Amici dell'Enotria - Toronto Italian wine Tasting club
Amici dell'Enotria

Amici dell’ Enotria
is a wine appreciation club in Toronto Ontario dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of Italian wines.

Enotria “The Land of the Vines” is the name given to Italy by the ancient Greeks.

The club hosts monthly wine tasting events (except July & August) which provide a forum for tasting a wide range of Italian wines, eating great Italian food, and meeting visiting producers and importing agents. In addition, club members are entitled to attend the annual Italian Trade Commission Wine Event, where hundreds of Italian wine producers present their products for tasting. 

The club has an ever expanding wine cellar, which provides members the opportunity to taste wines which have been aged appropriately or that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to try.

Membership and Registration

New members are welcome. For new and returning members, please download the form here.

Upcoming Events

2004 & 2005 Brunello di Montalcino Tasting Event at Columbus Centre
more info and registration
Thursday February 27, 2014 6:30 PM
Columbus Centre 901 Lawrence Avenue West (3 bus stops west of Dufferin)

This month will be feature 7 Brunellos, all with a score of 90 or above!. The evening will commence with a white and the wonderful antipasto bar. The tasting will be followed by a delicious and bountiful dinner along with additional red wine. Our next events will be March 20 and April 24, so stay tuned.  

PAST EVENTS (note: past events have not been updated since February 2009)

Thursday February 26, 2009 6:15 PM
Unique & Non Traditional Italian Reds – Cellar Tasting

Tartu College, 310 Bloor St. West

This month’s tasting will feature eight unique wines from across Italy.  They are unique in that they are either fairly unknown Italian varietals, such as a Teroldego Rotaliano from Trentino – Alto Adige and the Montefalco Rosso from Umbria (a blend of Sagrantino and Sangiovese), or they are various blends of indigenous varietals and non-traditional varietals.   For example, the Primo Volo IGT is a joint venture between Veneto producer Capodilista (Merlot), Piedmont producer Villa Gianda (Nebbiolo) and Tuscan producer Rocca delle Macie (Sangiovese).  We also will be presenting 3 Super Tuscan’s or IGTs (Il Borro, Colvechio Syrah and Il Serre Nuove from Ornellaia) produced with a variety of different grapes and a Piedmont IGT (Sito Moresco) from Angelo Gaja and an interesting wine from Puglia (Cottinone IGT).

Thursday October 16 , 2008 6:15 PM
1999 Barbaresco Tasting For more info
This months tasting will feature eight 1999 Barbarescos including several single vineyard wines.  The wines to be served include wines from following producers:  Carlo Giacosa, Cigliutti, Paitin, Poderi Colla, Prunotto, Rino Varaldo and Silvio Grasso.

Thursday May 29, 2008 6:15 PM
Sicilian Wine Tasting For more info
The final tasting to usher in the summer months will feature seven Sicilian wines (3 whites and 4 reds) and a red from Puglia all of which are from the Club’s wine cellar.

Thursday May 29, 2008 6:15 PM
Super Tuscan / IGT Tasting For more info
This month’s tasting will feature eight amazing, yet lesser-known Super Tuscan / IGT reds which we have been storing in the club’s cellar for the last several years. 

The term "Super Tuscan" describes any Tuscan red wine that does not adhere to traditional blending laws for the region. Super Tuscans often use other non-indigenous grapes (i.e., cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, etc.) which makes them ineligible for DOC(G) classification under the traditional Italian regulations.  However, this does not mean these wines are “lesser” than their DOC(G) Tuscan cousins, and in fact many Super Tuscans are superior (and much more expensive) than the traditional Tuscan reds.

Thursday April 17
Chianti Classico Riserva Tasting For more info
This month’s tasting will feature eight 2001Chianti Classico Riservas which have been carefully stored in the Amici dell’ Enotria’s temperature controlled wine cellar for the last several years. The following wines will be presented for your tasting pleasure:

Thursday March 20, 2008
1998 Brunello di Montalcino Tasting For more info
This month’s tasting will feature seven 1998 and one 1999 Brunello di Montalcinos which have been carefully stored in the Amici dell’ Enotria’s temperature controlled wine cellar for the last several years.

Thursday February 21
Halpern Enterprises Agency Tasting For more info
We are very pleased to have Deron Mitchell of Halpern come and present a unique andvery special selection of red wines from their interesting portfolio.

Thursday January 10
Winter Warmer Uppers - For more info
2005 – Barbera D’Alba Torriglione (Renatto Ratti); 2003 – Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva (Cesari); 2003 - Palazzo Delle Torre IGT Veronese (Allegrini); 1999 – I Sodi Di San Nicolo (Castellare Di Castellina); 1998 – Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne (Antinori); 1997 – Barolo Poderi Roset (Antonio Brero); Po di Poli Grappa di Moscato (Poli); Il Moscato Grappa (Nonino).

For more information, bookings, memberships, please contact the Chapter Master Vico Paloschi