SPRING INTO SPICE: THE SOCIAL
Spring Into Spice - The Social , pavilion open. Taste and venture between food and wine exhibitors.
DJ Carl Allen
Seminar - Wine, History and Ethnicity. Seminar led by Chris Wilton.
Steelpan Performance by LoveSounD
Seminar - Classic Back Pocket Pairings. Seminar led by Dr. Nupur Gogia.
DJ Johnny Lopez, Beats United Radio
Seminar - Bridging Food and Wine Flavours. Seminar led by Beverly Crandon
DJ Joonya T
Special Shout Outs!
Wine, History & Ethnicity
1:00 PM - Room, The Solarium
Chris is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers America, a Certified Wine Specialist with the Society of Wine Educators and has studied at the Diploma level of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust as well being a certified WSET instructor.
With over 30 years of hospitality experience, Chris has held every paid position in a restaurant, as well as being a former Director of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Ontario. Chris teaches Food and Beverage Pairing at Durham College and writes the occasional wine article for Good Food Revolution.
He also currently represents one of the best selections of organic, biodynamic, and natural wine in Ontario with The Living Vine wine agency.
Chris lives in Peterborough with his partner, Melinda, and two sons, Huxley and Henry.
Classic Back Pocket Pairings
3:00 PM - Room, The Solarium
Dr. Nupur Gogia
Nupur Gogia is a level 4 WSET Diploma Graduate and is currently in Stage 2 of the Masters of Wine Program. She has been working in the trade for the last 7 years and has recently started her own portfolio of natural wines. In addition, Nupur runs her own wine company, Island Vines that runs wine dinners, wine classes and consults on restaurant wine lists.
A chameleon with many forms, Nupur has also completed a doctorate in Sociology and published several articles and co-authored a book. She is an avid traveller and a passionate hedonist that loves all things culinary and fermented grapes in form.
Bridging Food & Wine Flavours
5:00 PM - Room, The Solarium
Beverly Crandon is a current CMS certified sommelier candidate, wine lover, and marketing operations addict and founder of W.H., a private client wine consulting service.
Beverly has been able to lend her hand both as a consultant and a direct leadership employee in various organizations, from Fortune 500s to start-ups looking to generate mind share, revenues, and a recurring member-base, in their area of discipline. She combines her wine education, love of wine and work experience, to broaden wine appreciation and advancement in those not deemed the ‘traditional’ wine consumer or professional. As a founding member of Vinequity, a not for profit that aims to amplify the voices of BIPOC wine professionals in Canada, Beverly is acutely fashioned to do just that.
Her overarching motto: wine should be inclusive and through that approachable. No one should be denied the pleasures of vino!