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2017 Trend Central Tasting Stage


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


Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

THURSDAY



6:30 PM

Holiday Highlights Drink Toronto and The Wine Sister’s Erin Henderson will talk about all things wine and share tips for holiday entertaining.



7:30 PM InterVin Winners - Christopher Waters - Taste alongside InterVin Head Judge Christopher Waters and Cupcake Vineyards winemaker Jessica Tomei in this tasting of some top 2017 InterVin International Award Winners.


8:30 PM Canada's Best Kept Secret! Pelee Island Winery’s Matt Gale will guide you through a tasting and show you the unique wine styles Pelee Island has to offer.






FRIDAY

2:30 PM Family Affair - Cornerstone Estate Winery is an award-winning, family operated winery in Beamsville that creates premium quality wines from meticulously handpicked and hand sorted grapes. Taste a selection of their limited production local wines and learn about one of Niagara’s hidden gems.
3:30 PM  New Zealand Enthusiasts - Join Villa Maria Estate Ambassador Kirsten Poole for this introductory tasting of wines from Villa Maria’s spectacular vineyards in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Auckland.

5:30 PM InterVin Winners - Taste alongside InterVin Head Judge Christopher Waters as he pours some of his favorite 2017 InterVin International Award Winners.






6:30 PM World of Spirits – Join Trevor Burnett, Brand Ambassador for the rum, whiskey, gin, vodka and tequila categories of the Woodman Wine and Spirits portfolio, for this enjoyable survey of classic spirit brands.


7:30 PM  New Zealand Enthusiasts - Join Villa Maria Estate Ambassador Kirsten Poole for this introductory tasting of wines from Villa Maria’s spectacular vineyards in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Auckland.















SATURDAY









4:30 PM  New Generation of Tequila Michelle Murphy hosts this informative tasting featuring Tequila Tromba. Experience Tequila Tromba’s smoother, more refined spirit that’s sure to fuel your cocktail imagination.


5:30 PM Wines for the Holidays from Germany hosted by German Wine Queen Katharina. Frohe Feiertage. 

6:30 PM Experience Niagara Wine Country Creekside Estate Winery brings the tasting bar to you as you enjoy a selection of refreshing and enjoyable white wines and rich, robust red wines from one of Niagara’s most innovative wineries.


7:30 PM Turn your Home into a Craft Brewery - Master the art of homebrewing with PicoBrew: Don’t miss this informative session that gives you the inside scoop on how you can serve-up top quality craft beer right from your countertop. 





















SUNDAY



2:00 PM Mott’s Clamato Best Caesar in Town
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.