EVENTS

Check out our unique tastings or contact us to book your own custom event.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Discover Your Wine Style: Vogue Residents
Saturday, September 23 | 4 pm – 6 pm | $35

*Please note: this event is offsite and intended for Vogue residents only, our usual, in-store Discover Your Style Day will run as normal in store on September 30th.

Join Nathalie from Vine Styles in the Vogue Sky Lounge and explore what their concept of ‘wine done different’ is all about! Nathalie will lead guests through a casual wine tasting of our 6 signature styles: 3 whites and 3 reds with light cheese and charcuterie served! Seating is limited.

Discover Your Wine Style
Saturday, September 30 | 2 pm – 5 pm | Free

We do wine differently. Arranging our wine by taste profile – not country or region – empowers customers to shop for wines that pleases their palate. We want everyone to get to know their unique palate and personal taste profile – so one Saturday, every month, we sample wines from each of our six signature styles – three whites and three reds, all for free! Bonus: we’re dog friendly AND we’ll also be pouring beers from Zero Issue!

OCTOBER 2017

Style Me: Portuguese, Please!

Thursday, October 5 | 6 pm – 8 pm | $40

Portugal is hot spot for incredible value! Did you know that winemakers in Portugal can choose from more than 200 grape varietals to make their wines!? That means there is an abundance of delicious diversity to explore, from refreshing whites to vibrant bubbles, complex reds and of course, Port!

Discover: Klinker Brick Wines
Wednesday, October 11 | 4 pm – 6 pm | Free

Calling all Lodi lovers! We’re welcoming Elizabeth Barnard from California’s Klinker Brick Winery. She represents a family with 6 generations of winemaking behind them and they pride themselves on their Old Vine Zinfandel from 40-120 year old vines! Join us and Elizabeth for a free tasting of the Klinker Brick Rosé, Tranzind Blend, Zinfandel & Syrah. All fantastic fall wines!

Meet the Artist: Lynette Melnyk
Thursday, October 12 | 6 pm – 8 pm | Free

Join us to celebrate our latest artist in the shop, Lynette Melnyk! As a contemporary abstract fine artist, Lynette’s abstract expressionist style is created from her interpretation of nature, dance and music. Her work is like painting music, which may explain her multiple artistic styles from the energetic and lyrical bold abstracts to the romantic organic style. And wouldn’t you know, her art is the perfect match for wine! Join us to meet Lynette, sip wine & eat cheese – all free!

Style Me: Scarpa Exclusive
Thursday, October 19 | 6 pm & 7:30 pm | $65*

We are delighted to host a one of a kind tasting with wines from Scarpa. Scarpa has a 150 year legacy of winemaking and are renowned for both their Barbera and Nebbiolo based wines. We’re offering two seatings (6 pm and 7:30 pm) to taste their red vermouth, Nebbiolo (2013), Rouchet (2011), Fresia (2009) and three library vintages of their Barbaresco (2004, 2007, 2008).

*Guests who purchase of 3+ bottles of Scarpa products that evening, will receive a $30 credit

Style Me: New World vs. Old World – A Varietal Showdown
Saturday, October 21 | 2 pm – 4 pm | $40

In the words of the wise, Maestro Fresh, this tasting is a, “throw down, a varietal showdown, hell no, we can’t slow down, it’s about to go down!” Join us as we give you the run down on Old World vs New World when it comes to wine, we’ll be pouring grape varietals, head to head, like Syrah vs, Shiraz, Bordeaux blends vs Meritage blends and many more, so you can actually taste the difference! Everything from bubbles to white & red.

Style Me: Wine & Halloween Candy Pairings
Thursday, October 26 | 6 pm – 8 pm | $45

Back for a third year in a row, this is one of our most popular tastings! Wine tastings don’t always need to be serious so embrace the kid in you and pair some junk with your juice! From chips to chocolate and candy, these pairings are tried and tested by our staff and sure to get your palate partying!

Discover Your Wine Style
Saturday, October 28 | 2 pm – 5 pm | Free

We do wine differently. Arranging our wine by taste profile – not country or region – empowers customers to shop for wines that pleases their palate. We want everyone to get to know their unique palate and personal taste profile – so one Saturday, every month, we sample wines from each of our six signature styles – three whites and three reds, all for free!

Stay Tuned, November happenings will be posted VERY soon!


