Brock grad to host K-W wine-tasting event

Allie Hughes (BA '09)

Allie Hughes (BA '09)

Allie Hughes (BA ’09) has a lot on her plate: marketing pro, social media enthusiast, blogger extraordinaire, published journalist. Now she can add wine tasting facilitator.

Hughes has followed her passion for the wine industry and merged her love of wine with her savvy writing and web skills. She founded the wine blog, (currently under construction) and is a regular contributor to sites like Wine Align and Naturally In Niagara. In fact, if you pop over to the Naturally In Niagara website, you’ll see Hughes featured in a video, teaching a small group at Tawse Winery about icewines during the Icewine Festival. Hughes remains connected to Brock by writing articles for Brock Press about the revitalization of downtown St. Catharines and local events.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, Hughes will bring a bit of local flair to the Kitchener-Waterloo Brock Alumni Network through a wine-tasting event that will provide tasters with an idea of why Niagara wines taste the way they do and how to describe a wine’s aroma and bouquet. Hughes gained much of her wine knowledge from her study with the International Sommelier Guild, as well as regular correspondence with winery owners and winemakers who teach her something new each time she visits.

The Walper Hotel

The Walper Hotel

The wine-tasting and social is open to all alumni and their guests who live in the Kitchener-Waterloo (and surrounding) region, The event will be held at the Walper Hotel, which has recently gone through major renovations that add to the hotel’s historic character.

Event details

When: Thursday, Feb 16, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Walper Hotel, 1 King St. West, Kitchener

Cost: $15 per person (includes four wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres)

Please register online for this event.

If you have any questions, please contact

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