This year’s varied offering of Wine Expo seminars will surely keep you entertained while providing many unique food & wine pairing experiences. Many seminars offer exceptional wine and wonderful food prepared by Chef Matt Pennell, winner of the Food Networks Chopped Canada.

Please check the descriptions below for more details regarding the wine seminar theme, food offering (if any) timing and location for each event. Note: the seminars will be conducted in the language of the written description.

Alcool NB Liquor will be on-site for each seminar and a limited quantity of seminar wines will be available for post seminar purchase. What a great opportunity to buy your favourite seminar wines in advance of the opening of the Grand Tasting sessions.
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6:30 PM
3rd Glass Wine Bar, 819 Main St., Moncton
$57.50
Join leading Sommelier and wine journalist Craig Pinhey for an exciting exploration of Portugal. Craig has visited Portugal many times and tasted a wide range of wines firsthand.

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7:00 PM
2nd Floor at the Moncton Coliseum Complex
$45
A panel including some of the province’s top Sommeliers and ANBL product advisors have tasted Wine Expo wine submissions and have determined which are the award winners. This seminar will highlight 6 of the highest rated red wines, all tasted in the company of delicious food prepared by top Chefs Matt Pennell and Adam Lund.

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12 noon
2nd Floor at the Moncton Coliseum Complex
$45
No, this isn’t the name of a post-punk revival band. In this unique seminar, super Sommelier and wine journalist Craig Pinhey will lead a discussion of the classic grapes from France’s Burgundy region (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) and let us taste them in the company of the same grapes from other countries.

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7:00 PM
2nd Floor at the Moncton Coliseum Complex
$45
A panel including some of the province’s top Sommeliers and ANBL product advisors have tasted Wine Expo wine submissions and have determined which are the award winners.

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12 Noon
2nd Floor at the Moncton Coliseum Complex
$40
In recent years, winemakers have attempted to highlight a single grape in their wine and shout that grapes’ name prominently on the label. But historically, this just wasn’t done. In fact, many wines are considerably better when the winemaker balances the characteristics of more than one grape into a marriage of flavour that wouldn’t be possible using just one grape.

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7:00 PM
2nd Floor at the Moncton Coliseum Complex
$35
The judging panel tasted dozens and dozens of wine and applied scores to each. The highest scoring wines receive awards for being the best on offer at the Wine Expo.

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12 Noon
2nd Floor at the Moncton Coliseum Complex
$35
Italy is so much more than a significant wine producer, and it doesn’t just produce one or two quality wines. In fact, Italy has many varied wine regions producing a dazzling array of very different wines.

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6:30 PM
3rd Glass Wine Bar, 819 Main St., Moncton
$98.50

Join winery representative Bobby Briones for a tasting of delicious Champagnes made by quality producers that aren’t as well-known as their famous brothers. This quality tasting event will feature several different Champagnes and will include small plates of tasty food too.