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Wine Clubs in Toronto

This page has five sections:

Introduction

Roaring TwentiesIt's rather more serious than the picture but joining a wine club is a great way to sample some excellent wines that you couldn't afford yourself and enhance your knowledge and expertise at the same time.  Some clubs will also give you information updates in their mailings on recurring wine shows and wine fairs taking place in Toronto.  See Events for details.  Some clubs are general purpose, others are country specific.  


The membership cost typically ranges from $30 to $50 and some clubs also charge an initiation fee.  Each club offers a number of tastings per year, typically between seven and ten, and often has other social events such as dinners.  The usual format for a wine tasting is a sit-down event at tables of eight to ten people.  Generally, there will be a particular theme.  It could be a grape variety, it could be a country or region, or it could be a vertical tasting - wines from different years from the same producer.  Typically, eight wines are served, and you will be told beforehand what wines you are drinking but not necessarily which is which.  

   


The format tends to vary from club to club.  Some clubs like to determine the relative popularity of the wines tasted via the collection and summarization of each person's individual ratings.  Other clubs get feedback in a more informal fashion via a show of hands.  In both scenarios, there are typically one or more expert speakers to lead a post tasting discussion. 

Follow the logo or table links below to obtain further information:

 Wine Club Links


Society For American Wines

Amici dell'Enotria (Italian Wine Club)      
                        Australian Wine Society

 

Portugal Wine ClubOntario Wine Society        

    

 

 

 

                       South African Wine Society

   

Wine Tasters of TorontoToronto Vintners      

 

 

   

 Wine Club Information Summary

 

Wine Society

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Society for American Wines This club is closing in July
Australian Wine Society Monthly events - tastings or dinners
Italian Wine Club Monthly events excluding July/August
Ontario Wine Society  Toronto chapter has over 20 events a year 
Portugal Wine Club  
South African Wine Society 8-10 events a year - - tastings or dinners
Spanish Wine Society Organized by Barry Brown.  No set schedule
Toronto Vintners Club 9 tastings a year + occasional dinners
Winetasters of Toronto 9 tastings a year + occasional dinners
     

Wine Buying Club

 

Opimian SocietyOpimian is a Canada wide non-profit wine purchasing cooperative with more than 19,000 members from coast to coast to coast.  All members benefit from its nationwide purchasing power regardless of their province of residence.  It offers its members access to wines that are not available through any of the provincial liquor boards. 

 

Social Wine Club

iyellow Wine Club

If you enjoy wine but prefer a more social environment as distinct from a formal sit down tasting, check out the iYellow Wine Club, hosted by wine enthusiast Angela Aiello.  iYellow offers monthly themed events, typically at funky downtown locations, and wine tours to Niagara & PEC.  It also has a wine school.  

iYellow uses Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with its members and often posts event highlights on You Tube,  They are affiliated with Winerytohome, an online ordering service, who look after their wine store.

 


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                                                                    Last Updated:    June 1, 2014