Well, I guess I was "scooped" by Free Press columnist Gordon Sinclair Jr. on the Independent Specialty Wine Stores of Manitoba's fall wine event called Wine Stage Manitoba. As he mentioned in his column
I'm working on a few "scoops" of my own, but if there's anything you think I should know about (be it wine, beer, spirits, or anything else drinkable), send me an email — email@example.com — and/or if you'd like, follow me on Twitter — www.twitter.com/WFPuncorked
* * *
Non-Winnipeggers, this one's for you. There are a number of rural tastings coming up — three wine, one beer — about which you need to know! Not only will these events be a great opportunity to try some new sippables, but proceeds also benefit your respective communities. Win-win! Manitoba Liquor Marts are the presenting sponsor of all four events. The details:
Pine Falls Wine Tasting -- Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Place: Pine Falls Gymnasium (3 Walnut Street)
Cost: $25.00/person (taxes included) - tickets available at the Pine Falls Liquor Mart.
Proceeds benefit the "Wings of Power" Breakfast Program.
Flin Flon Beer Tasting -- Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Place: Flin Flon Community Hall
Cost: $25.00/person (taxes included) - tickets available at the Flin Flon Liquor Mart.
Proceeds benefit the Flinty Project.
The Pas Wine Tasting -- Wednesday, June 10, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
Place: Wescana Inn
Cost: $25.00/person (taxes included) - tickets available through The Pas Liquor Mart
Proceeds benefit The Pas Health Complex Foundation, Inc.
Thompson Wine Tasting -- Thursday, June 11, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Place: Juniper Centre
Cost: $50.00/person (taxes included) - tickets available through the Thompson Liquor Mart.
Proceeds benefit the Thompson Community Foundation.