End of Month Tastings SUB Room 212, Fridays 7pm

End of Month Tastings SUB Room 212, Fridays 7pm

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nov 18th Dessert and Holiday Wines Tasting

When: 18th November (Friday)
Where: SUB Room 212
What Time: 7-9pm

Dave Murdoch will return to give us an early present, that is the gift of trying out some Dessert and Holiday appropriate wines! Just in time for the holidays... well... 39 days until Christmas but you get the idea.

Once again, please remember to bring 2 pieces of ID (no your UBC ID card does not count as one), such as a driver's license, passport, or any government issued card.

Hope to you see guys there!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Oct. 28, Wine Tasting Recap

Only during Halloween, can you get a toast with a cowboy!

Hello everyone! Thanks to those who came out to our tasting last Friday. Here's a list of the wines that we had last Friday.

Also be sure to check out the photos of this tasting, it should be on the Flickr widget to the right of the webpage!

Peter Zemmer
Alto Adige, Italy
Pair with: Salads with acidic dressing, smokey cheeses or blue cheese

Veglio Winery
Barbera D'Alba
Pair with: Traditional Italian pasta, lamb

Ebano 6
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Jeio Cuvee Extra Dry

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nov.4 Beer Tasting

When: Nov.4, Friday
Where: UBC SUB 212
What Time: 7-9pm

And now for something a bit different... instead of the usual wine, we'll go for some nice beer!
Of course, we will learn about beer in the meeting as well.

The usual things still apply, please bring 2 pieces of ID, both must be government issue (eg. driver's license, passport, etc). You can not use your UBC ID card.

Anyway, hope to see you guys there!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wine Tasting for Oct. 28, 2011

When: Oct.28, Friday
Where: UBC SUB 212
What Time: 7-9pm

This time, we'll have the pleasure of trying out some Italian wines, all thanks to Marcus from Von Albrecht and Associates.

I also believe that the wines will be loosely related to Christmas as well, despite the time of month as of now.

Anyway, hope to see you guys there! And so sorry for the late post!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Heads up for our upcoming tasting's host

Our host for this week will be Marcus from Von Albrecht and Associates!
Check them out at:


Interested in working for Firefly Wines?

For those that have spoken to Sheila, here is the contact information for the manager of Firefly Wines. Email him your resume if you're interested!

Bruno Gerves | Director of Retail Operation | Firefly Fine Wines and Ales
Cell: 604.614.2249
Vancouver | 2857 Cambie Street (@12th) | 604-875-3325 |www.twitter.com/fireflyvan
Maple Ridge | 21755 Lougheed Highway (east of 216th) | 604-467-1956 |www.twitter.com/fireflymridge

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oct. 14 Wine Tasting Recap:

The Smart Grasshopper
Style: Gruner Vetliner
Grape Varieties: Gruner Vetliner
Region: Hungary( Usually found in Austria)
Characteristics: Dry, Floral
Food: Good with light cheeses, Asian food.
Price: $13

Louis Bernard
Style: Cotes Du Rhone(White)
Grape Varieties: Marsanne, Viognier, Roussane
Region: Rhone Valley, Southern France
Characteristics: Honey, Honeysuckle, Pear
Food: Baked Fish, Shellfish
Price: $15

Bolla Valpolcella
Style: Valpolacella
Grape Varieties: Corvina, Sagiovese, Barbera
Region: Verona, Northern Italy
Characteristics: Dry, Sour Cherries, Serve Slightly Chilled
Food: Good with light tomato based pasta
Price: $14

Melini Chianti
Style: Chianti
Grape Varieties:
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Food: Good with Spagetti and Meatballs, Steak ect
Price: $14

All available through your local friendly (hopefully!) BC Liquor Stores. Until next time!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 14 Wine Tasting

When: Oct.14, Friday
Where: UBC SUB 212
What Time: 7-9pm

For our second tasting, we'll be having Dave Murdoch, the former President of the Wine Tasting Club show us all a presentation. We'll of course be drinking the usual two red and two white wines.

Food pairings will be posted later, but it would be fantastic if you guys could bring food to share. Anything along the lines of bread, cheese, you know, wine stuff!

Remember to RSVP as well! This applies for both members and non-member drop-ins, but the members will have the priority seating.

It's important to:
- Have a full meal before the tasting
- Have 2 pieces of ID (one being government issue eg. Driver's Licence, Passport, BCID, etc)
- Have a camera on you? Please remember to take lots of pictures and share them on your social network of your choice! Be sure to link it to us later please!

We'll see you guys soon enough!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales

Hey everyone!

There's an event at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales this Thursday from 7-9pm and the tickets are $35 and the seats are limited. They will be doing food pairings for Thanksgiving :)

Check out the link for more information:


First Tasting Recap

Big thanks to all those who came to our first tasting of the year!

Especially, big thanks to Sheila Whittaker!  Her expertise on the quality and history of wine provided the rich context of how each wine region's characteristics, grape type, and other details come in to affect the final flavours of the wines.

Speaking of which, to recap, here are the wines that we had:


Benjamin Nieto Senetiner
Chardonnay 2008
Mendoza, Argentina

Joachim Ress
2009 Riesling
Pfalz, Germany


2008 Merlot
Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Central Valley, Chile

While the tasting certainly was eventful to say the least, we hope that all of you guys enjoyed your first foray in wine tasting.

Once again, special thanks to Sheila , Firefly Wines and Ales, and of course, you guys for making this event happen.

Be sure to checkout Sheila's blog filled with not only great information about wine, but also travelling as well at:


And our sponsor:


We hope to see you guys at our next tasting!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

First Tasting of the Year

When: Friday September 30th                                *Please remember to bring two pieces of official ID
Where: UBC SUB Rm 212                                      eg. Driver's License, to prove that you're at least
What time: 7-9pm                                                  19 years old

Hi guys, for those who've recently became members or are just curious about what we're about, here's the details of the first tasting.

For prospective members, we advise to arrive earlier around 6:30 pm, in order to get membership fees and get you signed up as soon as possible. However, drop ins are also possible, for $5. A doodle poll will be sent out for RSVP, but remember members get the priority for the 60 seats, not drop ins.

We'll be hosting our first wine tasting of the year with the freelance wine writer, Sheila Whittaker.
Check out her site at :

She'll act as our guide into the world of wine culture, teaching us the basics of wine tasting.

Also thanks to Firefly Wines and Ales for sponsoring our wines as well:

Also for fun, we'll be having a raffle draw of 2 prizes:
- Free club membership for a friend
- $20 gift card for the liquor store

*Only members are eligible for the raffle draw, not non-members

Once again, we hope to see you guys next Friday!