George Brown College (Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts) – Spanish White Wine Masterclass

Tour of Spanish White Wine with Master Sommelier Pier-Alexis Soulière

Monday, April 26 (6:30 – 8:30pm)

WineAlign members save $15 on registration fees.

Master Sommelier Pier-Alexis Soulière will lead you through the world of impressive — but often overlooked — Spanish white wines. He will discuss grape growing, winemaking, and Spanish cultural influences along the way. You will discover a wide range of distinctive white wine styles made from unique and fascinating grape varietals — crispy and tart to rich and full-bodied. Discover how these wines from a variety of regions of Spain can display many different flavours, aromas, and other characteristics that you can playfully pair with any meal.

About Pier-Alixis:

Pier-Alexis has dedicated the past 12 years of his career to providing world-class wine service and enhancing guest experiences in some of the most demanding environments. The journey started in Montréal, and continued to London, England, to Sydney, Australia, to New York City and then to California. He has worked in some of the most prestigious Michelin-starred establishments, such as Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Modern, and Manresa Restaurant. In 2014, he won the World Young Sommelier of the Year competition held in Copenhagen, where participants from fifteen countries must present their skills under highly competitive, intense and gruelling conditions.

In 2016, he became one of very few to earn the Master Sommelier title before the age of 30, a title held by a total of five individuals in Canada — two in the province of Québec — and 256 worldwide. The Master Sommelier Diploma is one of the most challenging certifications to obtain in the world of wine. Successful candidates must exemplify blind tasting skills, extensive wine knowledge, and outstanding abilities in service and beverage management. In 2017, Pier-Alexis was named Québec’s Best Sommelier by the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, and one year later he won Best Sommelier of the Americas by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale amongst 20 participants from 10 countries.

Registration Fees: $35 +HST and fees (without wine) WineAlign members: $20 +HST and fees (without wine) with promo code WineAlign

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Selected Wines for the Guided Tasting:

  • Vinyes DomènechBancal del Bosc Blanco 2020, Montsant- $25
  • Univers Palomino Fino 2018 – $45
  • Finca Montepedroso Verdejo 2018 – $25
  • Rupestris 2018 Xarel-lo – $25
  • All four wines – $100

Participants will have the option to join in on an expert-guided tasting of wines that can be purchased separately for delivery. No wine purchase is necessary — you can join the masterclass and explore Spanish wines with or without your glass. The Masterclass is structured so that wines will enhance the workshop, but they are not required. If you like, you can choose one wine of the four to enjoy. Or two! Wine purchases and delivery costs are not included in your registration fee. If you would like to order any or all of the wines, they can be pre-ordered for home delivery. Please note that stock for these select wines is limited.

There is a delivery charge of $12.50 within the City of Toronto. For other GTA regions (Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan, Markham, Pickering, Ajax, and Whitby only), there is an additional charge of 55 cents per kilometre, calculated during your purchase.

To order your home delivery, contact Joana Pina Couto by phone at 416-415-5000, ext. 6161, or by email at [email protected]. They will complete your credit card payment over the phone. We can only accept Mastercard and Visa for home delivery orders. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 22 at noon.

If you have any questions about purchase options or the Masterclass, please email us at [email protected].

Step 1: Register for the workshop

Step 2 (optional): order the wines for pick up or delivery

If you have any questions about purchase options or the Masterclass, please email [email protected].