Are you ready to embark on a unique journey through the captivating world of small-scale and family-owned wineries? Join us for an exclusive wine workshop series led by the renowned sommelier Aryn Pepper.
Aryn is a WSET certified sommelier, writer, and monthly contributor to Good Food Revolution through her esoteric column ‘Sedimental Value’. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, she has travelled from Prince Edward County, the United Kingdom, Southern France, and Germany to learn about winemaking techniques both natural and conventional (though, prefers the former). Dedicated to breaking the chain of gatekeeping in the wine industry, Aryn writes and works towards an inclusive future for viniculture. Aryn is not only a certified wine expert but also a passionate educator who will guide you through a sensory experience like no other.
What to Expect:
Our inaugural workshop will feature five wines from Drink Better Wine imports and feature delightfully refreshing small-scale and sustainable wines from Ontario, Italy, and Spain. During this immersive workshop, Aryn Pepper will unravel the secrets of wine in an engaging and approachable manner. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a complete novice, Aryn's expertise and enthusiasm will make this experience memorable and enriching. Expect wines only available through local wineries and private import, with a specialized focus on small-scale and sustainable wines.
All with glass in hand.
Exploration of Wine Regions: Embark on an introductive journey through modern wines of Ontario, Italy, and Spain. From discussing the theory of terroir to the unique climate of each area, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how geography influences wine.
Tasting Techniques: Discover the art of wine tasting as Aryn demonstrates how to evaluate wines using all your senses. The importance of glassware, storage, identifying flaws, and the top tips to make you a bonafide tasting pro. Learn to identify aromas, flavours, and appreciate the subtleties that make each wine a distinct experience.
Food Pairing: Aryn will share her expertise on the delicate art of pairing wine with food. You'll have the opportunity to savor delicious wine and discuss food pairings that exemplify the harmony between the two. Charcuterie that complements the wine is provided.
Wine Etiquette: Gain insight into the world of wine etiquette and enhance your confidence when ordering wine in a restaurant or hosting a wine-tasting event.
Q&A Session: Aryn will be available for a Q&A session, allowing you to ask all your burning questions about wine, from the best wines for your palate to tips for building a diverse wine collection.
Who Should Attend:
This wine workshop is suitable for anyone with a curiosity about wine, from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts, however, this is an introductory class to more modern wine styles. Aryn Pepper's charming, witty, and engaging teaching style ensures that all attendees will leave with new knowledge and a deeper appreciation for the world of wine.
Tickets for this exclusive wine workshop are limited, so don't miss your chance to join Aryn Pepper in this new and exciting adventure into modern wines. Secure your spot today and indulge in the world of wine like never before.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- A brief introduction
- A Charcuterie sharing board
- Sommelier guided tasting of five unique wines (most not available in the LCBO)
- Breaks to casually enjoy your creations and libations
- 10% off all items in the Split Tree Cocktail Shoppe
Date night tables are now available! Join in all the fun but have a seat at separate table to share with you and a friend! Price is for 2 spots in the workshop. The tables are a smaller and more intimate setting.
Welcome to THE HABIT. Our intimate and private space within the Split Tree Cocktail Shoppe is dedicated to higher education and good times! Join us for our cocktail workshops, mocktail classes, tastings and private events.
- Sold as individual admission for a single workshop
- Non-refundable 1 week prior to the event
- Classes may be cancelled due to low attendance. In this case full refunds will be issued.