Jan
29
Tue
Discovering Port @ Hicks Fine Wines
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Everyone loves Port right? But does everyone know about each style of Port? There is white port, crusted port, ruby port, tawny….the list goes on, and many don’t know the difference between all the styles. This will be a very informative tasting on the styles available in the market and will also give  you the opportunity to taste several different types of port.  We will sample six different “styles” of port and learn how this fascinating drink is made! Marcia J. Hamm of Joy of Wine will host this tasting. There are only 12 seats available, so call or email the store to book your spot! This tasting will be fabulous!

Feb
28
Thu
Discovering Calabria: The “Toe” of Italy’s Boot @ Hicks Fine Wines
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Calabria Toe

 

Come and join us on the last day of February for an exploration into Calabria- the “toe” of Italy’s boot. Ask many of the Italian immigrants who have settled in Edmonton where they are from and the majority answer would likely be: Calabria. There’s a reason why we don’t see much wine from Calabria in our market, but that is changing and as a store that specializes in Italian wines, come and see what it’s all about! Learn about the region and the native grapes that make their wine! Taste both white and red, and a special treat at the end of the night that you just might never have heard of! Marcia J. Hamm of Joy of Wine, who is also an Italian Wine Expert through the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will guide you through this tasting along with a couple of special guests!

Tickets for this tasting are $50 per person, please call or email the store to book your spot in this exclusive tasting!

Mar
26
Tue
Native Grapes of Italy – Part 1 (NORTH) @ Hicks Fine Wines
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Italy-Wine-MapThere’s SO much more to Italy’s wine; especially their grapes! Did you know that there are over 590 REGISTERED grape varieties and over 470 identified, but not yet registered grape varieties? Let’s do the math – that’s over 1000 varieties in one country alone! No wonder many skip over the wines of Italy because they are just so confusing! Wine is complicated enough as it is, without throwing native grapes into the mix, right?

Over the span of three tastings, you’ll try 21-24 wines made from native grapes of Italy from north to south. Obviously, we are just scratching the surface, but if you’re the least bit curious about this, come out and discover a smattering of Italy’s native grapes. Come out for your favourite area(s) of Italy, or come to all three!

March 26, 2019 – Native Grapes of Italy (NORTH- Valle D’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Veneto, Liguria)- learn about the regions and taste wines made from native grapes.

April 16, 2019 – Native Grapes of Italy (CENTRAL)

May 2, 2019 – Native Grapes of Italy (SOUTH)

This tasting will be limited to 12 people, so call or email the store to book your spot today! (A deposit of $25 per person/per tasting will be required). Talk to me about a discount when you book all three dates!

Apr
16
Tue
Native Grapes of Italy – Part 2 (CENTRAL) @ Hicks Fine Wines
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Italy-Wine-MapItaly: Most of us know Tuscany, Venice, Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre. When we think of Italian wine, it pretty much stops at Chianti or Barolo.

There’s SO much more to Italy’s wine; especially their grapes! Did you know that there are over 590 REGISTERED grape varieties and over 470 identified, but not yet registered grape varieties? Let’s do the math – that’s over 1000 varieties in one country alone! No wonder many skip over the wines of Italy because they are     just so confusing! Wine is complicated enough as it is, without throwing native grapes into the mix, right?

Over the span of three tastings, you’ll try 21-24 wines made from native grapes of Italy from north to south. Obviously, we are just scratching the surface, but if you’re the least bit curious about this, come out and discover a smattering of Italy’s native grapes. Come out for your favourite area of Italy, or come to all three!

March 19 – Native Grapes of Italy – NORTH

April 16 – Native Grapes of Italy – CENTRAL- (Regions include: Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise)

May 2 – Native Grapes of Italy – SOUTH

This tasting will be limited to 12 people, so call or email the store to book your spot today! (A deposit of $25 per person/per tasting will be required). Talk to me about a discount when you book all three dates!

May
2
Thu
Native Grapes of Italy – Part 3 (SOUTH) @ Hicks Fine Wines
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Italy-Wine-MapItaly: Most of us know Tuscany, Venice, Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre. When we think of Italian wine, it pretty much stops at Chianti or Barolo.

There’s SO much more to Italy’s wine; especially their grapes! Did you know that there are over 590 REGISTERED grape varieties and over 470 identified, but not yet registered grape varieties? Let’s do the math – that’s over 1000 varieties in one country alone! No wonder many skip over the wines of Italy because they are just so confusing! Wine is complicated enough as it is, without throwing native grapes into the mix, right?

Over the span of three tastings, you’ll try 21-24 wines made from native grapes of Italy from north to south. Obviously, we are just scratching the surface, but if you’re the least bit curious about this, come out and discover a smattering of Italy’s native grapes. Come out for your favourite (s) area of Italy, or come to all three!

March 19 – Native Grapes of Italy (NORTH)

April 16 – Native Grapes of Italy (CENTRAL)

May 2 – Native Grapes of Italy (SOUTH- Regions: Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia)