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Public Presentation: Keith Henry, President & CEO, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

The School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management is thrilled have Mr. Keith Henry, President & CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada join us as Executive-in-Residence. A public presentation, "Indigenous Tourism in Canada: Accelerated Growth and Future Opportunities" will be held on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at noon in Macdonald Institute (MINS) Room 300.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wines

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 in Wines is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors.  It is also a great course for those wanting to know the main grape varieties and food and wine matching. Registration and details. For additional information, please contact Lisa Fodor.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Spirits

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Spirits will introduce you to the basic principles of spirit production and the main types and styles of spirits available.     You will also learn how to serve spirits and understand the factors affecting the flavour of spirits. Details and registration. For additional information, please contact Lisa Fodor.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines will teach you environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options that influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieites. Taste and describe wines using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT). You will learn more about the style and quality of wines; how grape varieties and winemaking processes influence the key styles of sparkling and fortified wines; key labelling terms; principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine, and food and wine pairing.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Deciphering Wine Labels Seminar

Do you ever panic about picking the wrong bottle? Discover how to judge a bottle by the label and gain the confidence to choose what you’re looking for. FREE seminar, you must register. Registration and details. For additional information, please contact Lisa Fodor

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Vine to Glass Seminar

Want to know more about wine, but don’t know where to start?  This introductory tasting provides you with the skills to start tasting wines like a true professional.  FREE seminar, you must register. Additional details and registration. For additional information, please contact Lisa Fodor.

Seminar: Natural Cider and Why do We Make It?

The cider industry in Ontario is no longer a scene full of start ups. Most of the existing cidery's have at least a couple of years under them now and are now slowly moving away from extremely experimental ciders, each of them finding their own niche. Revel Cider started by making ciders with botanicals, fruits, and new yeast strains from their friends at Escarpment Labs. They have since moved to 100% spontaneously fermented cider, their farmer is on the road to Organic Certification and they are also making significant amounts of Perry and Wine, in addition to their cider.

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