The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre November 20-23, 2014 just in time for the holidays. Whether you are looking for unique food items to give as gifts or are looking for new ideas for holiday entertaining, this show is for you.
Some of the exhibitors who will be at the show include Cupcake Vineyards, Beach Winery, Fromm Winery, Creekside Estate Winery, Lou Dawgs, Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar, Feel Good Coffee, Mill Street Brewery, Brassaii Restaurant, Rock Lobster, Eudora’s Fine Food, Puerto Rico Tourism, Fireball Whisky, Naked Grape, Granville Island Brewery, Wolf Blass, Barsa Taberna, Bulldog Gin, Moosehead Breweries, Hops and Robbers, Vintages, Veuve Clicquot, Pelee Island Winery, Milagro Cantinas, Fire in the Kitchen, El Dorado Rum and California Wine Institute.
See the following celebrity chefs on the Food Network Stage:
Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford on Fri., Nov. 21, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Celebrity Chef David Rocco on Fri., Nov. 21, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Chef Brett Turnbull, Fri., Nov. 21, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Chef and Author Matt Dean Pettit, Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Chef Rich Francis, Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Enjoy a tutored tasting session during the show. Some of the sessions include:
Friday, November 21, 2014
New Wine Frontiers
Host: Will Predhomme, Sommelier
$75 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join star sommelier Will Predhomme for a tasting of up-and-coming and yet-to-be discovered wines and regions. This seminar features a selection of Will’s current favourites served with personal insights and stories related to each wine from one of Canada’s brightest wine minds. It will expose you to the wines before they break into the mainstream. Experience bottles from dynamic new wine regions, progressive winemakers and interesting grape varieties that can easily be considered new classic styles that every wine lover needs to try.
South African GEMS
Host: Christopher Waters, Co Founder/ Editor, Vines Magazine
$70 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Christopher takes guests on a virtual journey to South Africa to this remarkable country to lead guests through a tasting of hard-to-get and highly rated wines.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Brave New World Cabernet
Host: Serge Janjic
Treasury Wine Estates
$80 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Serge Janjic will explore some of the best of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley to Coonawarra. Find out why Cabernet Sauvignon is the most highly prized and highly priced wines.
A Very Vines Holiday
Host: Christopher Waters, Co Founder/Editor, Vines Magazine
$65 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Taste top-scoring wines featured in Vines Magazine’s holiday issue. Christopher Waters and surprise guests will explain why these top wines were selected. Discover new favourite wines and how to serve them during the holidays.
General Admission tickets for the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo are:
Friday, Nov. 21 admission before 5 pm $25
Friday, Nov. 21 admission after 5 pm $35
Friday, Nov. 21 admission onsite $35
Saturday admission before 5 pm $35
Saturday admission after 5 pm $45
Saturday admission onsite $45
Sunday admission $20 advance (Complimentary re-entry all day)
Sunday admission $20 onsite (Complimentary re-entry all day)
VIP Night Admission – Thurs Nov 20, 2014
VIP Preview Evening – $45 online or onsite if available.