Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Food Notes for April 2, 2012 (plus a giveaway to the California Wine Showcase!)

Mack and I have been trying our best to take advantage of the lengthening daylight hours by going on more and more evening walks – it really feels like spring is here! On to this week’s food notes:

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

Colleen Brown

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts


  • Sherbrooke Liquor Store is organizing a California Wine Showcase, taking place at the Royal Glenora Club on April 13, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm. The $65 ticket price is includes access to food and over fifty different wineries. Best of all, the event supports two good causes – Sherbrooke is donating proceeds to KidSport Edmonton and the Royal Glenora Gymnastics Program. The organizers were nice enough to not only provide a 10% discount to readers of this blog, but they have also offered me two tickets to give away. So to enter, just answer the following question by leaving a comment below with a valid e-mail address before noon on April 6, 2012. I’ll pick a comment at random and contact the winner by e-mail. The question is: What about the California Wine Showcase are you most looking forward to? Good luck!

EDIT on April 7, 2012: Congratulations to AH for winning the two tickets!

  • Kristina Marvin

    I am looking forward to discovering new Zinfandels and maybe they will bring some artisan cheeses from Sonoma! Thanks for the contest!

  • Anna Z

    Awesome giveaway Sharon!

    This event has everything I like and support: Sherbrooke, local charities, and of course, tasty wine and food!

  • Sonia MP

    I would like to check their late harvest and ports. I know they are not famous for these but I may be surprised. Moreover, it is nice to support charities.

  • Kyle Marshall

    I am looking forward to trying more Cab Savs from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

  • Ronnie

    I am looking forward to discovering even more fantastic California Pinot Noirs and being able to enjoy this event in a wonderful new (wine event) setting.



  • JRSP

    I’m most excited about tasting some new Pinot Noirs alongside savory treats.  And mingling with good friends!

  • Tory B

    I am looking forward to trying a few new wines and supporting a great business- I love Sherbrooke! Not to mention charities 🙂

  • Wine, food, charities, mingling, what’s not to look forward to? Awesome giveaway!

  • Tanis Palmer

    What’s not to love about the event?! Great sips and support for local charities?! I’d love to try more of what California has to offer.

  • Cwmar

    I ve been following your blog for awhile and I quite enjoy it. Thanks for keeping edmontonians in the loop.

  • Jonathan

    I”m most looking forward to the look on my wife’s face when I surprise her with these tickets! 😉

  • Ambarr

    I’m looking forward to tasting as many red wines as I can. Great give away!

  • Darlene

    I’m looking forward to pairing wines with cheese, my favourite combination, especially smoky cheeses.

  • Connie Mar

    I am looking forward to experiencing the night in a neat venue with good company.

  • I’ve heard quite a bit about Three Boars too; I wish I would have got to their “party” last Friday to check things out. On their Facebook page they’ve been telling people the opening is set for end of March/early April, so it can’t be long now. And I peeked through the window on my way by Sunday, and things looks pretty complete from the outside.

  • Jenn

    I had a chance to tour Napa and Sonoma last fall, and I’m most looking forward to looking for wines from wineries I’ve been to!
    kiwibouldingue@msn dot com

  • Tamsynh

    This is an excellent idea!  I’m most looking forward to finding a great new spring wine.

  • lynnzee

    I’m looking forward to the tasty red wines, especially trying new zinfandels. 🙂

  • Kim

    I love California wines…took a tour through Napa valley a few years ago and maxed out our limit to bring back to Canada.  It’s all gone now, but I’m looking forward to trying some more!

  • ChrissyF

    This is a great idea for a contest – and it’s hard to decide what I enjoy most about the showcase – so much to love!! To be able to mingle and meet new people over a shared fondness for wine would top the list. Also: supporting kisport Edmonton, tasting delightful food and wine, and enjoying a relaxing friday night after a week of working hard. Would love to attend along with my buddy Kathryn!

  • Lisa Hailes

    Looking forward to finding a nice “deck” wine for this summer! It sounds like a great event!

  • AH

    This event is so great – bringing together the best 3 elements of YEG – supporting local business, sampling delicious food, and of course, trying new and fantastic wines! I can’t wait to taste the new blush wines that are coming out of Cali right now – they’ve become so innovative lately and the tasting notes are no longer limited to the usual fruit flavors…though, you can never go wrong with classics either 😉 Really REALLY hoping to attend this one – but thanks so much for putting on the contest!!!

  • Felicia

    I would love to win these for my mom to try alll these wines before she goes in for surgery!

  • Thanks for reading!

  • I was trying to look for an official opening date, but couldn’t find one, so thanks for the heads up, Marianne!