Library tests wine tasting

Ponoka Jubilee Library is opening its doors after hours for the first introductory wine tasting affair.

Crock-pot potluck: Nancy Giles samples a slow cooked potluck supper at the Ponoka Jubilee Library Feb. 27. Attendees brought the recipes for their meals. Pulled pork

Crock-pot potluck: Nancy Giles samples a slow cooked potluck supper at the Ponoka Jubilee Library Feb. 27. Attendees brought the recipes for their meals. Pulled pork

Ponoka Jubilee Library is opening its doors after hours for the first introductory wine tasting affair.

The tasting will be under the direction of new librarian David Tremblay on March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Our programmer Jackie had the idea,” said Tremblay. Wine tasting is already a popular program at Rimbey’s library and he feels it will receive the same warm reception in Ponoka.

Before heavy advertising began for the event more approximately half the tickets were already sold. Tremblay feels that’s a positive indicator that the event will be well attended.

“We’re hoping to sell out to cover the cost of the event. I hope it is (successful),” he added.

If the wine tasting event meets the library’s standard of success Tremblay says there’s a good chance similar functions would be held in the future.

Jay Cottell, who does wine tasting instructional presentations, will be the presenter. The event will include an introductory to wine tasting presentation, a power point presentation on how to taste wines, an informational package handed out, 8 different wines to taste and there will be snacks.

Tickets are available at the library and for more information call 403-783-3843.