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Whether you’re an aficionado or an amateur, our Trusted Expert-led year-round events are sure to please. Meet new people, try a new libation or two, and learn a few tricks about how you can take your knowledge of wines, beer, and spirits to the next level. Book early, tickets sell fast! Tickets will be emailed directly to your inbox as soon as your order is completed.

May 2017
Cerveza Beers for Summer
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, May 2, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Get ready for summer with us as we open up some of our favourite beers for the season! Lager fans you’re going to love finding out what’s on Dave the Beer Guy’s list for the warmer months for must-have light and fresh styles along with a few secret treats up his sleeve as well. Be sure to join us for the fun.

 

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Tequila & Mezcal Master Class
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, May 3, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Spend a fascinating evening with Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz as he leads you through the stories, legends and an enlightening tasting of some of the best tequilas and mezcals that we have available to share. You’ll learn the difference between these two different spirits and how to taste with true expertise. A not to be missed opportunity for tequila enthusiasts of all levels.

$60

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Tasteday Thursday Intro to New Zealand
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, May 4, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tasteday Thursday this week brings you the wines of New Zealand! You’ll love this class as you explore the winemaking history, diversities of both the north and south islands, and the innovative techniques that the country’s winemakers use in the fields to produce their award winning wines. 

$15.00

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Patron Master Class
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, May 5, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

We are excited to showcase the tequilas of Patron at this exclusive Master Class with guest host Codey Andersen, a native Calgarian who found his passion for tequila when studying at the Technical Institute of Monterrey, in Gualdalajara, Mexico. For this event Codey will be leading you through a tasting of Roca Patron Silver, Resposado, Anjeo and our very own Willow Park Wines & Spirits hand-picked Barrel Select. 

Includes VIP entry into Cinco de Mayo Festival

$65.00

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New! VIP Cinco de Mayo Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, May 5, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with us at our very own Cinco De Mayo Festival. We’ve put together an incredible collection of Mexican tequilas, mezcals, cocktails, beers and even some wines for you to sample while enjoying true Mexican cuisine. You’ll love all the flavors in the room and how they all pair together such as our cerveza and salsa pairings, tacos, guacamole and of course some sweet churros to tempt your taste buds. Let the fiesta begin! Ole!

VIP entry begins at 6:30pm

$55.00

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New! Cinco de Mayo Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, May 5, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with us at our very own Cinco De Mayo Festival. We’ve put together an incredible collection of Mexican tequilas, mezcals, cocktails, beers and even some wines for you to sample while enjoying true Mexican cuisine. You’ll love all the flavors in the room and how they all pair together such as our cerveza and salsa pairings, tacos, guacamole and of course some sweet churros to tempt your taste buds. Let the fiesta begin! Ole!

$40.00

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Couples Night Out - Sauvignon Blanc
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, May 6, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day at this special Couples Night Out pairing event where Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz, will be your guide through an exciting lineup of Sauvignon Blanc wines and pairing. Peter will showcase wines made from around the globe and encompass all styles from sparkling, still and sweet. Be prepared to fall in love a little bit more with one of the world’s most beloved noble grape varieties.

$55.00

Please note this class begins at 7pm not 5:30pm as it is recorded in our print calendar.

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Wines vs. Beers - Pairings & Cheeses for Spring
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, May 10, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Do you prefer your cheese with beer or wine? Get ready to be your very own judge as our Trusted Experts Dave the Beer Guy and Michael Bigattini compete for your votes as to who has the favourite pairing with a selection of cheeses from Springbank Cheese that are perfect for serving in the spring. This class will be good clean and tasty fun as our team shows off some of their favourite pairings. 

$35.00

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White Wines for Summer
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, May 11, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Warmer days are here and more are on the way, so we’re going to start the count-down to summer with a class lled with some our favourite summer white wines. You’ll be guided through a fresh and exhilarating tasting of wines around the world that are sure to help you nd a new favourite or two to enjoy on the patio this summer.

$25.00

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Tasteday Thursday Intro to Lagers
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, May 11, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

This week for Tasteday Thursday we delve into the world of beers and explore wide range of flavors of beers classified as lagers. You’ll discover what makes a beer a lager and what to expect in your glass when you try one. If you’re already a beer fan or have ever wanted to learn more about beer and the different styles on the beer wall, this class is just for you!

