The Luxury Chocolate Toronto Show is the place to sample and buy your chocolate for the coming Holiday Season. Each of our participating chocolatiers, chocolate artisans, pastry chefs and confectioners are on hand to introduce you to their amazing products and creations. From bean to bar, from cocao to creation, this is the place to get your ideas for entertaining “chocolate-style” this season.
The Wine Ladies Present the Chocolate + Wine Tasting Salon
Chocolate + Wine pairing tables will be located on the upper pods of Roy Thomson Hall. Having the right wine to complement the right chocolate can be a match made in heaven! Sample wine and chocolate together. Samplings are available by ticket purchase.
What chocolate goes with what wine? Here you can sample wines with the chocolate that tastes best as a pairing with sampling tickets. THE WINE LADIES will be hosting scheduled Wine + Chocolate Pairing sessions throughout the day. Register at the bottom of stairs to pods in the South Lobby.
Some incredible wines will be featured from France, Italy, Chile and Argentina. All paired with BRIX Chocolate, the chocolate designed to pair with wine. These wines will be featured on this page over the next few weeks so stay tuned!!
Must be 19 years of age to enter this section and sample products.
Price per seminar is $15.00 per session and includes, chocolate wine and door prizes! (Does not include entry fee into the show) Buy your ticket the day of the show. Seminar times: 12:00pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00pm and 4:30 pm.
An example of some of the world class, highly esteemed wineries featured in the show include:
With winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt and Export Director Julian Orti of esteemed winery Pascual Toso of Argentina, recognized as one of this countries oldest and prestigious wineries. A stunning tasting of 12 varietals, including Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignon, red blends and the newly released Barrancas were tasted at the National Club,in Toronto hosted by EuroVintage Wines & Spirits.
This special edition Cabernet Sauvignon and Mabec blend was made to celebrate the wineries 125th anniversary whereby only 125 bottles were produced. A selection of these stunning wines are available through LCBO and Vintages. They are exquisite. The high altitudes, warm temperatures and soils produce fruity, fresh and smooth wines.
One of Italy’s many claims to fame, is of course their very own sparkling wine, growing in popularity day by day. Not only is it a wine, but it is a place, and it is a grape and there is a bit of confusion out there about this delightful and delicious bubbly and that is Prosecco. There is much more to this bubbly, with an interesting history, than many might know. We are excited to share with everyone at the show a very special winery, located in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, the wine Castel Pitars winery. Here is a wine producer that dates back to 1510, steeped in tradition, now run by four brothers producing an exciting array of wines, along with their Prosecco, wines of indigenous grapes, international varietals and unique blends. Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.
Founded in 1885 by François Rémy, Rémy Pannier is the Loire Valley’s single largest wine producer, accounting for about 15% of all Loire Valley wine production, and with markets in over 40 countries worldwide. This progressive winery offers three AOC wines including the best selling Rosé in Ontario – Rosé D’Anjou, Muscadet and more recently, Sauvignon Blanc. Remy Pannier wines imported by EuroVintage Wines & Spirits.
Listen to the Export Director,Julien Cothenet of Remy Pannier, a company with its roots firmly planted in the Loire, with a fascinating history, scrumptious story and wines.
At Pondview Estate Winery with the Puglisi's and David Levy of Chocolate Tales. Get ready to make truffles!
Two of life's greatest pleasures together, wine and chocolate, was the theme of the day. Enjoyed with an awesome group, a decked out limo for VIP travel,a knock-out fabulous chocolate inspired luncheon, three wine tastings, including icewine slushies and a chocolate truffle workshop, thank you David Levy of Chocolate Tales in Niagara-on-the-Lake, how much more can you ask for on a chilly February winter day.
Never a dull moment and lots of fun on The Wine Ladies wine tours to be sure!
If you could just imagine the best possible group ever of extreme fun loving, crazy for wine and chocolate twenty-five individuals, it wouldn't be much different from the incredible group we had with us on our inaugural Wine and Chocolate tour last month.
