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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.

September 2017
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM     Sun, Sep 10, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. 

3 Day Course

What you'll learn:

-How wine is made

-What factors influence wine style

-The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics

-The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown

-The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines

-Label terminology

-Food and wine pairing principles

-The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made

This qualification is assessed by a mulitple choise paper of 50 questions.

Course delivered over three Sunday classes 10 - 5pm - Sunday Sept 10th, 17th, and 24th

$799.00 includes GST, Text Book and Exam

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Connoisseur - Vintage Tasting of Clos des Jacobins
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We are excited to welcome Thibault Decoster, from Clos des Jacobins, St-Emilion, Grand Cru, for a vertical tasting from this highly regarded chateau. Having been ranked amongst the greatest wines in St-Emilion, between 1940 and 1950, Clos des Jacobins, fell into disrepair and disfavor as years went on. In 2004 Thibaut and Magali Decoster took over the reins and brought the winery back to its place of glory when their 2006 vintage won the Saint-Emilion Grand Crus Classes challenge in Hong Kong in 2006. Tonight’s tasting will include the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2015 vintages. Please book early.

Note: Early Start Time

$65.00

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Beer Master Class with McAuslan Brewery
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join Dave the Beer Guy as he welcomes special guest David Brophy, Master Brewer and Erik Sjoholm, National Sales Manager, from McAuslan Brewing as they share their insights on what it takes to be one of the oldest Craft breweries in Quebec. Throughout the years they have continued to set the bar high and will tell you exciting tales about how they continue to strive to keep their beers exciting and top notch for their loyal fans both new and old. Beer fans you won’t want to miss this special evening and tasting that’s sure to leave you with a new appreciation for this Canadian brewery.

$25.00

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Fine Wines of Miguel Torres - Spain & Chile
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Please help us welcome Caroline Leblanc, Brand Ambassador for a special tasting of the premium wines of Miguel Torres. Caroline will be your special host for an evening filled with some of the Torres Family’s top tier wines from Spain & Chile. While you taste, Caroline will explain the history of each wine that you’ll be enjoying. Wines to be tasted include: Manso De Velasco - Chile, Mas La Plana - Spain, Perpetual - Spain, Purgatory - Spain, and Salmos - Spain.

With a history that dates back to 1870, the Torres Family is renowned for their wines around the world and today they ship to over 140 different countries. This is a night not to be missed for lovers of great red wines. 

$45.00

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VIP Spanish Wine Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Spend the evening sampling the fabulous flavours of the wallet friendly wines of Spain. This evening will highlight the vast assortment of styles available from one of the world’s top wine producing countries. Get ready to enjoy a room filled with vibrant bubbles, bold reds and refreshing whites along with traditional tapas and treats from the kitchen, such as make-your-mouth-water paella, patatas bravas and serrano ham crostinis. Olé!

VIP Entrance at 6:30pm

$55.00

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Spanish Wine Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Spend the evening sampling the fabulous flavours of the wallet friendly wines of Spain. This evening will highlight the vast assortment of styles available from one of the world’s top wine producing countries. Get ready to enjoy a room filled with vibrant bubbles, bold reds and refreshing whites along with traditional tapas and treats from the kitchen, such as make-your-mouth-water paella, patatas bravas and serrano ham crostinis. Olé!

$40.00

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Great Value Whiskies to Know for Fall
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Join Trusted Expert Dave Michiels as he guides you through a wonderful collection of whiskies that are not only diverse in their flavour profiles but also easy on the pocket book. All the whiskies that David will showcase are under $100.00 and some of his favourite hidden gems from the whisky wall, perfect for the cooler weather that’s on its way.

$35.00

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TasteDay Thursday - Understanding Winemaking
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

We launch this fall’s TasteDay Thursday series off with a fascinating class on the basics of how wine is made so you’ll have a better understanding of the magic in the glass. By the end of the class you’ll be able to tell your friends about the difference between red and white winemaking, key winemaking techniques that you can taste in the glass, and how and why winemakers choose to use barrels when they are making their wines. As you learn from our Trusted Expert, you will taste examples of the different winemaking techniques, barrel selection and much more. This is a grownup fun science class at its best. 

$15.00

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Guess the Expensive Wine - Red & White
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Sep 22, 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 mixed lineup of red and white wines 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. 

$25.00

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Cellar Club Member Fall Wine Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Sep 23, 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 September 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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Macallan & Highland Park Tasting with Dan Volway
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Whisky fans we have a night just for you with special guest host Dan Volway, Ambassador from Macallan and Highland Park. With over 20 years in the hospitality industry Dan is now living his dream job sharing his passion for great whiskies and the stories behind them. For this event Dan will be showcasing an exciting lineup of whiskies from both the Macallan and Highland Park Distilleries. 