$15.00

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Perfect Pairings with Crave Cupcakes
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, May 12, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

This class has become a spring tradition and our calendar just wouldn’t be the same without it. If you’re a cupcake or a dessert fan you won’t want to miss this fun evening as we partner up with the tasty creations from Crave Cupcakes to bring you a sweet evening of perfect pairings. You’re sure to be amazed by the delicious match-ups that this evening will showcase and have a new appreciation for wines, beers and even a cocktail or two and how they can be your favourite cupcakes’ new best friend.

$35.00

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Beer Cocktails for the Patio
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, May 16, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Get ready for a fun night as Dave the Beer Guy and Michael Bigattini take you through some of their favourite beer cocktails or “beertails” recipes for you to enjoy this summer. You’ll be amazed at how beers you know can be the
base for some incredible and avourful creations. With these two at the helm of the class you’re sure to never look
at the beer fridge the same again.

$25.00

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Sip & Shuck -Oyster Pairings with Catch
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, May 17, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

We’re teaming up with the great crew at Catch to bring you a night of pairings with oysters. You’ll learn all about the different avours and styles of oysters and tricks for enjoying them along with classic and creative pairings from around the globe that are sure to make you go WOW!

$50.00

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Aussie Wines with Robbie Potts
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, May 18, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Prepare for the long weekend by spending an outstanding evening learning about delicious Australian wines directly from Robbie Potts from Bleasdale Vineyards in Langhorne Creek, South Australia. Robbie is part of the fth generation of the Potts family to be actively involved in operating the family’s winery.

You’ll be entertained with Robbie’s sense of humor, fascinating stories, and of course his family’s award winning wines as you get ready to enjoy the long weekend in style!

$25.00

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Nicolas Galy of Gerard Bertrand of France
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, May 23, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Dive into the wines of the south of France with Nicolas Galy of the award winning wines of Gerard Bertrand. For over 20 years Gerard Bertrand has been making wines that showcase both the unique terroirs of their region and this passion for making great wines. This commitment has earned his wines countless awards and global recognition. Bertrand’s wineries are also committed to producing wines using sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices in the vineyards and the wineries. Come taste and learn about some of the best wines from the south of France with us.

$25.00

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NEW! Intro to Whisky
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, May 24, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

We’re excited to launch a brand new class that will unveil the basics of whisky and all the different styles that await you on the whisky wall. You’ll learn all about how whisky is made, key regions around the world and the differences between, Scottish, Irish, American and Canadian whiskey styles. (You’ll even learn about when and if whisky has an “e” in the word).

$35.00

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Synaptic Prohibition Gala
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, May 25, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

"Shhh.... it's a prohibition gala. Dames and gents dress up in your 1920's best and join us for a night of gilded glamour, crafted cocktails, and tasty treats.The evening will be dripping in jewels, gorgeous art, and top shelf liquor. All will be auctioned off for charity so bring out your inner Gatsby and indulge in the opulence.

Proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase of life changing medical equipment for​ Synaptic Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro rehabilitation centre. Synaptic is a registered charity and the only out patient centre in Alberta to offer long term rehabilitation to those living with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions.

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$100.00

 

Tasteday Thurday Intro to Ales
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, May 25, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tasteday Thursday this week explores the styles and world of flavours of beers that are in the ale category. While generally thought of as a fuller style of beer you’ll be astonished at just how many textures and styles await you.

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California Connoisseur
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, May 26, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join Trusted Expert Peggy Perry as she walks you through a selection of our exclusive Napa Valley Barrel Wines purchased at Premier Napa Valley. Owner Wayne Henuset and VP Purchasing & Marketing Peggy Perry have been attending the Napa Valley Premiere event for over 20 years, buying exclusive wines that represent the best barrels these wineries have ever produced. Taste the wines of Cakebread, Freemark Abbey, Cardinale and more at this very limited event.

$75.00

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VIP California Wine Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, May 26, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

The wines of California have long been favourites of Calgarians and tonight we’re excited to bring you a festival lled with brilliant wines from the sunshine state. You’ll love wandering through our festival cellar and sampling the many styles of California wines including elegant bubbles, vibrant whites, luscious ros s and big, bold reds. Our kitchen team will be creating some tasty dishes to tempt your appetite that celebrate true Californian style.

