The Tomato

Mar 15 2017

cook like a chef

Want to cook like a chef? Want to cook with a chef? Enter to win a spot in the Tomato Pro-Am on the Tomato Cooking Stage at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show on Saturday, March 25. Visit to enter.

sake ok

Want to learn more about sake? Take the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake, Saturday, March 18, with sake importer Mariko Tajiri.  The class runs from 9am – 5.30 pm at Vivo Downtown 10505 – 106 Street. Visit to book.

the pioneer of barriada

Jancis Robinson calls Luis Pato “one of the most inventive winemakers anywhere and certainly within Portugal.” Come taste why at a dinner at Ernest’s, 6pm, Friday March 24. Tix, $95/p, or call 780-471-8685.

Northern Lands Seminars and Tastings, May 2-6

Northern Lands has a startling array of seminars and wine tastings scheduled during the event May 2-6. Here’s a sneak peek at three we’re excited about.

Bubbles: Celebrating Canadian Sparkling Wines

Explore the styles of sparkling wines produced across the country with Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Benjamin Bridge, Heidi Noble, JoieFarm, Ezra Cipes, Summerhill, Paul Speck, Henry of Pelham, Jakub Lipinski, Big Head, Joseph Luckhurst, Road 13, Matt Dumayne, Okanagan Crush Pad.

Syrah: The Future of Big Reds in BC?

Taste with this lineup! Andrew Windsor, Tinhorn Creek, Severine Pinte, Le Vieux Pin, John Skinner, Painted Rock, Bertus Albertyn, Maverick, Mike Bartier, Bartier Bros, Nikki Callaway, Quails’ Gate, Joe Luckhurst, Road 13, Sophie Laurent, Burrowing Owl.

 The Maturity of the Canadian Wine Industry

The best in the biz will discuss sustainability, signature grape varieties and other subjects guaranteed to get wine lovers chatting: Christine Coletta, Okanagan Crush Pad, Paul Pender Tawse, Charles Baker, Charles Baker Wines, Jak Meyer, Meyer Family, Darryl Brooker, Mission Hill, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Benjamin Bridge, Paul Speck, Henry of Pelham, Ezra Cipes, Summerhill and writers Ian D’Agata, Vinous, Stephen Brook, Decanter, Will Predhomme, Predhomme Inc. Moderator: Rhys Pender MW.

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