If you like getting together with friends and fellow wine lovers to take a journey to some great new wines in a relaxed, social environment, you will love our wine tasting events!
I am a trained wine educator, writer, and scientist who comes from Irish roots. That ensured good food was always a central part of life. My parents, ever embracing things Canadian, added a new tradition to our Sunday dinner – wine. I seem to remember lots of wines with animal names at this point in time. This developed into an informal wine club in University, where like minded friends and I tried new wines every week, including some from a new winery at the time – Inniskillen.
Following my graduation with a M.Sc. in Microbiology, what followed in my adult life was attending tastings with some of Canada’s leading wine writers such as Tony Aspler and David Lawrason, taking courses offered by the WSET, reading more wine books and magazines than I can count, and travel to wine regions all over the world. Some of the regions I have tasted include: France (Provence, Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Hermitage, Cote Rotie, Burgundy, Chablis), Southern Spain, Italy (Tuscany, Sicily), United States (Napa, Sonoma, Santa Lucia Highlands, Paso Robles,Temecula, Virginia) not to forget Canada’s great wine regions (Niagara, Prince Edward County, Okanagan, Similkameen, Cowichan, Salt Spring Island, Annapolis Valley).
This journey made me a ardent lover of wine and food to go with it. My passion for wine finally culminated with my company – Wine Journeys. I formed it to help people discover great wines and food to go with them. My journey continues and I hope you will join me. Cheers, Trent