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Viognier’s big comeback – July 23rd

good people drinking wine and  talking to each other

This Friday July 23rd TWG will host our third installment of ‘good people drinking wine and talking to each other’. This event has quickly become a beloved tradition around the office. It’s our chance to gather a group of good people – friends, colleagues, and super interesting bon-vivants – to drink and learn about a great wine, eat some delicious things, and enjoy three short, yet spell-binding, presentations.


Dominic Bortolussi: Will recount the exhilarating tale of a white grape that was driven to near extinction from abuse and neglect. Viognier, a perfumed, and delicious white wine from the south of France is my summertime guzzler.. maybe you’ll like it too. Why not find out.

Shamez Amlani (La Palette, Kensington Sundays): Topic: Social engagement. Shamez stirs a lot of pots these days, between running La Palette to helping organize Kensington Pedestrian Sundays. Shamez will regale us with real-life stories from the trenches and remind us why it’s important to stay connected to community.

Mike Schaus ( Mike will present a synopsis and razor sharp analysis of the recent Old Spice commercial and online campaign. He’s pretty sure that online branding just jumped the shark with this one, and he wants to argue loudly with anyone who disagrees.

Pete Forde ( Pete believes that Open Data isn’t just for geeks and economists anymore, and that Data Literacy for all would change the world. He’s writing a future Oprah’s Book Club title about how to get rich, expose corruption and win the Order of Canada using just Excel, some rope and a stick of gum.

Rebecca Baran ( Who takes great photos of great people, in natural light, and who has recently launched her own website, will (very likely) be here at the studio, taking photo portraits of the fully clothed or soft nudes.

Here are most of the photos taken from the Viognier episode of GPDWATTE. Sorry, no soft nudes:

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