Upcoming Events

Big Reds & Steak Frites Dinner
Faculty Club
Tuesday February 28, 2017

Australians often speak of their love for big red wines. To learn what this means and find out about the key styles of bold red wine, then sign up or for our Big Reds and Steak Frites dinner evening. What you'll taste in these wines is determined not only by the grape variety but where they come from. The good news is that it isn't something you have to study, simply come out and taste.

While Shiraz and Cabernet sauvignon are perfectly fine to drink on their own, there are blended Big Reds from across Australia that take on a completely different character. The use of multiple grape varieties adds complexity and helps some wines stand out from the crowd.

And so we invite you to enjoy this select group of outstanding wines with us on February 28, 2017. This event is limited to the first 60 to register, as we will be upstairs at the Faculty Club.

Here are the wines will be tasting:

  • Torbreck Woodcutters 2002 Shiraz, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, SA
  • Penfold’s Bin 389 2003 Shiraz, South Australia
  • Alexander Park Strathbogie Ranges 2004 Shiraz, Victoria
  • Yangarra 2004 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA
  • D’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard 2006 Grenache, McLaren Vale, SA
  • Brangayne Tristan 2004 Cabernet Merlot, Orange, NSW
  • Yalumba Patchwork 2013 Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA
  • Oatley 2013 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA

Members Price for this evening is $75.00 and $85.00 for Guests, all inclusive. Our traditional reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with the tasting at 7:00 p.m. Following the tasting we will serve the ever popular Steak Frites Dinner, with wines.

You can register on-line at https://bigredssteakfrites.eventbrite.ca or download the registration form and mail it to Bernard Nottage as noted on the Registration Form. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto, 416-978-6325, one block south of Harbord, and east of Spadina Avenue. Metered parking on the surrounding streets and TTC stops at Willcocks on Spadina.

Future Events

Tuesday April 4 - Dinner at Evoo Restaurant
We return to Evoo Ristorante on Avenue Road. Our host, Peter Catarino, has promised a fine dining experience to match the wines selected from the AWS cellar, so for now mark the date and watch for next month’s newsletter.

Tuesday May 9 - Regional Tasting
Western Australia wine tasting with eight wines from Australia’s westerly wine region. Don’t miss this, as the last tasting we had from this region was June, 2003.

Wednesday June 21 - Solstice Dinner
On Wednesday June 21, we return to the Faculty Club for our Solstice Dinner.

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