Uncork is an exciting event that pairs great wine with a great cause! Uncork the Cure is an annual wine tasting event providing an opportunity for all wine lovers, from boxed wine enthusiasts to fine wine aficionados, to taste different brands of wine while supporting research efforts to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It is estimated that 1 in every 25 Canadians is a carrier of the gene responsible for causing CF. At present there is no cure or control for the disease. Learn more about CF.
Meet this Year’s Keynote Speaker – Jason Chartrand
The average person with Cystic Fibrosis is diagnosed at birth or soon after they are born. I was diagnosed at 15 years old. To say that it was a life changing diagnosis for my family and I, would be a understatement! Now at 35 years old, I am a husband and father, facing brand new challenges on how to manage and control this disease. I look forward to sharing my story with all you wine lovers at this year’s Uncork the Cure.
See you November 9,
How to Participate?
There are two ways to participate: as a competitor or as a taster.
Competitor Tickets – $65 + 2 identical bottles of wine (valued at a minimum of $15 each)
Registered competitors will bring two identical bottles of wine (one for tasting, one for the prizes) from the varietal that they registered for. A limited number of registrations are available per varietal to ensure an even mix of wines for tasting. Varietals are available on a first come, first served basis. One bottle of wine will be covered, numbered and put out for blind tasting, while the second will be part of the event prizing. Throughout the evening you will taste from any of the varietals, keeping notes of your favourites. At the end of the evening you will fill out a ballot, providing the number of your favourite wine in each varietal category for our People’s Choice awards. If your wine should win People’s Choice, you will take home a selection of wine.
Taster Tickets – $85
Not a competitor, not to worry. As a taster you can still participate in our blind tasting, silent auction and other event activities.
More about Uncork
In addition to this amazing opportunity to discover your next favourite wine, Uncork offers its guests even more. The event will feature amazing food form one of the local areas favourite restaurants and a silent auction. There will also be a cash bar for those that would prefer.
This event will sell out quickly. To ensure you have your first choice of varietal, we suggest you book your tickets now.
All proceeds from Uncork support the ongoing fight for a cure.