WINE & SPIRIT SCHOOL!
Get "schooled" in the most fun way possible and graduate with flying colours! Festival-goers are encouraged to attend complimentary sessions in the Wine & Spirit School and soak in the latest from experts in the industry. What's new in the world of mixology? What pairs well with different wines, spirits, beer and ciders? Put on your judge's cap and help crown the winners in our Cocktail Cage Match competition on Friday AND our Hogtown Smackdown competition on Saturday, featuring the best of bacon! Seating is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis, so check out the schedule and don't miss out!
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
6:25pm - 6:50pm Wine & Cheese Pairing with Sobey's Urban Fresh and Arterra Wines
7:05pm - 7:30pm Rum Education featuring Havana Club 3YO and Lambs Palm Breeze
7:45pm - 830pm Cocktail Cage Match: featuring Kinsip House of Fine Spirits, Siempre Tequila, Wolfhead Distillers
8:45pm- 9:10pm Scotch Education with Gord Stevenson of Inver House Distillers of Scotland
9:25pm - 9:50pm Just Craft Soda featuring Tito's Vodka
10:05pm - 10:30pm The Story of D'On't Poke the Bear Wines (with tastings) featuring Doris Miculan-Bradley
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
2:30pm - 2:55pm
Walter Craft Caeser Mix featuring Absolut Vodka and Havana Club 3YO
3:10pm - 3:35pm Wine & Cheese Pairing with Sobey's Urban Fresh and Arterra Wines
3:50pm - 4:15pm Gin Cocktails with Gord Stevenson of Inver House Distillers of Scotland
4:30pm - 4:55pm Sangria Cocktailing Made Easy featuring Jacobs Creek Moscato, Absolut Lime and McGuinness Simple Syrup
5:15pm - 6:15pm Hogtown Smackdown featuring Magic Oven, King Catering, Sobey's and Hot Bunzz Steet Cuisine paired with Thurnbury Village Cider Hosted by Ben Miner.
6:30pm - 6:55pm The Story of D'On't Poke the Bear Wines (with tastings) featuring Doris Miculan Bradley
7:10pm - 7:55pm Cocktail Cage Match: Beer: Crabbie's Ginger Beer, Kona Brewing, Big Rock Brewery, Creemore Springs Brewery
8:10pm - 8:35pm Scotch Education with Gord Stevenson of Inver House Distillers of Scotland
8:50pm - 9:15pm Tequila Education featuring Olmeca Altos