Lots of prizes to be won! Psychic Marishka and Fire Captain Roy each win a bottle of delicious 2011 Northern Ice 2011 Cabernet/Dornfelder Signature Series from the Ice House Winery. Congrats!Read more: Dizzy with Decadence, on our Wine and Chocolate Tour!
Come join us on a magical experience in the incredible region of Abruzzo! Long time know as the hidden gem and undiscovered treasure of Italy. Join Georgia & Susanne the incredible “Wine Ladies” along with your hosts from DEA SOL, on the vacation of a lifetime uncovering The Wines, The Food & The Amazing Sights of Abruzzo!Read more: Join The Wine Ladies Georgia & Susanne On The Abruzzo Wine & Food Tour!
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A special gift bag filled to the brim with lots of goodies too.
Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Visit 3 spectacular Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries, personally selected by The Wine Ladies and taste a selection of stunning VQA wines paired with chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises. For chocolate lovers and foodies a like, a perfect day for a romantic celebration for two, group of friends or a girls’ getaway!
Everything for your day is included in our pricing from first class transportation, to exclusive tastings, a spectacular lunch in the Barrel Room of Jackson Triggs Estate Winery with VQA wines, led by celebrity wine maker Marco Piccoli and Executive Chef Tim Mackiddie. Chocolate workshop to be led by David Levy, Founder of Chocolate Tales, infuse an decorate your truffle to your heart's content! While riding back in style and sipping on sparkling wine, unveil your loot bag filled to the brim with goodies, and pay attention, you may hear your name called as a winner of one of the fabulous multiple prizes!
Fresh baked goodies and coffee from Whole Foods Oakville will await you as you board, and set off for a spectacular wine and culinary adventure!
So grab a few friends or your partner and make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special!
Sunday February 24th – 9:45am-7pm
Two convenient pick-ups
9:45am Departing from Yorkdale Mall (Milestone's entrance) and returning at 7:00pm
10:30am Departing from Whole Foods (HSBC side) and returning at 6:00pm
Be greeted by a glass or two of JT Sparkling wine, upon arrival. Then meet celebrity wine maker Marco Piccoli who will take you on a winery tour and then lead you through an exclusive seated tasting in the stunning barrel cellar.
Following the tasting, Executive Chef Tim Mackiddie will share a few words on his inspiration behind the spectacular lunch menu we are all about to enjoy, all recipes reflecting the theme of wine and chocolate. Tasted wines will served throughout the lunch.
Though Pondview Estate Winery itself is new, the Puglisi family has been growing grapes since the 1970s. As a testament to the quality and craftsmanship put into each bottle of wine, Luciano (Lou), was crowned 2008 Grape King, a Ministry of Agriculture award for the finest vineyard operator in Ontario. Meet the 2008 Grape King and enjoy a personalized tasting to include a range of award winning VQA wines, including one spectacular wine and chocolate inspired pairing!
Meet the winemaker Jamie Macfarlane and his partner and fellow proprietor Karen. Specializing in icewine, often referred to as Canada's "liquid gold" Jamie and Karen's boutique winery was recently featured on Dragon's Den, showcasing their specialties which include their ever popular Vidal Icewine Slushie. Simply divine, we'll enjoy this unique and delicious cocktail paired with a dark chocolate, cherry, almond and ginger treat. Other tastings will include icewine cocktails with a nod to Valentine's Day with red raspberry, pomegranate and possibly even rose petals making an appearance.
The Ice House is the perfect spot to toast a special occasion, and bid adieu to a completely wonderful day of adventure for our palates!
Jackson Triggs Estate Winery Luncheon Menu*
Cauliflower and white chocolate “cappuccino" | Truffle creme | Valrhona coco
Pinot vinaigrette | Dark chocolate caramel hazel nuts | Nosy goat
Beef cheeks braised in red wine and cocoa nib | Ontario root vegetables | Candied garlic | Fine herbs
Milk chocolate custard tart | Grapefruit