Thursday, November 20 from 4 to 7
BC Iconic Reds
Our congratulations to Church and State Quintessential 2011, which took first place honours in a of exemplary wines at the 7th Annual SIP Wines BC Iconic Red Wines Tasting and Competition on November 13. Also, our sincere thanks to the judges for putting in a rigorous night's work of swirling, sipping, tasting and thought in the process of coming to their decision.
Tasting results are posted online on John Schreiner's blog - johnschreiner.blogspot.ca.
We will have small amounts of the BC Iconic Reds for sale starting November 24. These wines make ideal gifts and of course, ideal wines for cellaring.
This tasting is about the second label meritage blend wines made by wineries whose flagship meritage qualified for this year's Iconic Reds. The wines being poured are all priced within a couple dollars of twenty, making them great choices for wines to serve or take to dinner or give to someone you want to impress. Also, they are made for early enjoyment so that you don't have to wait for years before you open them.
The wines being poured and the 1st label wine of the winery are:
Black Hills Cellar Hand Punch Down Red 2012, $19.99 (First label is Nota Bene)
Church and State Trebella Red 2012, $19.90 (First label is Quintessential)
Clos du Soleil Celestiale 2012, $22.99 (First label is Signature Red)
Gray Monk Cabernet Merlot 2012, $19.99 (First label is Odyssey Meritage)
Saturday, November 22 from 3 to 6
Quail's Gate is a family owned winery that makes great wines. Come and taste for yourself as we pour 5 examples.
The wines being poured are:
Chardonnay 2013, $19.99
Chenin Blanc 2013, $18.99
Old Vines Foch 2011, $24.99
Gewurztraminer 2013, $16.99
Merlot 2012, $24.99