$35.00

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TasteDay Thursday - Get to Know Pinot Noir
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Sep 28, 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 “Heartbreak Grape”: Pinot Noir. Known to be one of the most fickle and difficult in the field, this grape has the potential to turn into some of the world’s most magnificent wines. Grown around the world this grape showcases multiple flavour profiles in the glass as it brings to life the place and the vintage it was grown in like no other grape. Be prepared to be entranced.

$15.00

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Connoisseur Pinot Noir Class
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Is the new world catching up to Burgundy? This comparative tasting will be conducted with wines from some of the world's most famous Pinot Noir grape producing regions.

This special look at Pinot Noir will feature a few bottles of well-aged wines from the Willow Park Wines & Spirits library collection. We will open the Joseph Drouhin Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru 2001 and compare it to the Calera “Selleck Vineyard” 2013. This evening will also feature wines from estates of Central Otago, Willamette Valley, and Yarra Valley.

Meiko's kitchen team will prepare a few tasty appetizers and offer a selection of cheeses famous for their perfect Pinot Noir pairing characteristics.

Includes VIP Festival Entry

$95.00

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VIP Pinot Noir Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

The Willow Park Wines & Spirits Trusted Expert team has a special place in their heart for the elegant and multi-layered wines made from the Pinot Noir grape. Known in the wine world as the hardest grape to grow yet can be the most pleasant to experience. Explore the festival cellar tasting examples from around the world with a featured focus on the Burgundy and California regions. You will find the versatility of Pinot Noir pairings in tonight’s selection of herb & mustard marinated pork tenderloin, grilled salmon with honey and dill sauce, chicken and mushroom tarts, and classic gougéres.

VIP Entrance at 6:30pm

$60.00

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Pinot Noir Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

The Willow Park Wines & Spirits Trusted Expert team has a special place in their heart for the elegant and multi-layered wines made from the Pinot Noir grape. Known in the wine world as the hardest grape to grow yet can be the most pleasant to experience. Explore the festival cellar tasting examples from around the world with a featured focus on the Burgundy and California regions. You will find the versatility of Pinot Noir pairings in tonight’s selection of herb & mustard marinated pork tenderloin, grilled salmon with honey and dill sauce, chicken and mushroom tarts, and classic gougéres.

$40.00

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Pinot Master Class
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Sat, Sep 30, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

This class will allow us to delve deeper into the reasons why Pinot Noir causes such heartbreak. No grape is more difficult to grow than Pinot Noir and once collected in the cellar, even the healthiest grapes can cause you problems in fermentation. Who are the Winemakers that are mastering this varietal? This class will be conducted from the viewpoint of the winemaker and you will taste the wines created by some of the world’s most recognized Pinot Noir wine making experts. Estates to be featured include Patz & Hall, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Domaine Perrot Minot, and Beaux Freres. 

$100.00

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October 2017
Ooh La La! French Wine & Cheese Pairings
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Oct 3, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Wine and cheese fans, do we have a treat for you! We’re teaming up with our friends at Springbank Cheese Co. to bring you an extraordinary night filled with wines from France expertly paired with a delectable selection of French cheeses. Your palate will be delighted as you’re guided through a fascinating taste experience and fantastic discussion about how and why the pairings have such synergy together.

$35.00

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Whisky Basics - 3 Night Course
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 4, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Scotch Expert, David Michiels will start off with the basics of scotch tasting and move along into more advanced topics and tastings throughout the month. You’ll be fascinated with the history, traditions and vast varieties of scotch on the market. Each evening you’ll discover new topics and have a taste of six scotches that will enable you to develop your palate and understanding of one of the world’s most beloved spirits.

In 2012, David Michiels was inducted into the Keepers of the Quaich at Blair Castle in Scotland, for his outstanding contribution to scotch whisky. His selection of scotch whisky at WPWS is considered one of the strongest of any store in North America.

Text book included.

Whisky Basic Dates: Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18   7 - 9pm

$125.00

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Sartori di Verona – 100 Years of Winemaking
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 4, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Please join us as we welcome special guest Serge Leveque of Sartori di Verona as he spends the evening sharing the stories of over 100 years of winemaking in the Veneto region. Established in 1898, Sartori di Verona is regarded as one of the most renowned wine blenders, not only in Italy, but also the world. Serge will lead you through a fascinating tasting of wines including; Valpolicella, Amarone and the white Marani, which is an exclusive wine to Willow Park Wines & Spirits.

