Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change and we continue to develop the symposium content.

  • REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

  • WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

  • STEVEN SPURRIER

    Chairman, Decanter World Wine Awards

    The Business of Wine in the Global Economy

  • CHRISTOPHER BATES

    Master Sommelier; Owner — Element Winery, FLX Wienery, FLX Table, FLX Culture House Brewery

    A Regional Approach — a Case Study on the Finger Lakes, Challenges & Successes in a Saturated Market

  • BREAK

  • SANDRA E. TAYLOR

    CEO, Sustainable Business International; Author, The Business of Sustainable Wine

    The Business of Sustainable Wine

  • George Soleas

    President & CEO, LCBO

    The New LCBO Sustainability Strategy

  • Todd Bliss

    Director of Customer Experience, LCBO

    Evolving the Customer Experience & New Digital Technologies

  • LUNCH

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    TASTING: Wines of Quebec with Quebec Cheese Pairing Master Class

    Led by Master Sommelier Elyse Lambert

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    TASTING: Wines of The Finger Lakes Master Class

    Led by Master Sommelier Christopher Bates

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    TASTING: Champagne, Traditional Method Master Class

    Led by Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    TASTING: What did you say that was? Obscure Wine Regions Master Class

    Led by Master Sommelier John Szabo

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    PRESENTATION: One year after Amber Revolution, has the world really learned to love orange wine?

    Led by Simon Woolf, Author of Amber Revolution

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    TASTING: Madeira! A Rare and Forgotten Island Wine Master Class

    Led by Master Sommelier Pier-Alexis Soulière

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    PRESENTATION & TASTING: Creating a Great Wine List… and Pairing It With the Cuisines of Asia

    Led by Jake Lewis: Global Beverage Director, Momofuku Restaurants

    This session includes a Food Pairing by Momofuku Toronto

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    TASTING: Women in Wine Master Class — Taste Six Wines From Female Winemakers Across Canada

    Led by Master Sommelier Jennifer Huether

  • CLOSING RECEPTION — ONTARIO WINE AWARDS

    The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Tony Aspler Present Ontario Winemakers with the Lieutenant Governor Awards for Excellence in Ontario Wines