Event FAQs

1. We strongly encourage eating before and/or after the tasting

2. In accordance with AGLC regulations, the sample sizes poured are as follows:
Wine – 1 oz, Beer – 4oz, Spirits/Liquers – ½ oz

3. Please arrange for safe transportation. We are just a short walk to the CTrain and our staff are happy to call a cab or Keys Please if required

4. We kindly request that guests refrain from wearing perfume or cologne to the event as odours may impair yours, and other guests ability to smell and taste the samples.

5. Cancellation Policy
a) If Vine Styles must cancel an event, tickets are fully refundable or transferable to another event of equal value.
b)If yourself or a guest must cancel, tickets are either:
– Transferable – someone may attend in your place as long as we are notified
– Cancellation is refundable up to one week prior to the event
– Cancellation is non-refundable within one week prior to the event

To learn more about the events or to purchase tickets call 403-474-8367 or email: selena@vinestyles.ca

See you at the tasting table!

Crisp

Whites with snappy acidity and vibrant flavours that will awaken your senses

Our crisp whites offer lovely refreshing acidity and a nice citrus punch; these wines will revive you and make you feel like you’re enjoying fresh fruit in an orchard in the middle of July. Think about of the last time you were out somewhere in the heat of the summer; one of those days when the pavement was melting, the paint was peeling off buildings and all you could think about was how badly you wanted something to quench your thirst. When you stumbled onto a lemonade stand and took that first sip, you were cured.

We can’t say our wines will cure dehydration but they are a great option while you’re enjoying patio weather.

 

Varietals

You’ll find varietals like Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling and Vinho Verde and more!

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Mellow

Loved for their understated qualities these whites are beautiful and exotic

Talking about mellow wine is like talking about a classic film star. She’s a lady with international acclaim and classic appeal. Mellow wines don’t jump up and down screaming for attention; instead they prefer to lure you in with their quiet charm and feminine wiles. Swirling a nice Viognier or Pinot Gris is all about soft, intricate and attractive flavours that might make you think about your favourite perfume, stepping into a flower shop or leaving a patisserie where they’ve just taken almond pastries out of the oven. This is Sophia Loren in a glass.

 

Varietals

If you enjoy varietals like Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer or Chenin Blanc you’ll love this style!

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Lush

Whites that ask to be a muse. This is Claude Monet’s water lilies’ in a wine glass.

Lavish and luxurious wines with all the razzle-dazzle. Think about the things in life that make you feel like you’re living large. Imagine yourself wearing layers of pearl necklaces, leading a ticker tape parade, eating popcorn laced with truffle oil and lounging on the king bed of the Ritz Carlton penthouse all at the same time. Lush wines are what we drink when we’re feeling on top of the world and when we want to celebrate life. This is 4th of July fireworks and the clock striking midnight on New Year’s Eve all rolled into one beautiful gold package. Bottoms up!

 

Varietals

Varietals like Chardonnay, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier are found here.

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Elegant

Ruby reds with a timeless style and appeal; wines that will never go out of fashion.

Elegant reds ask you to dig a bit deeper. Some people enjoy them for the romantic ideas they conjure while others enjoy the subtle nuances that each bottle possesses. We can’t think of a better way to describe elegant reds than talking about Coco Chanel. Think about No. 5, the little black dress or the most importantly the iconic Chanel suit, a true couture item that is well lined, carefully crafted and something that will always be in vogue. An elegant wine is like a nice stroll along the promenade in the seaside town of Biarritz or a day at the ballet in red maillot.

 

Varietals

Here you’ll find Pinot Noirs, Gamays, Chiantis and more!

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Smooth

Reds that are pleasant from start to finish

Supple and velvety, smooth reds are a real crowd pleaser; something that everyone loves. Like a popular jazz standard, the best way to sum up these wines is to think about hearing Miles Davis on vinyl. Everyone has heard those tunes and when the horns come in on the track you can’t help but connect over the sheer universal joy in hearing something so incredibly smooth and pleasing to the senses. Miles Davis was one cool dude and that’s how we feel about the wines in this section. You’ll feel like you’re slipping on a new pair of driving gloves every time you pour yourself one.

 

Varietals

Varietals such as Grenache, Merlot and mouth-watering blends can be found here.

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Bold

Our deepest most complex reds; these wines make a statement

Full and flavourful with an intense fruit core, these reds are the talk of the town. Bold wines have an intensity about them that not only commands your presence but also asks you to stay a while. Pretend for a minute that Clint Eastwood has just walked into a bar, stared at you for a long hard second and proceeded to put out a cigar out on his forearm before challenging you to an arm wrestle. You’re heart might skip a beat but you’ll be happy that you tried it. That arm wrestle might be one of the best things you ever do in your life. That’s how we describe a bold wine.

