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The annual Gourmet Food & Wine Expo (@GFWE) is back for its 20th year and I’ve got 3 pairs of tickets to give away to the VIP preview night!


Taking place over the course of four days from November 20th to 23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the event is the largest food and drink festival in Canada. Here are some of this year’s highlights:

  • Tutored Tastings Program – offers the opportunity to taste some of the world’s best wines while learning from top industry experts
  • The Food Network Chef Stage – complimentary cooking demonstrations all weekend hosted by local and celebrity chefs including Chef Lynn Crawford, David Rocco and Rock Lobster’s Matt Dean Pettit
  • #TrendCentral Stage – interactive tastings sessions of cutting-edge wines, beers and spirits
  • Spiritology Pavilion – featuring passionate bartenders showcasing the latest from Toronto’s cocktail scene
  • All You Need is Cheese Stage – an opportunity to  sample a vast selection of cheese and enjoy informative tastings and cooking demonstrations
  • Food Sampling – this years restaurant line-up includes Come and Get It, Guu and Brassaii to name a few


DATE: Thursday, November 20th to Sunday, November 23


Thursday, Nov 20: 6pm-10pm (VIP Preview)
Friday, Nov 21: 2pm-10pm
Saturday, Nov 22: 12pm-10pm
Sunday, Nov 23: 12pm-6pm

VENUE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

PRICE: Starting at $20 per ticket; sampling vouchers are extra



I’m giving away THREE pairs of tickets to the VIP preview evening on Thursday, November 20th (value $90 per pair). The contest ends on Monday, November 17th at 11:59pm. A winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly thereafter.

To enter, you must be following @wherejessate on Twitter and tweet the following (you can tweet once per day for additional entries):

Hey @wherejessate, I want to win a pair of tickets worth $90 to the @GFWE VIP preview evening! #WinGFWE #GFWE

 Good luck!

UPDATE: The winners of the giveaway are @_jyau, @magscheung and @adiinTO

  1. Annie (Reply) on Monday 10, 2014

    What an awesome contest!!! Been a long time follower. Keep up with the awesome pictures and posts 🙂

    • Jess (Reply) on Monday 10, 2014

      Thanks for the kind words, Annie 🙂

  2. Adrienne (Reply) on Monday 10, 2014

    Thanks for the contest Jess! Is it one entry per persor or tweet per day entry? 🙂

    • Jess (Reply) on Monday 10, 2014

      Hi Adrienne, you can tweet once per day 🙂

  3. Maggie C (Reply) on Monday 10, 2014

    Awww thanks for the chance! I just found out today and hope I still have a chance. =)