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Wine Sense Events: Pairings For Every Palate

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Wine Sense Events is the brain child of Jillian Dowling who spent time working at some of Niagara’s most notable wineries and with culinary creative geniuses crafting plates from the local bounty. Her days of chatting at the tasting bar and sharing conversations in the dining room, convinced Dowling of the need for an accessible way to appreciate wine. Cut the lingo, turn away from the snobbery and get down to business with real wine loving consumers who are eager to discuss what makes the bottles they love so enjoyable.

Enter Wine Sense Events. For more than two years Dowling has been gathering the wine lovers of Niagara for popular events at various establishments throughout the region. Dowling dives into the world of Niagara Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir and more to showcase the local wines she has grown to love.

What makes her the lady for the job? She was educated both at Niagara College and through the International Sommelier Guild in all things fruit of the vine. Her savvy approach leaves attendees of Wine Sense Events with new knowledge and a new level of appreciation for what’s in the glass.

You can catch up with this Niagara dynamo and her team at Pow-Wow Restaurant in St. Catharines, The Cairn Croft Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ivy Bar & Kitchen in Burlington, and Radius Café in Hamilton.

Looking to attend a Wine Sense Event for a change from the everyday? Visit them online at www.winesenseevents.com to keep up with their event schedule and book yourself an educational and fun night on the town!

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

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