The time for Toronto’s yummy Sante Wine Festival is almost upon us! May 3-7, 2006: mark your calendars.
2006 marks the largest number of participating wineries in the Festivalâ€™s history â€” 82 in total. AND! this year, they are giving away a complimentary $5 Starbucks coffee card with your purchase of a Sip, Savour & Shop passport. AND! freakin’ Simone Marie Belgian Chocolate (love) is partnering with Taylor Fladgate port yummy yum yum. AND! the Spa at Windsor Arms is hosting Croft Indulgence Port. AND! Ferrari Maserati of Toronto is hosting tasty Masi. Joy.
The Evite will be created soon. If you’re on my LJ list and are interested in attending, living in or near Toronto, and I don’t have your current e-mail (
Every year it’s a good time, you don’t have to stick close to the group if you don’t want to (although it’s nice to compare notes and have folks to traipse around with), and wine makes strangers friends fast, so don’t be shy if you’re a newbie.
The basic details are as follows:
Event: “Sip, Savour and Shop” wine tasting walkabout in Yorkville
Meeting Location: Manulife Centre Lobby, 55 Bloor St. W, Toronto
When: Saturday, May 6, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: a measly $15.00 for *multiple* glasses of wine and cheese and fruit snacks and chocolate and tasty things cooked by the chefs at Williams-Sonoma
Nothing is better than nearly-free wine! Especially while walking outdoors.
Put on your fancy shoes, new spring clothes, and sunglasses: join together for an annual tradition. Last year we had slight rain, which was a pity, and we started a little late in the day. This year: everybody meets at the Manulife Centre to buy our “Passports” at eleven o’clock SHARP so we can get to the very important business of drinking in the sunshine IMMEDIATELY. Then we walk from store to store, getting our passports stamped and sampling a variety of red, white and sparkling wines. Come join, everyone!