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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.

October 2017
Brewmaster Series with Paul Gautreau
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We’re so excited to launch a brand-new series that will continue in 2018 where we bring local Brewmasters in, to share their stories and great beers with you so you can meet the people behind the beers you love. For tonight’s class, we have Paul Gautreau, Brewmaster at Big Rock Brewery who will bring his over 30 years of experience to you and share his thoughts on how Big Rock has evolved, their beer making philosophy and of course a lineup of his favourite beers. Come and join us as we welcome this local legend and start our new series off with a shining star! 

$25.00

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A Night in Tuscany with the Wines of Ruffino
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We are excited to welcome Beppe d’Andrea, Global Brand Ambassador for Ruffino, as your special host for tonight’s event. Beppe brings over 30 years of experience with the winery as he has been part of the vineyard, winemaking, and public relations team during this time, he will have many stories to share during this special tasting. Beppe will lead you through a lineup of some of Ruffino’s premium wines including Brunello, Modus, Oro, and more, including a surprise or two. Italian wine fans won’t want to miss out on this memorable evening. 

$35.00

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Whisky & Chocolate
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

The best way to discover how divine whisky and chocolate can be together is to try them. We’ve team up with Calgary’s very own artisan chocolatier Jolene Kolk, from Old Coal Chocolates to bring you a truly heavenly pairing experience. Your palate will be in awe of how these two epicurean delights work together when they are expertly paired. Jolene will also be creating some special chocolates just for this tasting that are sure to become new favourite pairings for your favourite dram.

$45.00

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TasteDay Thursday – Intro to Food & Wine
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Oct 26, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

This week TasteDay Thursday delves into the basics of food and wine pairing in a class that is sure to leave you with a better understanding of how we match with sweet, salty, spicy, and savory flavours. You’ll be fascinated at how things can work together or against each other by just a simple flavour tweak. If you have ever wanted to feel more confident when pairing food and wine together you won’t want to miss this class.  

$15.00

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Drouhin – 2015 Vintage Unveiling & Past Gems
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM     Fri, Oct 27, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Wine enthusiasts mark your calendars as we release the 2015 vintage from Joseph Drouhin from Burgundy, France and showcase past vintage gems of the same wines so that you can see the complexity and development that these wines have to offer. 2015 is described as a vintage not to be missed and this event will give you an opportunity to be one of the first to experience this highly regarded and collectable vintage from one of Burgundy’s most iconic houses. 

Please note this event has been changed to a FREE daytime Meet the Maker to accomodate Laurent Drouhin's travel schedule. We look forward to seeing you there.

SOLD OUT - Halloween Candy Pairings
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 27, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

This was such a hit the last couple of years that it’s now become a fall tradition! Spend the evening with our team as they have some grownup fun pairing wines, beers, and cocktails with traditional Halloween candies. You’ll be amazed at how delicious mini-candy bars, Rockets, and many other Halloween goodies can be, when paired up with just the right magical liquid potion.

$35.00

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Cellar Club Beer & Brunch Pairings
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM     Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join us for a special Sunday event as we present Brunch & learn Irish Beer with guest host Tim Mitchell, Beer Ambassador for the BreakThru Beverage Group. Tim will be leading you through a classic lineup of Irish beers and show you how they are food friendly as you enjoy snacking on a sampling of fall-themed brunch dishes. Tim will also be sharing the stories of each beer and give you serving and storage tips as well.  Beers to be sampled include; Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny, Harp, and Hop House 13. Seated Event.

Not a Cellar Club Member? It’s FREE and easy to join. Just visit us in-store or online to find out more and signup.  

$10.00 Cellar Club Members - Cellar Club Members watch for your discount code coming to you soon to your inbox.

$40.00 Non Cellar Club Members

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Melanie Stanger Springbank Distillery–MasterClass
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

It’s been so long since we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing Springbank Distillery in our Master Class series and we couldn’t be happier to welcome Melanie Stanger as your special host. Melanie will lead you through an exciting tasting of diverse whiskies and even have a couple of surprises or two. Please join us and help us welcome Melanie to our first event for the 24th Charity Wine Auction week. 