VIP entry begins at 6:30pm

$65.00

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California Wine Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, May 26, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

The wines of California have long been favourites of Calgarians and tonight we’re excited to bring you a festival lled with brilliant wines from the sunshine state. You’ll love wandering through our festival cellar and sampling the many styles of California wines including elegant bubbles, vibrant whites, luscious ros s and big, bold reds. Our kitchen team will be creating some tasty dishes to tempt your appetite that celebrate true Californian style.

$45.00

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George Grant – Glenfarclas
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, May 27, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

We’re so excited to be welcoming back George Grant as he hosts an exclusive tasting here at Willow Park Wines & Spirits. George, son of John, is the sixth generation of the family and the company’s Brand Ambassador. George joined the family business in 2000 after working for another Scotch Whisky Distiller, and the Glenfarclas distributor in Hong Kong; Fine Vintages (Far East) Ltd. George is passionate about Glenfarclas and enjoys introducing whisky lovers to the older expressions of Glenfarclas, those distilled by his grandfather
and watched over by his father.

Being a relatively small company you won’t nd Glenfarclas in every supermarket, however the family were delighted when their commitment to quality and the traditions of the whisky trade were honoured in 2006 when Whisky Magazine named Glenfarclas ‘Distiller of the Year’, for ‘being consistently good and staying true to its core values’.

Tonight’s tasting of ne whiskies will include some of the Family Series Single Cask.

$45.00

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French Wine and Cheese Pairing with Jaboulet
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, May 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tonight we celebrate some of France’s greatest loves; wine and cheese as we bring together classic French cheeses and the award winning wines of Paul Jaboulet Aine, from the Northern Rhone. You’ll spend a fascinating evening with Arnaud Trouve, visiting from the Jaboulet winery as he guides you through his incredible wines and expertly pairs them with cheeses from our friends at Springbank Cheese. This evening will truly highlight the incredible expressions and layers of the syrah and viognier grape varieties. A true treat.

$35

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Mint Juleps & Cocktails from the South
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, May 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Get ready for the lazy days of summer with this evening all about learning classic cocktails from the South. You’re sure to feel a southern drawl come over you as you learn insiders tips from our Trusted Experts on how to make a perfect Mint Julep, Hurricane, Gin Fizz and of course the Chatham Artillery Punch that was created in 1885 and is still known today as the “punch to end all punches”. Let’s get summer started and the cocktails made!

$35.00

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Pairings from the Mediterranean - Food & Wine
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, May 31, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Set sail with us to the mystical shores of the Mediterranean as we explore the tantalizing and vibrant avours of traditional dishes and expertly pair them with libations from around the globe as well as the Mediterranean basin itself. You’ll love learning to pair with classic dishes such as hummus, falafel, souvlaki and fresh salads as we show you how fun it can be to bring the avours of the islands to your table and your glass.

$55.00

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NEW! Hardy Cognac Tasting Event
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, May 31, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Please join us for a special evening with Bénédicte Hardy - the charismatic worldwide brand ambassador of the 150 year-old Hardy Cognac family dynasty. As the great-great-granddaughter of Hardy's founder and a native to Cognac, Bénédicte will be sharing some of the fascinating history of the region and its’ world-acclaimed native spirit. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, this evening promises cognac lovers a chance to taste through an extraordinary lineup of cognacs aged for up to 60 years! Don't miss the chance to taste through this line of extremely old and rare cognacs, and to get your bottle or decanter signed! http://www.hardycognac.fr/

Tasting Lineup:

Hardy Le Coq D’Or Pineau des Charentes

Hardy VSOP Organic

Hardy VSOP

Hardy VSOP Organic Cask Strength (WPWS Exclusive Cask)

Hardy XO Rare

Hardy Noces D’Or (min. 50 year old)

Hardy Noces De Perle (min. 30 year old) – CRYSTAL DECANTER

Hardy Noces De Diamant (min. 60 year old) – CRYSTAL DECANTER

$35.00pp

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June 2017
Tasteday Thursday Intro to Greece
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Jun 1, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

This week TasteDay Thursday explores the wines of Greece and you’ll be entranced by the history and extensive styles of wine that are just waiting for you to discover them. If you thought that Greek wine was only for when you were dinning in a Greek restaurant you’re going to love this class and how eye-opening it will be.

$15.00

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Guess the Expensive Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Jun 2, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Can you tell how much a wine is worth just by tasting it? We’re challenging you to do just that as we present a lineup of a mix of Cabernet Sauvignons from around the world and ask you to guess which one is the most expensive. This class is always a fun and eye-opening evening.

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Cool vs. Hot - Grapes & Climate
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 3, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Does the climate or weather really make a difference in the wine? You bet it does and our Trusted Expert team is going to take you on a flavour adventure of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and show you how the grapes grown in different climates give us different flavour profiles. This class is sure to be wine-geek fun for wine enthusiasts of all levels as we explore hot vs. cool climate wine styles. 

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Meat & Mead
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 3, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Two things that keep the world sweet and full of life are honey and meat. We could serve you honey and meat sandwiches, however, we decided to have a gathering of our three local meaderies, or Honey winemakers if you will, and of course our local butcher; Second to None Meats!

$35.00

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Tesseron Cognac Master Class
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Jun 6, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Cognac enthusiasts do we have a special evening planned for you as we bring you an exclusive tasting of the Tesseron Cognacs, that are just being introduced into Alberta for the very rst time. Your host will be Jacques Chastenet, Director for Tessreon in North America and he is excited to visit for the rst time and share the Tesseron family’s stories. For four generations the family has been involved in creating the spirit that you will be savoring in the glass. The Tesseron family are also the proud owners of the prestigous Chateau Pontet-Canet, a Pauillac Classi ed growth in 1855.

This exclusive tasting will include the the Tesseron Lot 90 XO, Lot No. 76 Tradition, Lot No. 53 XO Perfection and Lot No. 29 XO Exception, the only cognac to be awarded 100 pts by Robert Parker.

$65.00

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Hops, Hopped & Hops!
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Jun 6, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

What are hops? How much hops does a beer need and is there such a things as too much hops? Get ready to dive into a fantastic evening with Dave the Beer Guy as your host while he guides you through an incredible tasting and discussion all on hops in beers. If you love a chilled IPA or always wanted to know more about IBU’s (International Bitter Units) and how we measure them then this is an event not to be missed!

$25.00

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Gin 101 – Summers Spirit
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Jun 7, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Come and learn all about the spirit that is perfect for summer sipping. With a history that starts off in the 17th century as a medicinal cure for different ailments to the small batch and cult craft gin creations that are being created today there is something for everyone at this eye-opening event. You’ll love tasting through the different intensities and avours that the gin wall has to offer you and leave with some new cocktail inspiration and recipes in hand.

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Tasteday Thursday Intro the Rhone Valley
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Jun 8, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tasteday Thrusday this week explores the wines of the Rhone Valley in southern France. This region is divided into two distinct regions: the south known for its food friendly red blends and it’s most famous wine Chateuneuf-du-Pape and the north known for its collectible and classic expressions of syrah. This class is a must attend for anyone who always wanted to know more about this exciting wine region.

$15.00

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French Connoisseur Event
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, Jun 9, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz as he leads you through an exquisite tasting of some of France’s best from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. Peter will also be sharing his thoughts on aging these styles of wines, vintages to watch for and of course stories behind the wines in the glass.

$95.00

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VIP French Fling Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Jun 9, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Once again, we have our most anticipated early summer festival! This French Fling Festival makes French wine easy to enjoy and understand. Forget about the grape varieties and enjoy the avours and diversity of these French wines by their regional characteristics. French cheeses are specially ordered and over 50 wines will be poured from the Loire Valley, Champagne, Chablis, Alsace, Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Languedoc, and Bordeaux.

VIP Entrance begins at 6:30pm

$75.00

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French Fling Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Jun 9, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Once again, we have our most anticipated early summer festival! This French Fling Festival makes French wine easy to enjoy and understand. Forget about the grape varieties and enjoy the avours and diversity of these French wines by their regional characteristics. French cheeses are specially ordered and over 50 wines will be poured from the Loire Valley, Champagne, Chablis, Alsace, Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Languedoc, and Bordeaux.

$55.00

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Couples Night Out – Picnic in Paris
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Spend a special evening with us as our Trusted Expert Team transports you to France with a Parisian inspired picnic pairing class. This event will delight your senses as they lead you through a multicourse picnic experience paired with an incredible selection of French wines. We’re
sure after this evening you’ll have a whole new appreciation for picnicking in style.

$55.00

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Beer & Wings
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tonight Dave the Beer Guy is your guide as he walks you through a tasty and finger lickin’ cool event where we pair up some of your favourite chicken wing flavours with brews from the beer wall. You’ll love learning food and beer pairing secrets by diving into the
many different flavour combinations that wings and beers can create. By the time the evening is over you’ll be confident on what and how to pair with wing classics such as teriyaki, BBQ, salt & pepper and of course classic hot!