$25.00

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TasteDay Thursday - Wines of Bordeaux - Right Bank
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Oct 5, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

This week TasteDay Thursday explores the area of Bordeaux with a focus on the area known as the Right Bank. At the end of this class you’ll have a much better understanding of why we refer to the wines from this area as more feminine and elegant than their big, and bold brothers from the Left Bank.

$15.00

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Bordeaux Connoisseur with James Sichel
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, Oct 6, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

James Sichel and his family are the owners of Chateau Angludet and part owners of Chateau Palmer. Join us as we compare the 2005 & 2006 wines from these fantastic estates in addition to famous wines from other Bordeaux appellations. You will enjoy James Sichel’s perspective and insights on both of these exceptional vintages from a decade ago and how they compare to 2015 and 2016, both yet to be released in the market.

Meiko's kitchen team will pair these exceptional wines with our favorite classic Bordeaux appetizers.

Includes VIP Festival Entry

$150.00

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VIP Bordeaux Festival with Riedel Stem
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 6, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Intrigued by the magic of Bordeaux? Our Bordeaux Festival is a unique and exciting opportunity to taste the very best from the Bordeaux region. You’ll find our festival cellar filled with offerings from Crus Bourgeoisies to Cru Classé, along with excited producers ready to share their new wines at Calgary’s premier Bordeaux launch event. A sampling of the decadent appetizers that will be served include: duck cassoulet, beef filet in merlot sauce, pâtés, and of course a divine selection of French cheeses. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary evening to explore the diversity, excitement, and quality of the wines from France’s most famous region. Bordeaux 2014 will be tasted. Purchasers of 2016 Futures will be provided with a complimentary ticket. Your ticket includes a free Riedel Stem ($30.00 value).

VIP Entry at 6:30pm

$125.00

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Bordeaux Festival with Riedel Stem
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 6, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Intrigued by the magic of Bordeaux? Our Bordeaux Festival is a unique and exciting opportunity to taste the very best from the Bordeaux region. You’ll find our festival cellar filled with offerings from Crus Bourgeoisies to Cru Classé, along with excited producers ready to share their new wines at Calgary’s premier Bordeaux launch event. A sampling of the decadent appetizers that will be served include: duck cassoulet, beef filet in merlot sauce, pâtés, and of course a divine selection of French cheeses. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary evening to explore the diversity, excitement, and quality of the wines from France’s most famous region. Bordeaux 2014 will be tasted. Purchasers of 2016 Futures will be provided with a complimentary ticket. Your ticket includes a free Riedel Stem ($30.00 value).

$95.00

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90+ Wines of Argentina with Vina Cobos
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Please help us welcome Michelle Schromm, Marketing Manager, from Vina Cobos in Argentina. Founded in 1988, by famed winemaker Paul Hobbs. Since the winery’s first vintage in 1999, the wines of Vina Cobos have received critical acclaim from around the globe. Tonight’s tasting will immerse you in the terroir of Argentina, as you explore Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec with an incredible lineup of wines that have all been rated 90+ points or higher.

$25.00

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All Things Apple - Cider to Calvados
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

With the chilly weather on the horizon we’ve planned a special evening in celebration of the remarkable libations that are created from apples. You’ll learn all about the different ways we can turn this delicious fruit into amazing ciders and spirits. You’ll enjoy a tasting of drinks from around the world and a special cocktail or two created just for the occasion. So, whether you enjoy your drink over ice, or warm and sipping by the fire, get ready to be wowed by the diversity and flavours that apple based drinks can bring to your glass. 

$15.00

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TasteDay Thursday - Beer & Cheese Basics
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Always a Fall Favourite! Join our very own Dave the Beer Guy as he teams up with Adrian from Springbank Cheese Co. to bring you a night of heartwarming pairings guaranteed to keep the chill away as the seasons change. These two will be combining their expertise to showcase the must-have cheese and beer pairings for fall. This class will have you sipping on artisan beers and nibbling on delicious cheeses from all around the world; an evening made in heaven for beer and cheese enthusiasts of all levels.

$15.00

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Pairings with Pies - Sweet & Savory
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

If you love pies both sweet and savory then this night is just for you. We’re teaming up with the culinary wizards at Pies Plus Café to bring you a night of shear deliciousness as we take their home-made pies and pair them up with enlightening libations. This event will have you licking your lips with every combination. Guided by our Trusted Expert team you’ll taste a collection of classics including apple, pecan, pumpkin, shepherds and chicken pot pies, just to name a few. Sip and savour our teams’ choices of wines, beers, and cocktails as we search for the winner of the perfect pie pairing.

