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THE WINE & BEER ISSUE -May June 2018

JOIN US for the 7th Annual Pig & Pinot Festival - a fundraiser for Calgary Meals on Wheels - on Thursday, June 15 at Hotel Arts.

Talented chef teams compete for the coveted “Divine Swine” trophy, sponsored by Alberta Pork, as they create delicious and original dishes with free range pork from Spragg's Meat Shop. And nothing pairs better with the perfect porcine than the perfect pinot! Boutique wine stores will pour an amazing selection of pinot wines from around the world. And you get to taste it all!

Once again, City Palate has attracted some of the best chefs and restaurants in Calgary to prepare great tasting pork dishes. Featured restaurants include Anejo Group, Bow Valley Ranche, Double Zero, Infuse Catering and Events, Minas Brazilian Steakhouse, Modern Steak, Pulcinella, Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park, Tango Bistro, The Guild and Yellow Door Bistro at Hotel Arts.

Wines will be poured by Bin 905 Wine, Spirits & Craft Ales, Bricks Wine Co., Spirits West Merchants, The Cellar Wine Store and Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, supported by Bonvida Wines, PNW Negociats Inc., and Trialto. And, a special Pig and Pinot cocktail infused with locally distilled spirits will be prepared and served by the talent at Eau Claire Distillery for the event as well. 

The event also includes a silent auction – with some fabulous Canada 150th-themed prizes including a $300 voucher for Via Rail, $500 for Canadream RV Rentals and a gift basket from Wildrose Brewery, a raffle to win $2000 worth of fine wines, live music from Simply Sinatra featuring Rob Young, and coffee from Cappuccino King - all in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels.

To purchase wine raffle tickets in advance of the event, please click

Sponsored by City Palate Magazine. All proceeds go to Calgary Meals on Wheels.

Sun, Jun 4: Chef Dustin Schafer from Modern Steak and Jesse Willis, owner of Vine Arts, join Global Calgary to talk about Pig and Pinot, a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels