Past Event

Private Barrel Club Wine Tasting
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 17:30 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 20:00

Join AmCham Toronto GTA Chapter and Lorrie McKenzie of Toronto Wine Works for a Private Barrel Wine Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon wine made from Napa Valley grapes.   Lorrie will be accompanied by collaborator Trish Magwood, Chef, Author and Food & Lifestyle Consultant.

Toronto Wine Works is a licensed Private Winemaking Club where Members benefit exclusively from the experience of having access to California’s finest grapes, modern winemaking facilities and hands on education from world-class winemakers.

The wine in 2014 will be made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which will be selected from some of the most highly regarded and unique vineyards in the Napa Valley.   These vineyards produce exquisite wines that exhibit great complexity and structure, age gracefully, consistently score high 90’s with Parker and the Wine Spectator and have price tags in excess of $150.

Member’s wine will be meticulously handled from start to finish by highly acclaimed and accomplished winemakers from the U.S. and Canada. Individual barrel aging will be in new barriques hand crafted by boutique French cooperages such as Taransaud, Remond or Cadus.  Each barrel yields 24 dozen, 750 ml bottles.

Barrels can be sold in full, half or quarter barrel lots and the cost per bottle is approximately $40.  The wine is private labelled for each member and eligible as a tax-deductible business expense.   Quarterly dinners, prepared by renowned chefs and paired with wines from around the world, are a privilege of members and their guests.   Annual trips to the Napa Valley are coordinated for Members.

Presenter:  Lorrie E. McKenzie
Lorrie’s experience encompasses more than 20 years as an executive and CEO and Board Director of both public and private companies. She owned and operated a 25,000 case winery in Oliver, British Columbia and has been involved in the production of high end, private label, Napa wines. Lorrie has in depth national and international experience in management, public relations and marketing.  

Trish Magwood
Trish Magwood has years of experience as a successful food entrepreneur, business owner, teacher, chef, award winning cookbook author, television host, media personality, brand ambassador and food and lifestyle consultant. 

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AmCham Toronto-GTA