Cask & Barrel

Tasting Club

Cask and Barrel tasting club meets for private wine tastings in downtown Toronto. Each tasting is centred on a region, wine style, or grape varietal. View past wine lists below.

Sweet vs. Fortified Wines
Wine Styles Tasting – March 2016

Trail Estate Ice Riesling 2014, Ontario CANADA
$38.00/200 ml, 11.0% ABV, Riesling

Karlo Estates Van Alstine White Port 2013, Prince Edward County CANADA
$29.00/500 ml, 18.0% ABV, Frontenac Blanc, Traminette

Oak Fermentation
Wine Styles Tasting – March 2016

Kettle Valley Pinot Gris 2013, British Columbia CANADA
$24.00/750 ml, 13.6% ABV, Pinot Gris

Norman Hardie Cuvee “L” Chardonnay 2012, Ontario CANADA
$69.00/750 ml, 12.4% ABV, Chardonnay

The Grinder Pinotage 2012, Swartland SOUTH AFRICA
$13.95/750 ml, 14.0% ABV, Pinotage

Sparkling Wines
Wine Styles Blind Tasting  – April 2015

Peller Estates Ice Cuvée NV, Niagara Peninsula CANADA
$31.95/750 ml, 12.0% ABV, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
paired with
Colio Estate Wines Viva Spumante NV, Lake Erie North Shore CANADA
$7.95/750 ml, 5.0% ABV, Vidal (90%), Muscat (10%)

G. H. Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge NV, Champagne FRANCE
$64.95/750 ml, 12.0% ABV, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
paired with
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige NV, California USA
$25.95/750 ml, 13.0% ABV, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne NV, Champagne FRANCE
$67.95/750 ml, 12.0% ABV, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
paired with
Paul Delane Crémant de Bourgogne Réserve NV, Burgundy FRANCE
$20.10/750 ml, 12.0% ABV, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté

Old World Classics
Wine Styles Tasting – March 2015
Paco & Lola Albariño 2013, Rias Baixas SPAIN
$18.95/750 ml, 12.5% ABV, Albariño

Ernst Loosen Villa Wolf Riesling 2013, Pfalz GERMANY
$14.60/750 ml, 11.0% ABV, Riesling

Héritiers Dubois Vouvray 2013, Vouvray FRANCE
$16.95/750 ml, 11.0% ABV, Chenin Blanc

Pajun Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2009, Piedmont ITALY
$17.95/750 ml, 14.0% ABV, Barbera

Louis Jadot Bourgogne 2013, Burgundy FRANCE
$21.95/750 ml, 12.5% ABV, Pinot Noir

Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2010, Rioja SPAIN
$23.85/750 ml, 14.0% ABV, Tempranillo blend

Alsace
Regional Tasting – February 2015

Pierre Sparr Pinot Blanc NV, Alsace FRANCE
$18.95/750 ml, 12.5% ABV, Pinot Blanc

Henri Ehrhart Pinot Gris Reserve Particuliere 2013, Alsace FRANCE
$18.95/750 ml, 13.0% ABV, Pinot Gris

Jean Biecher & Fils Riesling 2012, Alsace FRANCE
$14.95/750 ml, 12.0% ABV, Riesling

Trimbach Riesling 2012, Alsace FRANCE
$21.95/750 ml, 12.5% ABV, Riesling

Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer 2012, Alsace FRANCE
$17.95/750 ml, 13.5% ABV, Gewurztraminer

Darting Pinot Noir 2011, Pfalz GERMANY
$19.95/750 ml, 14.0% ABV, Pinot Noir

Wine Styles
Blind Tasting – January 2015

Cavas Hill 1887 Brut NV, Penedès SPAIN
$13.20/750 ml, 11.5% ABV, Xarel·lo (50%), Macabeo (35%), Parellada (15%)

Jean-Marc Bouchard Le Vielles Vignes de Sainte Claire 2013, Chablis FRANCE
$24.95/750 ml, 12.5% ABV, Chardonnay

Lailey Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Niagara CANADA
$19.95/750 ml, 12.0% ABV, Sauvignon Blanc

Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2013, Adelaide Hills AUSTRALIA
$24.95/750 ml, 13.0% ABV, Chardonnay

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2013, Beaujolais FRANCE
$13.95/750 ml, 12.3% ABV, Gamay

Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir 2011, Niagara CANADA
$30.00/750 ml, 13.5% ABV, Pinot Noir

Domaine Puig-Parahy Cuvée Georges 2011, Midi FRANCE
$16.95/750 ml, 14.5% ABV, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache

Remo Farina Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012, Veneto ITALY
$16.95/750 ml, 13.0% ABV, Corvina (65%), Rondinella (20%), Molinara (5%), Other (10%)