$45.00

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Great Liqueurs and Spirits of Italy
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Italy has not only given us incredible wines but also a wide array of flavours and styles of liqueurs and spirits to sip and savour. In tonight’s class, Michael Bigattini will be your guide as he leads you through a tasty adventure of some of the most iconic libations of Italy and shares the stories behind them. You’ll be fascinated by a tasting lineup that includes Amaretto, Campari, Limoncello, Grappa and Vin Santo, just to name a few. Take note of Michael’s personal hints on how you can enjoy these liquids in your glass or turn them into creative cocktails.

$35.00

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Pizza Pairings
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

What can be more fun than an evening of great friends and delicious pizza? An evening of great friends, delicious pizza, and expertly paired pairings, that’s what! Get your besties together and plan on spending an entertaining evening with our Trusted Expert team as we showcase classic pizza styles with wines, beers, and cocktails from around the world. If you are a pizza fan you’ll want to make sure to book your tickets early so you don’t miss out. 

$55.00

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TasteDay Thursday - The B's of Piedmont
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

This week TasteDay Thursday explores the B’s of Piedmont; Barbera, Barbaresco, and Barolo. You’ll learn all about this fascinating mountainous region in northwest Italy and the incredible wines that it creates. While many people will know of Barolo, the King of Wines, many do not know of the regions other key red wines, Barbera and Barbaresco. By the end of this evening you’ll have a better understanding of great wines of Piedmont and how to enjoy them. 

$15.00

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Sherry & Tapas with Maria Alvear
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Get your palate ready to experience some of the most classic pairings in the wine world as we explore the fortified wines of Sherry with special guest host Maria Alvear, from Bodegas Alvear. Maria’s family founded the Bodegas in Montilla in 1729 and quickly became famous for their PX wines. In 2011, their Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Anada received 100-point rating from wine critic Robert Parker. For tonight’s tasting Maria will be sharing her family’s passion and stories of how they have come to be one of the most highly renowned Sherry Bodegas in the world as she leads you though an exquisite lineup of her Sherries and classical culinary pairings.  Seating is limited. 

$25.00

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Italian Wine Connoisseur Class
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM     Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

A study of Sangiovese - the most important varietal in Tuscany. Once maligned for making the worst wines of Italy, now this grape is making some of Italy's most treasured wines. Think Brunello and the Super Tuscans. This blind tasting will be sure to challenge you. Can you tell the difference between Brunello and the Sangiovese grown in the most northern region of Tuscany? Which Super Tuscans will you find in the line up? Do you know who is making 100% Sangiovese wines outside of Montalcino?

The wines are impressive and will be served with classic Italian fare from Meiko's Kitchen.

Includes VIP Festival Entry

$75.00

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VIP Italian Wine Festival
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Celebrate the harvest with our vibrant and exciting Italian Wine Festival right in the heart of Calgary. Our Italian Festival offers you a chance to taste Italy from tip to toe; from the bubbles of Prosecco to the exciting new wineries of Sicily. We have gathered together the very best Italian vineyards under one roof, allowing you an unprecedented opportunity to share the passion of the most exciting and diverse wine regions of a country that is known for its love of wine. Salute! 

VIP Entrance at 6:30pm

$60.00

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Italian Wine Festival
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

Celebrate the harvest with our vibrant and exciting Italian Wine Festival right in the heart of Calgary. Our Italian Festival offers you a chance to taste Italy from tip to toe; from the bubbles of Prosecco to the exciting new wineries of Sicily. We have gathered together the very best Italian vineyards under one roof, allowing you an unprecedented opportunity to share the passion of the most exciting and diverse wine regions of a country that is known for its love of wine. Salute! 

$40.00

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Italian Library Master Class
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Sat, Oct 21, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403.296.1640, mike@willowpark.net

This Master Class gives us the opportunity to open up the Willow Park Wines & Spirits Library where wines have been resting since 1994. We will select a few older wines and more recent classic vintages as we take a look at six of Italy's most important wine estates coming from six different appellations. Can you guess all six appellations? If so, you’ll win a magnum from one of our favourite Italian winemakers.

$100.00

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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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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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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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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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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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Drouhin – 2015 Vintage Unveiling & Past Gems
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

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. 

$45.00

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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.  

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Melanie Stranger 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 Stranger 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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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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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

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November 2017
VIP Whisky in the Warehouse
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”.

$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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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.

Tickets available for purchase July 1st, 2017

Early Birdy Pricing $200.00pp availble until September 15th, 2017

 

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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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Celebrate 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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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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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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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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Exploring 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

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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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