Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $20, you get two one-session tickets and a sampling glass to the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival (a $40 value). This year, the festival will be held at a new waterfront location in Polson Pier Waterfront Park. Choose from four sessions:
- Thursday, June 16, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Friday, June 17, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Saturday, June 18, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival celebrates summer with a weekend of outdoor tastings, drawing vendors in libation realms such as beer, wine, vodka, cider, sake, and cocktails. Two one-session tickets grant access to a five-hour session of your choice and come with a sampling glass. Gourmands then lap up libations and delve into delicious dining while beholding the Toronto skyline and basking in the sun's rays, accented by a lake breeze. As taste buds are kept occupied by the slate of savoury drinks and elegant edibles, ears can devour live music from some of Toronto's local soundsmiths. Throughout the weekend, complimentary seminars will be held on a variety of topics, including spirit selection and which wine pairs best with which bubblegum. Oenophiles also can enjoy shuttle service from Union Station to the festival.