Gourmet Food & Wine Expo 2019

Join us at the 25th annual Gourmet Food & Wine Expo for three days filled with exciting masterclasses and engaging activities that will put all your senses to test.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W – North Hall Building, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Event details

We are returning to Gourmet Food & Wine Expo 2019 with a selection of tutored tastings (separate tickets needed to attend) aimed at boosting your tasting skills and getting you up to speed with aromatised wines, ports and food and wine pairing techniques.

If you want to get to grips with current trends in wine, sake and spirits, make sure to come to one of our open masterclasses at the Trend Central Tasting Stage.

Get festive with WSET

Want to test your sensory powers and improve your wine knowledge in time for the festive season? Visit our stand to go on a journey of wine discovery and entertain you with our fun, light-hearted challenge to test out your skills at judging wine by sight, smell and taste. You will have the chance to win lots of prizes including a magnum of Champagne! Find out more here.


Tutored Tastings

Thursday 21 November

18:00 – 19:00 The art of food and wine pairing | presented by Karen Lavigne | $40

Friday 22 November

18:30 – 19:30 Living in a bubble: a world tour of sparkling wines | presented by Bonnie Buchanan | $40

19:00 – 19:45 Demystifying aromatised wines | presented by Christina Veira and Rob McCaughey | $40

Saturday 23 November

16:00 – 16:45 Mediocrity to mastery: how to taste like a pro? | presented by David Wrigley and Chris Martin | $55

18:00 – 18:45 The specialness of port | presented by Paul Miles | $40

Trend Central Tasting Stage

Thursday 21 November, 19:30

Organising organics: the nature of being natural | presented by Robert Gravelle

Friday 22 November, 19:30

Simplifying sake with Sake Samurai | presented by Michael Tremblay

Saturday 23 November, 19:30

Rum Renaissance – is rum the next big thing? | presented by Rob McCaughey