The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo, running from November 16-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, will be back with more than 1,500 wines, beers, spirits and gourmet foods to experience.
“The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo’s success is in its consistency year to year for international/domestic food and beverage, from wine, beer, spirits to cosmopolitan food from Toronto restaurants and international companies,” explains Paul McNair, Show Manager of the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo. “That’s why people come, so we ensure that they have a great variety to sample and choose from every year.”
Each year tens of thousands of visitors pass through and the VIP night can even sell out as there’s no shortage of things to taste and see at this year’s Expo. Meet Cheese Expert Anne-Marie Rajabalee and learn from her live cooking seminars. For spirits enthusiasts, take a walk on the wild side with Wild Turkey Spirits, whose sample booth includes a mini-museum walk through to showcase the bourbon’s history.
Partnered with The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the Expo will also feature its popular Tutored Tastings— a series of 15 interactive and engaging seminars— hosted by some of Canada’s wine and spirits leading experts. This year’s impressive line-up includes Master Sommeliers John Szabo and Jennifer Huether, Master of Wine Eugene Mynczyk, The Thirsty Traveler Kevin Brauch, and VINES Magazine co-founder Christopher Waters, who are ready to provide this unrivalled opportunity to taste incredible wines and spirits, and learn what makes them so special.
Returning again to wrap up the final day of the Expo will be the Mott’s Clamato Best Caesar in Town National Final. On Sunday, November 20th, top mixologists from across Canada will compete at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo during a live on stage presentation to make the best and most delicious caesar in the city.
“There have been many memorable moments – to name a few, the always interesting and informative Dairy Farmers of Canada cooking with cheese counter, international wine features from France, California, Spain, New Zealand and Germany. The continuing growth of craft and international beer and how spirits have gone from the traditional to multi-flavoured and the burgeoning craft distillery industry,” lists McNair. “The expo has evolved as the industry and consumers taste has so what people will see on the floor is a reflection of all of that.”
For more information and admission tickets visit FoodAndWineExpo.ca. Tickets often sell out at the door, so don’t miss out on Toronto’s biggest cocktail party.
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