$45.00

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Canadian Whiskey – Celebrating 150+ Years
7:00 PM     Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tonight we present you a very special event in celebration of our Canadian Distillers and their history of making fine whiskey. With a history dating back to 1769, with the first distillery opening in Quebec City to the globally awarded whiskeys available in the market today, you’ll be both amazed and proud as our Trusted Expert team shares the stories and a lineup of whiskies that have the true Canadian spirit.

$35.00

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Tasteday Thursday Rhone Rangers of California
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tasteday Thursday this week dives in to the winemakers and their special style of wines from California known as the Rhone Rangers. The Rhone Rangers began in the 1980’s as a group of winemakers dedicated to making wines in California from wines from grapes traditionally
from the Southern Rhone in France. The grapes that you’ll be exploring during this evening will be Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier and their expressions when paired with the talents from the Rhone Rangers winemakers.

$15.00

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Pairings with Sauces for the Grill Master
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Jun 16, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

With BBQ season heading into full swing we’ve put together a special class highlighting our team’s Trusted Expert tricks and tips on how to pair with different BBQ sauces. You’ll love learning how to pair with sauces from sweet to spicy that will help bring brand new inspiration
for pairings to your backyard patio.

$25.00

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Bacon, Bacon, Bacon – It’s Back!
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

If you love bacon, you don’t want to miss this class that has become a Willow Park Wines & Spirits favourite. We’ll be pairing up tasty bacon recipes with wines, beers and even a cocktail or two that will definitely prove that “bacon is not just for breakfast!” 

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Canadian Potato Chips & Snack Friends Pairing
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

One of our most popular classes takes on a truly Canadian spin as we bring out Canadian made potato chips and some snack friends and pair them up with Canadian wines, beers and cocktails. Be sure to mark this down on your calendar as a must attend event. This class is
always a hit so please book early.

$25.00

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Organics and Biodynamic – Summer Solstice
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Celebrate the official start of summer and longest day of sunlight hours with us as we explore the winemaking practices and philosophies of organic and biodynamic wines. Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini will guide you through an exciting collection of wines from around the globe while explaining how the earth friendly practices of organics and biodynamics express themselves in the glass you are enjoying. You’ll discover how these trends are growing and becoming more widely accepted by winemakers everywhere.
Let’s raise our glasses to summer!

$25.00

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Tasteday Thursday Intro to Eastern Block Wines |
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tasteday Thursday this week will take you on a flavour adventure into wines regions that are known as the Eastern Block. Countries included in this area are Hungary, Slovenia, Romania and Russia. You’re sure to be impressed at the different styles of wines coming
from this region and how food and people friendly they can be.

$15.00

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Rare Drams
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Whisky fans rejoice! We have a very special evening planned just for you filled with rare and single cask whiskies that are sure to impress even the most seasoned of collectors. Join our very own Dave Michiels as he opens some of his best to share and enjoy with true whisky lovers of all levels. A perfect gift for the whisky lover in your life or for a special treat for yourself.

$150.00

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East Vs West – Canadian Show Down
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Let the friendly showdown begin! This fun tasting event will pit the East against the West in a competition that you will be the judge at and help us choose the evening’s winner. There is no doubt that we are making incredible wines across our great country and on this night we’ll put the two different regions up against each other and see which one comes out on top.

$25

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Canadian Craft Beer Master Class
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Dave the Beer Guy is excited to show how proud he is to be Canadian as he brings together some of his favourite craft Canadian beers into one exciting line-up. Dave will also be sharing the stories of these outstanding Canadian Breweries and the talent and innovation behind the brews you are enjoying that are receiving not just praise from within Canada but also from around the world as well. Seating is limited.

Includes VIP Festival Entry.

$60.00

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VIP Summer Beer Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Let the summer and Canada’s birthday celebrations begin as we bring you our inaugural Summer Beer Festival in celebrations of the outstanding beermaking talent at home and abroad. This beer festival will be your opportunity to meet some of the talented Brew Masters
behind the beers you love, discover local breweries, and sample some of the most classic styles from iconic beer-making regions from Canada, Germany, France and the United States just to name a few. If you’ve ever wanted to have a better understanding of all the different styles and flavours on the beer wall this is an event not to be missed.

This event will also include a silent auction in support of the Vintage Fund!

