September 23, 2011 08:00 ET

Fermentations! Announces Media Only Tasting Event For Micro Craft Wines And Beers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2011) - Fermentations!, Toronto's premium destination for on site micro craft winemaking and brewing since 1993 is holding a media only event on Wednesday September 28, 2011. The purpose of the event is to give the media first hand experience at the quality, and diversity of wine and beer that can be made during two exceptional events- Localfest, and Harvest Festival 2011. Included will be Fermentations Gold Medal winning "Red And White", a pinot noir infused Belgian Wit, as well as wines made from Niagara and Amador County sourced organic and conventional grapes. Additionally, a diverse selection of beers using locally grown hops and specialised yeasts will be on hand, including Layton Lager, a beer made in tribute to Jack Layton, who knew Fermentations both as the local city councilor, and local MP.

Certified as a Master Winemaker by the Wine Judges Of Canada, and an award winning brewer and cidermaker to boot, Charles Fajgenbaum will be hosting this event to give the media a first hand look at the passion, and depth of knowledge Fermentations! brings to micro craft brewing and winemaking.

"Localfest is a great event, focusing on using ingredients that are sourced within 100 miles of Fermentations! We are purchasing grapes from organic, and sustainable farms in Niagara, and hops fresh picked off the vines from Prince Edward County. This summer has been exceptional in terms of sunshine, and a dearth of rain, ensuring fantastically ripe grapes, loaded with flavor for winemaking, and the same exceptional summer has contributed to excellent hops as well."

In addition to the local bounty, Harvest Festival 2001 will showcase grapes harvested from select farms in ideal growing regions of California. "Old Vine Zinfandel from Amador County will be available, along with a diversity of other grapes, including Sangiovese, Viognier, and Chardonnay. According to Charles, "Harvest Festival, and Localfest showcase not only the best in libations, they also show how well our own Niagara region can stand tall when compared to the bounty of California".

Of particular interest to fans of great beer will be Layton Lager, a beer made in tribute to Jack Layton, who knew Fermentations both as the local city councilor, and local MP.

For further information on Localfest, Harvest Festival 2011, and Layton Lager, visit Fermentations website http://www.fermentations.ca, or send your queries to Charles Fajgenbaum via phone at 416-778-9000 or email to charles@fermentations.ca. Equally, confirmation of attendance can be sent via email or phone.

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