Wine Tasting School

Wine Tasting School

The Victoria Highland Games Association is pleased to present “The Wine Tasting School” on both Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 at the 160th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival at Topaz Park.

All session will feature premium wines (6 samples each class) presented by Dustin Truscio from Everything Wine. The registration fee is $35 and includes a one-day field entry (value $20).

Guests must be aged 19 years or older to attend!

Details of the 6 sessions are as follows:

Saturday, May 20th, 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Sunday, May 21st, 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Bubbles! Sparkles!
Price $35 – 30 attendees.

Any sparkling wine can be called Champagne, right? Actually, Champagne is a protected term which can only be used to describe a sparkling wine from the region of Champagne in France. However, there are many different styles of sparkling wine from around the world, such as Prosecco, Cava, Crémant, and many more. These bubbles have various things in common but also demonstrate unique qualities. Come and taste the range, you might leave with a new favourite. Also, Dustin will be showing off his sabering skills!

Saturday, May 20th, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Sunday, May 21st, 2:30 – 3:15 PM

Big, Bold Reds
Price $35 – 30 attendees.

Fortune favours the bold, or so the saying goes. Fortunately, we have scoured the world to find some of the most powerful red wines to showcase during this event. Most of the famous wine growing regions around the world produce a rich, full-bodied style. From Napa Valley in California to the Barossa Valley in Australia, there will be plenty to savor for those searching for an extra level of “umph”. So, dust off that BBQ and sample some heavy reds that will pair perfectly with the upcoming grilling season.

Saturday, May 20th, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Sunday, May 21st, 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Rose All Day
Price $35 – 30 attendees.

It is getting closer to that time of year… Summer, also known as, Rose Season. This category of wine is made all over the world and in multiple different styles, from sparkling to dry and even sweet. Did you know the rose colour comes from the amount of time the wine is in contact with the skin of the grape? The popularity of rose wine has grown over the years and is now one of the most consumed types of wine available on the market. So, come and see what all the fuss is about as we prepare you for those summer sippers.


May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016