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Wine Tasting & Chocolate Making


Wine Tasting & Chocolate Making

with Paul Martzoukous & Malcolm Saunders

Come join us for a fun workshop where we will enjoy wine tasting with Vinestone owner Paul Martzoukous, and making our own chocolate with Malcolm Saunders!

Location: Early Dawn Farm

Date: February 12th, 2023,

11 AM - 4 PM for both classes


$75 Chocolate Making Only

 From 11:00 AM  to 1:30


$85 Wine Tasting Only

From 1:30 to 4:00

$150 / participant for Both classes 

PAST EVENT - Click below to request a repeat of this workshop. 

Be Your Own Chocolate Maker:

Learn How to Make Delicious, Healthy, Superfood Chocolate from Scratch


The workshop title says it all…This course is a blast! You’ll discover that chocolate-making is both easy and a lot of fun.  Our instructor, Malcolm Saunders, Founder and Owner of The Light Cellar in Calgary, is so enthusiastic and interesting. The class will explore the history of chocolate, how chocolate is made, and what forms it can be found in. The ingredients Malcolm shares are natural and healthy… as healthy gets when we’re playing with chocolate.


Malcolm and his team at the Light Cellar specialize in the highest quality ingredients, elixirs, and classes to improve your body, mind, and spirit. We've been a proud part of the Bowness, Calgary Community since 2010 and can't wait to meet you and your family.

Wine Tasting 

with Sommelier and Wine Importer Paul Martzoukos


Full Bodied Red Wines

  • Cooler weather means one thing - fuller bodied reds.  

  • we will taste a range of winter faves. Paul will walk you through the nuances of each wine and help you understand the impact food has on wine flavour



About Paul Martzoukos

Hi, I'm Paul, the President and Founder of Tannin Fine Wines and Vinestones in Cochrane. Food and wine are in my blood. I started working in the family restaurant at nine years old, and it has been my passion ever since. I went to the University of Guelph, graduated from their Hotel and Food Administration program (B. Comm), and put myself through the program by working in various fine dining restaurants. After graduation, the lure of mountains and skiing took me to Alberta, and after a short while decided to stay and immerse myself into wine in the newly liquor-privatized Province. That was 1995, and I worked my way up through several prominent Wine Importers until I was running a National agency.  Along the way, I became a Certified Sommelier and Sommelier Instructor. In 2005 I took the opportunity to start my own agency, Tannin Fine Wines, and pursue my true passion, which is to work with small innovative producers and connect them with the top wine-focused restaurants and retailers in Canada. We also took the opportunity to build a fantastic wine store in our hometown of Cochrane, Vinestone Wine Co. Part of this passion is teaching people about Food and Wine and how magical they can be.  I continue to do regular tastings for small and large groups and love sharing the stories of people and places that have inspired me.


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