$25.00

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Jim McEwan Returns – Master Class
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We are so happy to welcome back our good friend Jim McEwan, world renowned Master Distiller, formally of Bruichladdich, as he hosts an extraordinary evening of independent bottlings. This event is a one-of-kind and we’re so excited to be able to share Jim and all of his expertise and stories with you.  If you love whisky - you don’t want to miss this event. 

$25.00

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Alistair Milligan Showcases Benromach –MasterClass
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Known for their fancy cask finishes and well-priced whiskies, this Benromach tasting promises to be as exciting on the palate as it is on your pocket book. Alistair is excited to be back and a part of the Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Wine Auction week and is ready to share his family’s stories of their proud whisky heritage.

$25.00

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SOLD OUT - Jim McEwan Ultra-Premium Whiskies – Master Class
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join us for an exclusive premium tasting with Jim McEwan as he introduces us to a select few from some of best of Stewart Lang Distilleries. New to market, these never before tasted whiskies are sure to knock-your socks off as you indulge in some of the hidden gems of Scotland. Seating is limited.  

$50.00

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Alistair Milligan –Gordon & MacPhail –MasterClass
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Gordon & MacPhail Distillery, from the town Elgin, is known to be one of the largest suppliers of Independent Bottlers of Scotland. Alistair has a fabulous lineup of whiskies from all over Scotland that will showcase the diversity and complexity of these outstanding and collectable whiskies. You won’t want to miss this evening.

$25.00

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Cancelled - Glengoyne – Master Class
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join us for an educational journey through the whiskies of one of the most visited, and beautiful distilleries in Scotland - Glengoyne. With their Global Brand Ambassador as your guide, experience these Highland Single Malt Scotches for the first time, or learn more about the whiskies you love. From the rich sherry cask flavour to their complete absence of peat smoke, there's something here to please even the most seasoned Scotch aficionado! You'll also get a chance to try some of the other scotch whiskies owned by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd – one of the most widely respected Scottish independent family firms in the spirits industry.

$25.00

Cancelled Due to Travel Conflict

November 2017
VIP Whisky in the Warehouse 2017
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Nov 1, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

As the kick-off festival for the 24th Charity Wine Auction week, the highly anticipated whisky event of the year brings together our favourite distillers from Scotland, valued importers, and friendly focused whisky lovers. With over 100 whiskies in the room, there is a chance to taste old favourites and discover new arrivals. Our kitchen team, with the help of some of our esteemed food purveyors will make sure your belly is as full as your glass. Pipers and highland dancers round out the evening and guarantee you’ll feel transported to Scotland. 100% of the proceeds raised during our Charity Wine Auction week are donated to this year’s focused charities outlined on page 31 of our Fall Calendar.

VIP Entry at 5:30pm

$150.00

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Whisky in the Warehouse
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Nov 1, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

As the kick-off festival for the 24th Charity Wine Auction week, the highly anticipated whisky event of the year brings together our favourite distillers from Scotland, valued importers, and friendly focused whisky lovers. With over 100 whiskies in the room, there is a chance to taste old favourites and discover new arrivals. Our kitchen team, with the help of some of our esteemed food purveyors will make sure your belly is as full as your glass. Pipers and highland dancers round out the evening and guarantee you’ll feel transported to Scotland. 100% of the proceeds raised during our Charity Wine Auction week are donated to this year’s focused charities outlined on page 31 of our Fall Calendar.

$100.00

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Beer Bash
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Nov 2, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Beer Bash during Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Auction week has become one of the most talked about beer events in the city, with over 250 reasons to attend – the good thing is all those reasons are beer! Paired with delicious beer bites, this evening is sure to impress. Like all other years, this festival keeps getting bigger & better as the beer scene in Calgary grows, making it oh-so fun to call yourself a “beer geek”.

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$40.00

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Master Class with Eugene Mlynczyk, MW
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, Nov 3, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 402.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join special guest and Master of Wine, Eugene Mlynczyk for an extraordinary tasting of the cult following wines of the Prisoner Wine Company. Robert Mondavi Winery recently purchased the Prisoner Wine Company under their company umbrella and are excited to have these iconic wines within their family.  Eugene will be your guide through a lineup of wines including: Prisoner, Saldo, Blindfolded, Thorn and Cuttings.  If you have not had an opportunity to try all of these wines, this will be an exceptional opportunity to experience them and learn from one of California’s most iconic ambassadors.

