Tours and Tasting

You can participate in the exciting Indulge Magazine experience by tasting the beers, wines and spirits that you have read about in the magazine in-person through one of our tasting or tour events.

Check back here for upcoming brewery or winery tours or one of our special monthly tastings that allow you to bring your reading to life and enjoy great new products, some before they even reach the LCBO shelves.

We can also customize your next tasting adventure through a home tasting or a private tour. Please contact A. Paul Mitchell, Indulge Magazine’s editor at 519-852-3765 or by email at editor@indulgemag.com to receive a quote or to make arrangements.

 

IN-HOME WINE TASTINGS

You can play host to a special “Tasty Tour” wine tasting event right in your own home.

Indulge Magazine brings the flavours of the world into your living room with a casual wine tasting experience that is fun and convenient to plan. Explore wine varieties from regions around the globe and learn about new exciting tastes without leaving the comfort of your home.

For your group of 10 or more family and friends, have A. Paul Mitchell create a custom wine tasting that is informative but without pretension. It is an affordable and enjoyable afternoon or evening of wine education and sampling where all the planning and details are left to us! By adding a menu pairing or pot luck, you can turn the event into your own special food and drink festival.

Indulge Magazine tasting events are delivered in a fashion to take on your personality and sense of style. Whether you are looking for more education or a presentation to help acquaint novice wine enthusiasts, or a more formal blind tasting, we strive to take the fear and intimidation out of the wine experience. In two hours, you and your guests will learn about wine, try new varietals or vintages and come away with a better appreciation for one of the world’s most sophisticated beverages.

HOW DOES ITWORK? At our in-home events, your guests are greeted with a sparkling wine receitpion followed by a tasting of six (6) wines from around the globe (usually three whites and three reds but everything is customized to your preferences). The two-hour tasting event includes wine descriptions and a brief history of the wines to help provide context and practical information that your guests can use in the future. It is an experience that will boost confidence about wine as well as opening up new worlds of possibilities the next time you want to buy wine at the LCBO or at a restaurant. Consider Indulge Magazine’s Tasty Tours as a great alternative for a regular dinner party or birthday/anniversary celebration.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE We ask that you supply two (2) identical wine glasses per guest (they can be rented locally or be brought by your guests), a bag or two of ice, and a place for everyone to place their glasses and tasting notes. Water and bread are also nice to have on hand to help cleanse palates between flights.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO I INVITE? Indulge Magazine’s in-home wine events are ideal for groups of 10 to 16. We prefer to host smaller numbers of invitees to help facilitate good conversation and a fun, casual atmosphere. Your guests are welcome to sit around at coffee tables, a formal dinner table, or we can arrange a more casual cocktail style with stations. We are flexible in how we organize your event to match your personality and style.

We offer a variety of other wine tasting event options for larger groups, such as for receptions and other special occasions. For those occuring in public venues, we can work with you to ensure all proper permits are organized. Please contact us directly with details and we will help plan the perfect option for your event needs.

HOW MUCH DO THESE TASTINGS COST? The cost is $350 per event, including 13% HST, for you and your invitees. That is approximately $25 per person to welcome your guests with a unique event that they will be talking about for months. Enjoy a sparkling wine reception, six wines, tasting notes, scoring cards, and informative wine conversation. Enjoy a great evening with friends in your own home and let us take care of all the beverage details.

HOW DO WE GET STARTED? We await your call at 519-852-3765 or email at pmitchell@indulgemag.com so we can arrange a time to talk and learn more about your event needs.

Indulge Magazine can with you to create perfect food matches for your tasting event, whether it is for a full six-course meal or hors d’oeuvres. Ultimately, you are responsible for organization or preparation of the foods to accompany the wines, but we will work with you to create an ideally suited menu. We can provide you with the name of a recommended caterer if you prefer.

For larger gatherings, please contact A. Paul Mitchell at Indulge Magazine, and we can design a custom program and quote to meet your specific event needs.

OTHER TYPES OF TASTINGS Indulge Magazine offers a program of events for community groups, condominium units, retirement homes and other social gatherings that are all designed to help people meet-and-greet and get introducted and priced to accommodate your needs. Please contact us so we can start making arrangements for next customized event!

FOR THE RESTAURANT AND DRINKS TRADE Indulge Magazine’s Tasty Tours are available to provide presentations and other planning for trade purposes. We have presented at the London Food & Wine Show and participated in many other events including the Gourmet Food & Wine Show. Although we are located in London, Ontario, we strive to be active within the wine community across Ontario and Canada. Please contact us for details.