January 31, 2020 Tasting presented by Halpern Enterprises
Halpern Wine came into being inspired by a passion for something hard to find in mid-50’s Ontario – fine wines. Frustrated by available offerings, Harold Halpern, pharmacist, drug store owner and self-acknowledged oenophile, began importing fine wine – initially as a personal indulgence – and then as a sideline that, owing to his art in finding darn good wines, soon took off. In 1976 Harold closed the drugstore and opened its door to Halpern Wine. The premise: to source the very best wine the world had to offer and bring it home to Ontario’s wine lovers. When in 1980, Harold stepped down, his son, Todd, stepped up. A natural when it came to forging relationships with the some of the world’s iconic wineries, Halpern Wine soon found itself with a growing portfolio of the world’s most iconic wines. Todd and Colin Halpern continue their father’s quest to quench a passion for wine – not just for themselves, but for all Ontario wine enthusiasts wishing to indulge their love with a bottle of the world’s finest.