Includes VIP Festival Entry

$90.00

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VIP California Dreamin'
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Nov 3, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Our California Dreamin’ festival offers a flavour packed event with exciting restaurants and food purveyors including; The Fairmont Palliser, Springbank Cheese Co. and North Sea Fish Market, delivering fabulous pairings for the bold and full-bodied wines of California. This year we welcome Robert Mondavi, Duckhorn, Freemark Abbey, J. Lohr, La Crema, St. Supery, Stonestreet, Rodney Strong, Wagner Family of Wine, Jackson Family Estates and a selection of Exclusive Premiere Napa Valley barrels. Don’t miss out on this premier wine event for fans of all levels of great California wines. The silent auction at this event focuses on exciting large bottle formats seldom seen on the retail floor.

VIP Entry at 6:30pm

$70.00

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California Dreamin'
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Nov 3, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Our California Dreamin’ festival offers a flavour packed event with exciting restaurants and food purveyors including; The Fairmont Palliser, Springbank Cheese Co. and North Sea Fish Market, delivering fabulous pairings for the bold and full-bodied wines of California. This year we welcome Robert Mondavi, Duckhorn, Freemark Abbey, J. Lohr, La Crema, St. Supery, Stonestreet, Rodney Strong, Wagner Family of Wine, Jackson Family Estates and a selection of Exclusive Premiere Napa Valley barrels. Don’t miss out on this premier wine event for fans of all levels of great California wines. The silent auction at this event focuses on exciting large bottle formats seldom seen on the retail floor.

$60.00

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SOLD OUT - 24th Charity Wine Auction 2017
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM     Sat, Nov 4, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

Are you the hunted or the hunter? Willow Park Wines & Spirits 24th Charity Wine Auction will leap above all others with an evening filled with dramatic decor, fabulous food and the world’s top wineries. This year’s theme ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ will be sure to unleash your inner beast as the lux foliage of the wilderness transports you into an event experience like no other. We are proud to welcome over 10 distinguished winery personalities from around the globe. Many of our special guests have had the experience of being part of our Charity Wine Auction before and agree that it is, “one of Canada’s most premier wine events!”

Let your inner wild animal out and take full advantage of this opportunity to dress up as the sleek and ferocious beasts of the jungle, an amazon queen or an adventurous sportsman as you join us for what is sure to be our best Charity Wine Auction yet!

20 food stations will tantalize your taste buds and you can look forward to pairing these delectable dishes with over 75 famous wines from around the world. After a fast paced and thrilling live auction we will clear the floor and dance the night away! The Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Wine Auction is a must attend event for anyone passionate about fine wine and gourmet food. Please join us as we bring some of the wine worlds’ best together and help us give back to our community.

SOLD OUT

 

Beer Academy - 3 Night Course
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Beer enthusiasts rejoice! We’ve created a program just for you! Join our very own Dave the Beer Guy as he guides you through this three-week program designed to increase your knowledge, palate, and passion for one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated beverages.

Your course will include the following topics – the history of beer, how beer is made, main styles of beer, lagers, ales and Lambic styles, glassware and proper service techniques, as well as beer and food pairing.

Beer Academy Dates: Tuesday, November 14, 21, 28   6:30 - 9pm

$125.00

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SOLD OUT - 325 Years of Port with Taylor Fladgate
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Please join us as we host a very special tasting to celebrate Taylor Fladgate’s 325th Anniversary. This tasting will be a divine experience for your palate as you are guided through a lineup of both Tawny and Vintage Ports including the 325 Reserve Tawny Port. If you are a Port lover this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Other wines to be tasted include: 2015 vintages of Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas, Fonseca Guimaraens, Croft Quinta da Roeda, and more.

$45.00

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Rare Drams
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
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 David Michiels as he opens some of his very best to share and enjoy with true whisky lovers of all levels. A perfect pre-holiday event for the whisky lover in your life or for a special treat for yourself.

