I’ve been a bit of a shitty blogger recently – BUT I’ve been away. I’m here to make it up to you with some very exciting news about an event that is coming to the National Arts Centre on October 19th that is sure to please your inner wine lover.

A blurry glass of wine at Red Sky – a 56th floor outdoor, rooftop bar in Bangkok. Posts to come!

Savvy Company has invited over 20 Niagara wineries to take a short break from harvest season to come down to Ottawa so that we may taste their wines! There is also the opportunity to purchase (which is always a wonderful opportunity since many of the vintages are not available for purchase from anyone but the winery itself). You’ll get to sample over 50 wines while they meet grape growers, winemakers and winery owners.

Normal ticket price is $60 – today is the last chance for the early bird price of $55. BUT you can also snag $10 off regular price if you use this link to purchase and the discount code: SIMPLYFRESH.

I’ve also got a pair of tickets to give away! Just comment on this post letting me know your favorite wine. It can be a type or a specific bottle. Don’t forget to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner! I’ll do a random draw for the tickets Friday October 12 at noon.

Participating wineries include:

13th Street Winery
Angels Gate Winery
Aure Wines
Calamus Estate Winery
Cave Spring Cellars
Creekside Estate Winery
De Sousa Wine Cellars
Di Profio Wines
Fielding Estates Winery
Flat Rock Cellars
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
Kacaba Vineyards & Winery|
Malivoire Wine Company|
megalomaniac – John Howard
Cellars of Distinction
Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery
Rockway Glen Golf Course & Estate Winery
Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery
Stoney Ridge Estate Winery
Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
Tawse Winery
The Good Earth Food & Wine Co

What are you waiting for?? WINE!!