She makes it seem very easy by taking care of all details with great attention. The venue, food and wine were all fantastic choices! 

The interactive wine session allowed our clients
to mingle & learn at their leisure. Michelle’s knowledge and expertise
of wines and food pairing is truly impressive.

Judging by the great feedback received by our clients, the event was a
success and enjoyed by all.
— Evah Dhamo, Vice President and Director, Desjardins Capital Markets