This event always sells out – be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

$150.00

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Shaken & Stirred – Classic Cocktails
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Get ready to take your cocktail IQ to a brand-new level as Trusted Expert Michael Bigattini guides you through a fascinating class of some of the world’s most classic cocktails and their base spirits. You’ll be amazed as he shows you how to turn great ingredients into magic in the glass and shares his insiders tips and tricks. This is a perfect class to enjoy before the holiday season for fabulous festive entertaining ideas. 

$35.00

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TasteDay Thursday – Distilling and Spirits 101
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Get ready to dive into the world of the magic of distillation as TasteDay Thursday this week explores how we turn grains, fruits, and vegetables into world renowned spirits. You’ll explore the two main styles of distillation while tasting through a lineup of spirits from around the world. You’ll also learn how to taste and access spirits like a seasoned professional and find a few new favourites in the mix. 

$15.00

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Master Class – Does Music have a Flavour?
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join us for a special Master class as we explore the theory that music has flavour. You’ll be enchanted as our Trusted Expert team pair wines with each of the Calgary Philharmonic’s woodwinds instruments! Each of the instruments will perform a solo performance and then our team will share and explain their pairing. Instruments that will be playing will be the Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Clarinet and Bassoon. If you love great music and wine you won’t want to miss this extraordinary experience.

Includes VIP Festival Entry

$70.00

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VIP Cork & Canvas – CPO Charity Wine Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Back by popular demand – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Cork & Canvas Wine Festival! Enjoy three of life’s greatest pleasures: wine, music and art! We’ll take your senses on a journey with wines from many of the world’s greatest vineyards, you'll meet the Woodwinds Quintet members of the Calgary Philharmonic, and be surrounded by incredible art to delight your eyes. Don't miss out on joining us for this incredible evening.

VIP Entry at 6:30pm

$60.00

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Cork & Canvas – CPO Charity Wine Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Back by popular demand – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Cork & Canvas Wine Festival! Enjoy three of life’s greatest pleasures: wine, music and art! We’ll take your senses on a journey with wines from many of the world’s greatest vineyards, you'll meet the Woodwinds Quintet members of the Calgary Philharmonic, and be surrounded by incredible art to delight your eyes. Don't miss out on joining us for this incredible evening.

$40.00

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Bourbon Master Class
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Bourbon is one of the hottest and most popular spirits in the market today, join us as we spend the evening traveling back in time to its humble and somewhat illegal origins. You’ll be mesmerized by the history and laws that surround this spirit and of course enjoy a lineup of incredible top-shelf bourbons to taste that will leave you with a better understanding of Mark Twain’s famous quote: “If I cannot drink Bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven then I shall not go”.

$55.00

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Cancelled: Argentina with Winemaker Hubert Weber
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Nov 23, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Fans of the Argentina Wine will not want to miss this incredible opportunity to be hosted by winemaker, Hubert Weber, from the famed Bodega Weinert, as he guides you through an incredible lineup of wines. Since the wineries first vintage in 1977, Bodegas Weinert has been recognized around the world as an icon for Argentinean elegance and style. Hubert will share his passions and stories of how he continues to make wines that are beloved around the world and how he continues to strive to always make wines the Weinert family can be proud of.  

$25.00

Cancelled Due to Winemakers Travel Conflict

Cellar Club Wine Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Nov 24, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Cellar Club Members be sure to watch your inbox for exciting details on our November Festival just for you. Not a Cellar Club Member? It’s FREE and easy to join. Just visit us in-store or online to find out more and signup.  

$10.00 Cellar Club Members - Cellar Club Members watch for your discount code coming to you soon to your inbox.

$40.00 Non Cellar Club Members

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White Wines & Pairings from the Mountains
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Nov 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Tonight, we celebrate the wonderful white wines from Alsace, France and Germany, and pair them up with delicious sweet and savory treats from our kitchen. This tasting has been expertly created to showcase not only the diversity of flavours from these two regions but also how magnificently the wines pair with both delicate and hearty food styles. Be prepared to be wowed and find your new favourite winter pairing.  

