On Sunday, Canada’s top wine writers and sommeliers gathered in our nation’s capital to review 86 wines.
However, it wasn’t the usual group of wines… many are just coming on to the market or will be launched in the new year. So it was exciting for our team to try them and post the first reviews for these wines in this market.
The tasting took place from 1 to 6 pm so various groups of writers came and went at different times throughout the day.
I’ve included a few of Facebook comments from various posts below.
Jane Staples · A mellow afternoon of tasting and catching up with the team!🍷
Elaine Bruce · What was your ‘surprise’ for favourite here?
Lori Kilmartin · Elaine Bruce my Fav was a $70 blend from Priorat Spain. Here’s my review:
93/100 with the following review:
Elegance in a bottle!
This is an old vine blend of Carignane (70%) and Grenache (30%) from Priorat, Spain.
The price may seem high but if you see what goes into making this gorgeous wine it makes it seem like a steal. Grown on steep vineyards the grapes are handpicked and then sorted berry by berry and then transferred by gravity to tanks for fermentation. Ferrer Bobet practices strict organic viticulture with no insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.
I’m not sure I’d pair this wine with anything – it was delicious all on it’s own!
Elaine Bruce · Lori Kilmartin I can’t wait to try !!!
Beverly Asleson · Any new wines you’d trying?
Anthony White · Looks like fun!!!
Kim Filipovic Nice way to spend an afternoon!! We all need a Natalie in our lives😉
Lynn van der Linde the whites look a little less organized than the reds. I guess that’s what happens after a long first flight 😂
Frank Barry Let me know the wining wine!
Frank Barry Or the winning one!
Joanne Westmaas Pappas OMG that’s a lot of wine
Lynn van der Linde I can’t remember who of you likes Chardonnay, but I found a real California gem: Slow Press Chardonnay from Monterey, CA. Beautiful!