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2015 Trend Central Tasting Stage

Trend Central, presented by offers a series of informative, entertaining and delicious wine, beer and spirit classes for only 5 sample tickets. Come and explore incredible wines and other international favourites.

THURSDAY

6:30 Caesars with Clint, Clinton Pattemore
 Join Clinton Pattemore, Mott’s Clamato Caesar Mixing Officer, as he shows you how to make Canada’s Cocktail in four easy steps plus a variation of this classic recipe that will surprise and delight you.

7:30 Go Local, Jessica Nagy 
Sideroad Twenty Cellars is the perfect place to grow sublime aromatic whites and earthy reds like Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Join Jessica and sample this exciting portfolio of wine available online. 

8:30 Beer Necessities, Matt Fuller 
Take an introduction to the wonderful world of beer presented by Creemore Springs Brewery. Come for a chance to sample some of their great beers and 
learn how they’re made.

FRIDAY 

3:30 Caesars with Clint, Clinton Pattemore
Join Clinton, Mott’s Clamato Caesar Mixing Officer, as he shows you how to make Canada’s Cocktail in four easy steps plus a variation of this classic recipe that will surprise and delight you.

4:30 Screech-In Ceremony, Conor McCotter
Would you like to join the Royal Order of Screechers? Become an honourary Newfoundlander by participating in the legendary ceremony and enjoy a shot of the International Award winning Newfoundland Screech Rum.

5:30 Unconventional Cocktails, Jeremy Parsons  
Shake up entertaining with Top mixologist Jeremy Parsons. Jeremy mixes up some of the hottest cocktails using the newest techniques and hottest products. 


7:30 In the Pink, Bobby Briones 
Bobby from Terra Firma leads an exquisite comparative tasting of rosé wines from Provence and a rosé Champagne.

8:30 Off-the-Hook, Dimitri van Kampen 
Dimitri, founder of Spearhead Brewing Company, believes that rules were meant to be broken, that there are no boundaries when making beer. Spearhead uses unusual ingredients and brewing methods that challenge your imagination.

SATURDAY

1:30 Re-imagine Your Cocktail, Jamie Beurklian  
Bar40 Bitters will improve your cocktail drinking experience. You’re invited to the tasting stage to challenge your taste buds and discover Toronto’s emergent bitters company. 
 
2:30 The Dean’s List, Gavin Robertson
 Winemaker Gavin Robertson of Niagara College Teaching Winery conducts an insightful journey into the future of Canadian wine making while sampling wines from the heart of Niagara.

3:30 Beer Paradise, Guy McClelland
Join European Beer Importer, Beer Knight & Beer Samaritan Guy McClelland as he educates and introduces Canadians to original European craft beers.

4:30 Screech-In Ceremony, Conor McCotter Would you like to join the Royal Order of Screechers? Become an honourary Newfoundlander by participating in the legendary ceremony and enjoy a shot of the International Award winning Newfoundland Screech Rum.

5:30 On Tap, Jordan Mills
Sample a selection of beer from Mill Street Brewery that has been specially selected for this tasting and will not be available on the show floor. Join Mill St. brewer Jordan Mills, as he guides you through a tasting that is sure to please any palate. 

6:30 Double Vision, Bobby Briones
 Bobby shows how barrel aging imparts character to Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine with a tasting of this iconic spirit both fresh from the still and the finished whiskey. 

8:30 Ale Educated, Nadine Thompson 
Don’t miss this opportunity to taste hand-crafted, tried and true all natural beers from Lake of Bays Brewing co. including Crosswind Pale Ale, Sparkhouse Red Ale and Rock Cut Baysville Lager alongside a seasonal surprise.

SUNDAY 

12:30 Mott’s Clamato Best Caesar in Town
National Final, Regional Finalists
 Top mixologists from across Canada will be on-site creating their own versions of the delicious Caesar in this live on-site final.  These semi-finalists will be pulling out all the stops to win over the audience and judges to take home top honours.

3:30 InterVin Best Values, Christopher Waters
Taste alongside InterVin Head Judge Christopher Waters as he pours some of his favorite 2014 InterVin International award winners that retail for under $15 a bottle.