Wine Tastings & Events

Now that our Calgary Wine Tasting and Education Center is open beside our original store we are hosting a myriad of wine tastings and events.   Due to the high demand from our clients we are offering a variety of wine tasting courses from exploring a particular grape variety found throughout the world to revealing unique wines originating in a specific region.  Every once in a while we focus on a particularly imaginative winemaker.

Some tastings from our Fall 2017 Calendar that might arouse your tastebuds are NEW VS OLD: VARIETAL COMPARISONS OF THE WORLD, FROM THE ASHES, PORTUGAL FOR THE PEOPLE, BEAUJO-RAGE and more. There is something for every palate.


Private Tastings

METROVINO IS HAPPY TO OFFER PRIVATE TASTINGS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION FOR A WIDE RANGE OF OCCASIONS INCLUDING SOCIAL GATHERINGS, BIRTHDAYS, CORPORATE FUNCTIONS AND TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES.

Our tastings feature 6 wines with 2 hours of in-depth analysis and discussion.  Our educators are passionate and knowledgeable and provide information on the producers, regions and grape varieties of the wines.  Different wine themes can be explored depending on the knowledge level and particular interests of the group.

For 12-22 people we offer a sit-down tasting format.

For 22-50 people we offer a stand up “festival-style” tasting which is structured around pouring stations where in-depth information about the wines is provided by the lead educator at intervals throughout the tasting.

Our base price per person is $50, and this includes all wines, instructor’s fees and a cheese and charcuterie selection.   This price includes wines in the $18-$25 per bottle price range.  If more high-end wines are desired we can increase the price-per-person accordingly.

As our private tastings are tailored to each group we host, some of these details are flexible depending on the needs and preferences of the group.

* We offer Private Tastings Monday to Friday only.  We do not offer Private Tastings in December.
Date of Tasting will depend on availability of space and instructor.

 

or call us at the store
403.205.3356

 

Private Tasting Cancellation Policy

We require a 50% deposit of the estimated total cost of your event (Example:  40ppl X $50 = $2000/2 = $1000 deposit). Until we secure the deposit the tasting is not booked. One week prior to your tasting we will confirm with you the number of attendees, and process a payment for the remaining balance based on this number. 

If you cancel prior to one week before the tasting the deposit will be converted to a store credit. If you cancel within a week of the tasting, all but $100 will be converted to store credit.  If you cancel within 48 hours of the tasting we will convert 50% of the amount to store credit and the rest will remain with Metrovino to cover administration expenses.

Please note:  Once the second payment has been processed (within a week of your tasting) we cannot adjust the total price as arrangements and wine selections have been made based on your estimated guest count. 


Restaurant Wine Lists

It is our honour, pleasure and responsibility to our producers to share our exclusive imports with local restaurateurs. We offer restaurant wholesale pricing, free delivery, staff training, and in the case that you would like to further capitalize on our expertise, we are happy to help with the composition of your wine list.

Please refer inquiries to al@metrovino.com


 
 

Cellar Planning & Evaluation

Do you need help planning and stocking a new cellar, or determining where your existing cellar could be stronger? Do you have a stock of wines on hand where the drink-ability and financial value is unknown? We can help answer both questions (heck, we’ll even help you drink them!)!! Cost of the evaluation is dependent on size and nature of the evaluation. (Aunt Minnie’s 40 year old bottle of Tio Pepe Sherry does not qualify…)

 

 
 

Delivery

Inner City $20

The inner city includes downtown, including Chinatown, Eau Claire and Beltline and the following neighbourhoods (by city quadrant):

NE: Bridgeland/Riverside, Crescent Heights, Mayland, Mayland Heights, Renfrew, Tuxedo, Winston Heights – Mountview

NW: Banff Trail, Bowness, Capitol Hill, Hillhurst, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Montgomery, Mount Pleasant, Parkdale, Point Mckay, Rosedale, St. Andrews Heights, Sunnyside, University Heights, University of Calgary, West Hillhurst

SW: Altadore, Bankview, Bel-Aire, Cliff Bungalow, Currie, Lincoln Park, Connaught (district in Beltline), Elbow Park, Elboya, Erlton, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Killarney/Glengarry, Lower Mount Royal, Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Mission, North Glenmore Park, Parkhill/Stanley Park, Richmond, Rideau Park, Rosscarrock, Roxboro, Rutland Park, Scarboro, Scarboro/Sunalta West, Shaganappi, South Calgary, Spruce Cliff, Sunalta, Upper Mount Royal, Westgate, Wildwood, Windsor Park

SE: Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Alyth/Bonny Brook, Burns Industrial, Forest Heights, Forest Lawn, Highfield Industrial, Inglewood, Manchester Industrial, Manchester, Ogden Shops, Ogden, Ramsay, Southview, Victoria Park (district in Beltline)

 

Outer City $35

The outer city includes all neighbourhoods within the city limits excluding those defined as inner city. For beyond the city limits, the customer or Metrovino will arrange for a courier at going rates.