Wine tasting should be fun! It should be informative yet relaxing!
Chuck Byers is available for any wine-related events. Want to have a party, rehearsal dinner, or special event with the perfect wine and food pairing? How about having a private or corporate wine tasting event? Raising funds for a charitable organization? All you have to do is Contact Chuck for details.
Customized Tours of Wine Country!
Wine Tours to various Ontario wine regions can be arranged on an individual or group basis. Tour Season is coming up fast. Select a group and go on one of Chuck’s famous tours to Wine Country. A one-day tour will include a luxury bus, on-trip snacks, visits to three wineries, lunch at a select winery/restaurant, and on-board commentary by yours truly.
Wine Tasting And Food Pairing
If it is a wine matching dinner/tasting you want, let me select the wine, tutor the tasting, and provide an interesting evening of pleasure for groups of two to twenty.
Looking for a unique team-building event? Why not add a wine tasting to your agenda? If your employees need to learn more about wine so that they can make good recommendations to diners in your establishment Chuck is experienced in providing entertaining lectures. He has been a frequent lecturer at Hospitality Schools such as the Toronto School of Business and Trillium College.
Chuck has done a great deal of charity work, speaking at various social and charitable functions held by businesses and other associations throughout the region.
His donations of rare wines to such events as YWCA/Women of Distinction, The Chairman’s Classic Auction, The Parkwood Foundation, The Wine Oscars, The Rotary Club Charity Auction, The University of Ontario Gala, and a host of other fundraisers have resulted in much assistance to both needy individuals and organizations.
Wine Industry Recognition
Chuck Byers is well known in the wine industry by many vineyard owners and winemakers in Australia, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, California, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. He has a particular fondness for the wines of Canada and their potential worldwide.
Chuck visited regularly with American Icon Fess Parker (Davy Crockett/Daniel Boone) at his resort and vineyards in Los Olivos (Santa Barbara) California. The resulting article “Exploring Santa Barbara’s Wine Frontier” was published by East of the City. A television program “Wine Frontier” based on that same visit has been selected for viewing in Cannes by a European distributor. On another visit, Chuck went to Portugal as a guest of the Portuguese Government.
In other activities, Chuck has entertained many dignitaries such as the late President Ronald Reagan, Prince Charles, and the late Cardinal Carter, Archbishop of Toronto at functions in various cities. With famed chef Kay Spicer, he has done specialized food and wine tastings for the Canadian Diabetes Society. He even had dinner with famed race car driver Mario Andretti who has a winery in Napa.
Chuck possesses diplomas and certificates from such establishments as the Italian Trade Commission, Italian Wine Centre, Friends of Wine, and the University of Guelph.
Chuck presently spends most of his time tending his wine consulting business, giving tours to various wineries across Niagara, and writing about wine and food. He performs wine and food tastings at a number of restaurants in the GTA.
Should you wish to have a private wine tasting party or discuss your questions about wines contact Chuck.