SPRING FORTH WINE LOVERS!
If a fairy godmother had appeared to me 10 years ago and said that I’d be dedicating a big portion of my life to spreading the joys of vegan food & wine pairings, I’d have laughed and sipped my pinot grigio. I simply had no idea that I would meet someone who would bring wine appreciation into my life in such a huge way, and that wine would become the basis of a tv show I would create and host. It’s funny how life takes you down paths you’d never dreamed were meant for you.
That person is no longer part of my life but wine definitely is! Not only am I working on the world’s first vegan food & wine pairing book with Canada’s first female Master Sommelier, but I host food and wine events, and speak at various festivals and events about what makes wine vegan.
On Sunday, May 5th you can find me at Wychwood Barns speaking on exactly that topic from 5:30-6pm as part of the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Veg Spring Market. If you are in Toronto and plan on coming to this amazing event full of fabulous vegan food and other great vendors, you could win a bottle of vegan wine!
Part of what I love to do is expose folks to lesser-known grapes so I’ve got a bottle of Grüner Veltliner, which translates to ‘green veltliner’, a grape varietal from Austria although it’s also grown in other Eastern European countries. The ‘green’ is appropriate for spring in so many ways: it’s the time when everything turns green again; this wine goes so well with green veggies like asparagus, rapini, fiddleheads and others that can be difficult to pair with wine; and this particular wine by Lens Moser is ‘green’ in that it’s earth-friendly and vegan.
To win this bottle of wine you just need to follow me on Instagram where I am @WhatPriyaSaid and leave a comment about your fave wine on the giveaway post. I’ll call out the winner’s name during my session on Sunday!
Sadly I can’t pour any wine during that session so if you’re interested in doing some actual wine tasting I also collaborate wth the lovely Kira Lancaster of Secret Vegan Cheese Club and Wandering Deli on a series of events and our first Vegan Wine & Cheese event this spring is happening on Monday, May 13th at Le Depanneur. Kira will be presenting 6 of her AMAZING cheeses which we will pair with the vegan-friendly wines by Harwood Estates, right here in Prince Edward County.
It’s gonna be a great night! Only 24 seats as we like to keep it intimate and interactive! Visit the event site where you can find all the info about what we’re serving and what we’ll be drinking.