Sorry, I should have posted this earlier for those that have never heard of this event, as I believe it is sold out (as it does every year)
This is by far the premiere wine and food event in the city. (Rocky Mountain, Taste of Calgary, The Winefest @ SAIT and those Co-op deals don't even come close)
This event features 7 wine stores (Richmond Hill Wines, Kensington, Metrovino, J. Webb, Banff Wine Store, The Wine Shop and Bin 905), as well as some of the top food purveyors in the city. This year, the list is:
ST Germain, Brava, Infuse Catering, Mango Shiva, The Cookbook Co. Cooks, Tribune
Cilantro, Janice Beaton, Red Tree Catering
River Cafe, Eight, Velvet
I love this event, I will be there both nights. Each wine shop has between 5-8 different wines, not plonk either, many bottles worth $50+. The restaurants tend to serve 3-4 dishes, usually 2 from their menu and 1-2 "test" dishes. Last year St Germain served some amazing short ribs and a foie gras dish.
Best part - $69 unlimited sampling - none of this taste tickets garbage. I would easily spend that much at any of the restaurants featured.
If you can still get a ticket (available at any of the 7 participating shops), I hope to see you there!