 

Varietals

Food friendly varietals like Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are right at home here.

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Bubbly

There’s nothing quite like hearing that cork pop!

Call us crazy but the sound of a cork being popped just makes everything better. Headaches dull, clouds seem to part and even the sound of crying children can be drowned out by the wonderful thought that you’ll soon have a stem in hand and an effervescent treat to tickle the end of your nose. A glass of bubbly just spells a plain good time. It might be a celebratory drink with friends, an excuse to get all gussied up for a fabulous night out or it might just be a date with the couch to watch Sex and the City re-runs solo.

 

Varietals

Here you’ll find everything from Champagne to Cava, Prosecco, Lambrusco and everything in between!

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Rich

Wines made with a little extra TLC

What are you going to find in this section? You’re going to find late harvest nectar, ice wines, delectably sweet Rieslings and 5 puttonyos worth of sweetness. And why are you going to love these wines? The grape juice that you’ll find in our Rich section took a lot of extra TLC to make the transition from vine to glass and can be used to make some of the most magnificent food and wine pairings known to man. We just have 3 words for you: Oysters and Sauternes.

 

Varietals

This style houses dessert wines like Sauternes, Ice Wine and Tokaji.

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Clean

Simple and Straightforward

When you think of simple and uncomplicated you can’t help but think of a guy in his college freshmen year. The beers that we’ve categorized as Clean are straightforward and unassuming with bright flavours and not too much complexity. You’ll enjoy these beers more than a keg stand and find them to be about as fresh as a 19 year-old guy at an all girl frat party. Big time!

 

Examples

Light and easy, simple Lagers, Pilsners & Blonde Ales.

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Balanced

Find your zen on our beer wall

Life Coaches and self-help books will tell you that balance is the key to a happy life. That may true but when we’re talking about a balanced style of beer we’re talking about the merits of a good pale ale with well integrated hop and malt flavours. Balanced beers won’t help you understand the deeper meaning of life but they’re still worth sampling for their easy-drinking quality. Take that Deepak Chopra!

 

Examples

Brews such as Brown Ales, Red Ales, Cream Ales, Black Lagers & Dunkels.

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Fruity

For your fun side, beers not meant to be taken too seriously

There is fruity like the Village People and there is fruity like wonderfully citrus kissed Hefeweizen, warm kirsch Belgians and bubbly orchard fruit ciders. While there is no denying the fun of disco and flamboyant cowboys, our Fruity section will give you options to keep you singing and dancing all year long. This is an amiable selection to accompany garden time, dinner parties and of course they pair wonderfully with dessert.

 

Examples

If you’re after a Cider, Radler or any fruit infused brew, you’ll find it here alongside Wheat beers.

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Intense

The safe way to have an intense experience…

Here’s a short list of things that are truly intense: squirrel suit jumping, big wave surfing and the insane ramblings of Gary Busey. While our Intense selection of beers could be described as big and loud, they certainly won’t lead to death on impact, shark attacks or being verbally abused on Celebrity Apprentice. You’ll love the IPAs and scrumptious Trapist ales. Gary agrees.

 

Examples

Some like it hopped! Here you’ll find IPAs, DIPAs, Trappist brews, Sours & Barleywines.

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Robust

Beer that leaves an impression

Powerful, sturdy and strapping are all great words to describe the Robust section. Everything you find here possesses strong brawny flavours that leave a lasting impression. Just think back to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s version of Conan the Barbarian; despite the horrifically bad acting that comes with those 80s classics we just can’t help but love the brute force and thick accent. Conan would call you an infidel for drinking anything else.

 

Examples

Home to heartier brews like Stouts and Porters & some Barrel Aged offerings.

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Examples

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Rosé

Effortless and exhilarating in any season

It’s undeniable, Rosé is in vogue. It’s enjoying a renaissance following the White Zinfandel craze that swept North America in the 70’s. Today, Rosé is the queen bee. Rosé is your ever fashionable friend. It’s the timeless accessory you can turn to in any season. In the spring it’s like wearing peeptoe shoes on a warm day. In the summer, a breezy dress. In the fall it’s the perfect boots and in the winter, a cozy knit scarf.

 

Varietals

Rosés are the product of a myriad of varietals, some of the most common are: Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Cinsault.

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