The Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival Returns to Sugar Beach

The Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach
The Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach

The Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach takes place in Toronto from June 16-18, 2016. Guests will be able to sample wine, beer, cider, spirit and food from spirit producers and local chefs. Guests will be able to take complimentary sessions at The Wine and Spirit School. Plus, there will be live music on the stage by the lake. You’ll be supporting a great cause because portions of ticket proceeds will go to The Music Therapy Trust. We’re giving away 2 VIP tickets to the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival (giveaway has closed).

Relaxing at the Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach
Relaxing at the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival

Some of the vendors at the Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival include Absolut Vodka, Havana Club, Creemore Springs Brewery, Pelee Island Winery, Union Wines, Jacob’s Creek, Amsterdam Brewery, Brickworks Ciderhouse, Jameson Irish Whisky, Mill Street Brewery, Small Talk Vineyards, Forty Creek Distillery, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Oyster Boy, Colio Winery, Victoria Distillers, Magic Oven, Food Trucks, King Catering and Granville Island Brewery. This all ages event offers non-alcoholic options as well.

Some of the activities at the festival include:

Cocktail Cage Match

Each night of the festival will profile a different cocktail. On Thursday, spirit-based cocktails while be featured while Saturday will close with beer cocktails. Each contestant will sample a 1-2 ounce cocktail to be judged by people attending the Wine & Spirit School.

The Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach
The Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach

Hogtown Smackdown

Participating restaurants will prepare their best dishes using bacon at this seminar in the Wine & Spirit School. Four to five chefs will create dishes made with bacon to be paired with the light taste of a Pommies Cider (cider sample will be provided). The seminar seats approximately 80 people and bite size samples will be provided. Each bacon dish will be judged by the guests in attendance. Sessions are complimentary and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach
Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach

Tickets for the Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach are $25 in advance, or $35 at the gate (cash only). Tickets include 5 sample vouchers and a Festival cup. Tickets are date specific. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.

Based in Toronto, The Music Therapy Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to making music therapy available to more people across Canada. Music therapy helps to heal, rehabilitate and promote wellness across a broad array of challenges for people of all ages including autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression, fine-motor skills development, pre-and post-natal care and brain injury, just to name a few.

Enter Our Giveaway to Win 2 VIP Tickets to the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival

VIP tickets (which are not for sale) are worth $65 and include admission to the festival, sample glass, access to VIP right on the water, 2 full size drinks (only place onsite for full size drinks) in the VIP and one pass by the food buffet, which includes hot and cold food, salads and desserts.

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  1. My favourite beer is not one but I enjoy trying out local craft beers … support the local 🙂

  2. It varies, love trying new local craft beer & wines. Right now I’m drinking white wine, usually Pinot Grigio and love making spritzers in the hotter months.

  3. “What is your favourite wine, spirit or beer?”

    To date my favorite is the Niagara Mist Black Cherry Pinot Noir. I was gifted a bottle this past Christmas and my husband and I both loved it.

  4. My fave wine is Girls Night Out Tropical Tango and the other Pineapple one . My fave spirit is Vodka

  5. You can’t beat an ice cold beer on a hot summer’s day, like a crisp Goose Island Honker’s Ale!

  6. I am a huge fan of gin. My favourite cocktail at the moment is the Gin Mule, so delicious!

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  10. This looked like a great event, sometimes I wished I lived closer to Toronto, so I could enjoy some of the amazing events being held!!

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