VIP entry begins at 6:30pm

$50.00

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Summer Beer Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Let the summer and Canada’s birthday celebrations begin as we bring you our inaugural Summer Beer Festival in celebrations of the outstanding beermaking talent at home and abroad. This beer festival will be your opportunity to meet some of the talented Brew Masters
behind the beers you love, discover local breweries, and sample some of the most classic styles from iconic beer-making regions from Canada, Germany, France and the United States just to name a few. If you’ve ever wanted to have a better understanding of all the different styles and flavours on the beer wall this is an event not to be missed.


This event will also include a silent auction in support of the Vintage Fund!

$40.00

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Maple, Maple – Pairings, Cocktails & Beers
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We just couldn’t have a Canada Day Celebration week without doing a special class on all things maple! Please join us as we take some of Canada’s very own liquid sugar and let our Trusted Expert team pair up, mix it up and create some of the most sinfully sweet and savory
combinations that they could create. You’re going to be awe-struck at the cocktail creations and other fun dishes and libations they have in store for you. A truly Canadian event.

$35.00

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Couples Night Out – Pairings Coast to Coast
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Jun 28, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Our Trusted Experts have teamed up with our incredible kitchen team to bring you a night celebrating the flavours of Canada from Coast-to-Coast. This evening will include mouthwatering Canadian dishes that are expertly paired up with wines, beers and spirits that are all home grown. While we’ll keep the final menu a surprise, you can definitely look forward to exciting pairings with BC salmon, Alberta beef,
traditional poutine, and lobster from Nova Scotia. This evening will be a true celebration of all of the many flavours of Canada both in the glass and on the plate.

$65.00

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Tasteday Thursday Okanagan
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Jun 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tasteday Thursday this week keeps you close to home as we explore British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. You’ll enjoy learning about its history, its evolution and of course taste through an exciting lineup of wines that will highlight both tradition and innovation in winemaking styles.

$15.00

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Winemakers Lunch with Noble Ridge
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM     Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

 

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery lays in the Okanagan Valley at the northern tip of the only desert in Canada. The winery is named for the noble varieties of grapes grown and the ridge that divides the land on which they thrive. We are very pleased to welcome back the passionate Leslie D’Andrea of Noble Ridge Estate Winery for our second annual Canadian Winemakers lunch.


What a perfect way to kick off the Canada Day Weekend of Festivities. Leslie will present the full range of wines she and her husband Jim are making in the southern Okanagan. From the highly respected Noble One Sparkling wine to the award winning King’s Ransom, prepare yourself and your palate for a wonderful tasting experience.

$45.00

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Cult Wines of Canada - Connoisseur Event
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini began his wine career at an unmentionable youthful age in the Okanagan Valley. His passion and knowledge of Canadian wines is unrivaled. Join Michael in the WPWS board room as he shares his selection of Canada’s best red wines.
This blind tasting will astound.


Includes VIP Festival Entry.

$65.00

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VIP Oh Canada Day Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join us for our last festival of the season as we fill our Festival Cellar with Canadian Pride. This event is a true celebration of Canadian wines and winemaking talent at their best served along with traditional summer dishes from across the country. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of our winemaking masters in person as we welcome many special guests to our extraordinary Canadian festival.


From maple syrup poutine to east coast seafood chowder, your palate will be well indulged. All dishes will be made with locally sourced produce and will be an excellent chance to get to know Alberta farmers and food suppliers.

VIP Entrance begins at 6:30pm

$55.00

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Oh Canada Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join us for our last festival of the season as we fill our Festival Cellar with Canadian Pride. This event is a true celebration of Canadian wines and winemaking talent at their best served along with traditional summer dishes from across the country. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of our winemaking masters in person as we welcome many special guests to our extraordinary Canadian festival.


From maple syrup poutine to east coast seafood chowder, your palate will be well indulged. All dishes will be made with locally sourced produce and will be an excellent chance to get to know Alberta farmers and food suppliers.

$45.00

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July 2017
No Wimpy Wines! Ravenswood Stampede BBQ - Free with Donation
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM     Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

FREE with $10 Donation to the Vintage Fund Get your boots on and join us as we pair up California’s Ravenswood wines with Calgary’s very own Big T’s BBQ & Smokehouse for an afternoon of grill’n and sip’n of lip-smacking delicious BBQ and wines. Please help show Ravenswood Winemaker Antonia de Heinrich a true Calgary Stampede welcome!

$10.00

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