TORONTO — Master Sommelier, Jen Huether and vegan-lifestyle expert and TV host, Priya Rao, launched The Social Herbivore to focus on perfect pairings for plant-based cuisine.
Now, they plan to bring the first-ever vegan wine fair to Toronto, at the Centre for Social Innovation, on December 5.
The wine-tasting event will feature some of the top wine agencies in the city as well as Wines of New Zealand, Wines of Ontario, Gargoyle Wine Club and many more.
“When winemakers look to clarify their finished wine to give them that clear, bright clarity, they traditionally use animal proteins; however, many of your favourite wines may already be vegan-friendly without you even knowing it,” says Huether.
Attendees will have a chance to taste more than 100 vegan-friendly (including organic, sustainable and biodynamic) wines from Ontario and around the world, with plant-based food and charcuterie boards by Wandering Deli.
“Whether it’s a full lifestyle overhaul or embracing ‘meatless Mondays’ we think every small change contributes to a big wave, so we’re adding a splash of fun to the mix by creating perfect pairings for plant-based cuisine,” says Rao.
Huether and Rao announced a plan to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Humane Society International/Canada and Love Puppies.