Upcoming Events

Big Reds Tasting with Steak Frites Dinner
At the Faculty Club
Wednesday April 10, 2019


The red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is the largest of all kangaroos and the largest terrestrial mammal native to Australia. This species is a very large kangaroo with long, pointed ears and a squared-off muzzle. The males have short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. Females are smaller than males and are blue-grey with a brown tinge. It has two forelimbs with small claws, two muscular hind-limbs, which are used for jumping, and a strong tail which is often used to create a tripod when standing upright. The red kangaroo's legs work much like a rubber band, with the Achilles tendon stretching as the animal comes down, then releasing its energy to propel the animal up and forward, enabling the characteristic bouncing locomotion.

The other Big Reds in Australia are the superb full bodied wines, from regions that include McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Fleurieu and Langhorne Creek. On April 10th, we will taste eight super reds, followed by a Steak Frites dinner with red wines. Here are the wines we will be tasting.

Grant Burge 2005 Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA
Mitolo G.A.M. 2005 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA
Parri Estates 2005 Shiraz, McLaren Flat, SA
Torbreck 2005 Woodcutters Shiraz, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, SA
Kilikanoon 2005 The Lackey Shiraz, Clare Valley, SA
Wynn’s 2016 Coonawarra Shiraz, SA
Xanadu 2005 Secession Merlot, Margaret River, WA
Bremerton Matilda Plains 2005 Cabernet/Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, SA

This is another AWS evening not to be missed, so book early. Event price for tasting and dinner is $80.00 for AWS Members and $85.00 for Guests.

We will be in the Main Dining Room for this event, with a reception wine at 6:30, sit at 7:00 for the tasting, followed by the always popular Steak Frites dinner. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Willcocks Street on the U of T Campus, one block south of Harbord and east of Spadina. Reception wine at 6:30 pm. Shiraz Tasting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Dining Room

Registration Form is available for download here, complete and mail to Australian Wine Society of Toronto, c/o Malcolm Cocks, 183 Woodholme Place, London, N6G 0H4. Telephone 519-471-0151.

Future Events

April 10 - Steak Frites Big Reds Dinner

May 8 - Walkabout with a variety of wines from the cellar

June 21 - Summer Solstice Dinner


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