$55.00

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TasteDay Thursday – Intro to Germany
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

This week TasteDay Thursday takes you to Germany as we explore the 13 different wine zones known as Anbaugebiete, and show you how easy it is to read a label on a German wine once you know how it all works. This evening is sure to open your palate to incredible diversity and ageability of the wines from Germany. 

$15.00

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December 2017
Eastern European Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Dec 1, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We’re starting off December with our very own Christmas Market Festival as we bring together the wines of Eastern Europe and traditional holiday dishes from the regions. You’ll love sampling the wines from Slovenia, Russia, Georgia, and Hungary along with tasty dishes from Meiko and her team, such as; Pörkölt (a Hungarian pork stew), Kielbasa and cabbage, and of course sweet treats and breads. 

$40.00

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Holiday Cheer & Christmas Movie Pairings
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Dec 5, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join Trusted Experts Michael Bigattini and Erin Rosar as they share their favourite holiday movies and pair them up with wines, beers, and cocktails from around the globe. You’ll love watching a clip from the movie and then finding out what their pairings will be for classics such as; It’s a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and many more. This class is sure to turn into a holiday tradition of its own, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  

$25.00

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Pairings with Bubbles –Savory&Sweet –Couples Night
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Get ready to hear the sound of corks popping as we bring together some of our favourite food-friendly bubbles and pair them up with sweet and savory treats from our kitchen. This evening will show you not only how versatile sparkling wine styles can be, but also how they can be paired expertly with every course of a meal.  By the end of the night you’re sure to be raising your glass and toasting this outstanding wine style.

$55.00

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Tête du Cuvée
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Dec 7, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Our Tête du Cuvée or “The best of the lot” tasting hosted by Trusted Experts, Michael Bigattini and Peter Smolarz, has become a December tradition here at Willow Park Wines & Spirits.

This tasting is an extravagant celebration of some of the world’s most renowned and sought-after Champagnes. As a special treat, this year we will showcase the 2006 Blanc de Blanc Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame and the new innovative Moet & Chandon MCII. This tasting is accompanied by a collection of appetizers specially created and paired expertly to showcase the delicacies of these rare and exquisite wines. Please note this is an evening event.

$150.00

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VIP Champagne & Bubble Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Dec 8, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We invite you to share an evening with us with “stars in your glass”! This festive event will celebrate bubbles in all their forms, from the classic Champagnes of France to the seductive sparkling wines of Spain, Italy, Canada, California, and Australia. This evening is sure to be a highlight of this year’s festive season and a wonderful way to celebrate with friends without having to do the dishes.

The evening will include renowned wines from the Champagne houses of Bollinger, Taittinger, Ayala and Canard-Duchêne along with other sparkling wine darlings from South America, France, Italy, California, and Spain – just to name a few. Please join us for this decadent evening of fantastic wines with sweet and savory treats from our talented kitchen team! This evening is a dream-night for sparkling wine fans! Don’t miss out!

Your ticket includes a free Riedel Stem ($30.00 value).

VIP Entry at 6:30pm

$75.00

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Champagne & Bubble Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Dec 8, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We invite you to share an evening with us with “stars in your glass”! This festive event will celebrate bubbles in all their forms, from the classic Champagnes of France to the seductive sparkling wines of Spain, Italy, Canada, California, and Australia. This evening is sure to be a highlight of this year’s festive season and a wonderful way to celebrate with friends without having to do the dishes.

The evening will include renowned wines from the Champagne houses of Bollinger, Taittinger, Ayala and Canard-Duchêne along with other sparkling wine darlings from South America, France, Italy, California, and Spain – just to name a few. Please join us for this decadent evening of fantastic wines with sweet and savory treats from our talented kitchen team! This evening is a dream-night for sparkling wine fans! Don’t miss out!

Your ticket includes a free Riedel Stem ($30.00 value).

$60.00

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Cookies & Rum
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without a visit and special class from Jeff Meyers, Brand Ambassador for Flor de Cana Rum. This year Jeff will be using the holiday season for his inspiration as he shares his ideas for what rum and cookie pairings Santa might like to find left out for him on Christmas Eve.

If you haven’t had a chance to attend this event before you won’t want to miss out on this good old-fashioned cookie dunkin’ fun. (Like all WP events – Must be 18 years of age or older to attend).

$25.00

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