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.
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
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.