Fine Wine & Food Tasting Event

The 15th Annual Fine Wine & Food Tasting Event

Cenovus Energy Learning Common, RDC Four Centres | May 2, 2019

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The 15th Annual Fine Wine and Food Tasting was held in the Cenovus Energy Learning Common at Red Deer College on Thursday, May 2. This elegant networking event features wine, food, craft beer and spirits vendors from across central Alberta. This year, we were proud to welcome more than 30 vendors from across our region including many who have presented at the event before, and some who were attending for the first time. The event is staffed by students in the Bachelor of Science - Nursing program who serve as clean up and vendor support.

This year, the Fine Wine & Food Tasting began with a VIP pairing session for 24 guests. Local media celebrity, Meg Tucker, hosted this intimate 3-course tasting meal, and representatives from Troubled Monk, Crimson Imports and Celestial Wine & Spirits presented beverage pairings for each course. The lobster and scallop ceviche appetizer and beef tenderloin main course were prepared by the RDC Cook Apprentice Program and presented by Red Seal Chef and Instructor, Garnett Schoettler. A tropical brandy pavlova topped with fresh fruit and French macarons by Sugar by Tracy was served for dessert.

Guests of the VIP session then joined more than 300 attendees of the sold-out main event in sampling food and beverages from some of our region’s most innovative and talented creators, including many alumni-owned businesses. Local brewers, restauranteurs, distillers and importers served up creative food and drink options while alumni and supporters networked with vendors and each other.

The Fine Wine & Food Tasting raises funds for the RDC Alumni Association, which supports six annual scholarships as well as alumni engagement events throughout the year. “We’re really lucky to have such an engaged community of alumni and supporters who make this event such a resounding success, year after year,” says Janice Wing, RDC’s Director of Community Relations. “We’ve had many opportunities to connect with our community this year, but the Fine Wine & Food Tasting brings so many of us together, and gives us the chance to share a really lovely and delicious experience.”

Thank you to our vendors:

Blindman Brewing Sugar By Tracy
Undercurrent Brewing Snake Lake Brewing Co.
Belly Hop Brewing Renaissance Wine Merchants
Troubled Monk Earl's Red Deer
Pacific Wine & Spirits Stone Heart Distillery
Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits The Hideout Eats & Beats
Crimson Imports Inc. Mr. Mikes Steakhouse
Siding 14 Brewing Co. Celestial Wine and Spirits
Mike's Beverage Company Sawback Brewing Co.
RDC Cook Apprentice Class Boulevard Restaurant & Lounge
Cilantro & Chive Tamarack Jacks Honey and Meadery
Browns Socialhouse Eau Claire Distillery
Three Stones Catering Big Bend Market
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse The Velvet Olive
Craft Beer Nation Old Prairie Sentinel Distillery
Bo's Bar & Stage  

Thank you to our sponsors:

True Line Homes Red Deer Advocate
Bee Clean Building Maintenance Special Event Rentals
Real Country 95.5 Zed 98.9
Juiced Audio & Lighting Special Event Rentals
Sugar By Tracy Anderson Slipp LLP
Big Bend Market Sinnot's Your Independent Grocery

We can't wait to see you again next year!