Upcoming Events

Australian Wine Society Summer Solstice Celebration
Thursday June 18, 2015
Faculty Club Patio.

Wherever we are, we are under the influence of the sun. When it rises, we stretch and greet the new day; as it fades over the horizon, we return home to rest. It inspired humanity's oldest rituals, especially at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, where celebrations have continued since the days of the Druids.

Come out on June 18th and celebrate the Solstice as our ancestors did. Come out in your summer finery, breezy bright clothes, frivolous dresses, Hawaiian shirts and shorts, hey there might even be a prize for best dressed lady and man, so give up on those gray wintery colours, cast aside the dark suits and have fun at the Summer Solstice Dinner. 

2015 Summer Solstice Dinner

A Selection of Canapes on the Patio
Woodland Mushroom and Polenta Squares with Asiago Cheese
Crispy Calamari with a Lemon Aioli
Smoked Duck Breast with Gorgonzola and Candied Pecan Crostini

Served with Jacob’s Creek Sparkling White

First Course
Italian Antipasti Plate with Cured Meats, Crisp Summer Cool Vegetables and Seafood.

Served with 2013 Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay

Main Course, Two Choices
Roasted Veal Loin Marsala, Sauteed Rapini and Roasted Peppers, with Rustic Goat Cheese and Scallion Mashed Potatoes.

Served with 2005 Redheads Studio Sangiovese Viottolo, Angaston, SA


European Seabass, lemon and Fried Capers Butter, Asparagus Risotto with Pearl Vegetables 

Served with 2013 Hollick Chardonnay, Penola, SA

Dessert Course

Mixed Berry and Marsala Zabaglione with Crumbles and Almond Cookies
Coffee and Tea

Reception will on the patio at 6:30, followed by dinner at 7:00. Seating will be allocated, so if you have a group of 3 or more, please advise so we can accommodate your request.
NOTE: Please choose your course in advance. If ordering by Eventbrite, choose your main course. If registering by mail, tick the box on the order form for your choices.

Member cost, all inclusive is $85.00, Guests $95.00. This will be a joint event with Faculty Club Wine Members, so book early. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Willcocks Street on the U of T Campus, one block south of Harbord and east of Spadina. Dress comfortable summer casual, bright and breezy. Entrance to the patio is on the west side of the building.

The Registration Form can be downloaded here and mailed to Australian Wine Society of Toronto, c/o Bernard Nottage or Register on-line at http://awssolstice2015.eventbrite.ca

Future Events

The Annual General Meeting and Barbeque will be in August on Sunday the 16th at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club deck.

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