Returning favourites include the Spanish Grape Stomp (now in the Delta Hotel's Main Ballroom rather than in their Blaze Bistro), the Wines of Canada VQA tasting at the Tavern United downtown, and a winemaker's dinner featuring Howard Soon of the Okanagan Valley's Sandhill Winery.
There are some interesting new entries this year as well, including an Italian wine event at Bellissimo Restaurant (one of my faves) hosted by 92 Citi FM's Joe Aiello.
There's also a "Night on the Red Carpet" event at Rembrandt's Bistro in Lockport that sounds quite chic, as well as a wine and food event at Earls on Main hosted by Philadelphia author/sommelier (and former Winnipegger) Marnie Old.
I'm planning on covering as many Winnipeg Wine Festival events as possible, which I have for the past three years. However, I'm going to try and do more real-time reporting. I'm going to do some video blogging, interviews, etc., and will also be using Twitter to report on some of the better (or worse) wines I try and events I attend.
Are you on Twitter? If so, feel free to follow me - send me a 'tweet' and let me know if you find some wine out there you think I should try.