Sample wine and food with 100 exhibitors at Fiesta Buckhorn: www.fiestabuckhorn.com
23-30: Cruise the Italian & French Rivieras with Edward
905 206 8244, x7.
20: Australian Wine Society BBQ, Scarborough Golf Club, 416 207
8: OIWSBA Golf & Dinner, Glen Eagle Golf Club, Bolton, 416
22- October 1: Niagara Wine Festival, 905 688 0212, firstname.lastname@example.org.
26: Australian Wine Experience, Toronto, email@example.com.
10: Mondia Alliance VinVino/ Barrique) portfolio tasting,
Rosewater Supper Club, Toronto, 416 598 0033, x230.
17: Cata Vinos de España, 416 967 0488.
21: Spirit of Toronto 2006, Thomson Hall, annual whisky gala,
613 729 7042, www.spiritoftoronto.ca.
23-26: Gourmet Food & Wine Show, Metro Convention Centre, 1
866 414 0454, x316, 905 634 8003, x316, www.foodandwineshow.ca.
23-25, 2007: Toronto Wine & Cheese Show, International
Centre, 905 815 0017, 1 800 265 3673
2,000 pounds of
Chinese soup = Won Ton
Ontario Wine Awards
NV Trius Brut; Dry Riesling: Flat Rock 2004 Nadja's Vineyard;
Mountain Road 2004 Botrytis Affected;
Other White: Lakeview
2005 Kerner Morgan Vineyard;
Magnotta 2004 Medium Dry Special Reserve;
Pinot Gris: Vineland
Creekside 2004 Reserve; Oaked Chardonnay
Under $20: Creekside 2004
Over $20: Peller 2004
Signature Series Sur Lie;
Château des Charmes 2004 Musqué;
Gamay: Mountain Road 2002
Pinot Noir: Inniskillin
2003 Montague Estate;
Red Hybrid: Henry of
Pelham 2004 Reserve;
Cabernet Franc: Stoney
Ridge 2004 Reserve;
Peninsula Ridge 2002 Reserve;
Merlot: Lakeview 2002
Reserve Butler's Grant Vineyard;
Syrah/Shiraz: Lailey 2004
Meritage: Stoney Ridge
2002 Founder's Signature Collection;
Late Harvest White:
Hillebrand 2004 Late Harvest;
Select & Special Select Late
Harvest: Hernder 1999 Special Select Late Harvest Riesling;
Vidal Icewine: Coyote's
Run 2004 Barrel Fermented;
Château des Charmes 2002 Riesling;
Small Crush, Dry White:
Creekside 2004 Pinot Gris Reserve;
Small Crush Dry Red:
Creekside 2002 Lost Barrel Red;
Best Label Design: Norman
Hardie 2004 Pinot Noir;
Wine Journalism: Konrad
Sommelier of the Year:
Peter Bodnar Rod;
Wine of the Year: Château
des Charmes 2002 Riesling Icewine;
Winemaker of the Year:
Jean-Pierre Colas, Peninsula Ridge.
*10 cards = 1 decacards
To The Beaune
Edward and Howard Milstein, Americans with a passion for wine, have
acquired the Beaune firm of Remoissenet Père & Fils.
Toronto-based agent Todd Halpern of Halpern Enterprises and Maison
Louis Jadot are minority shareholders. The acquisition includes a
million bot tles of Burgundy from 1950 to 1990 including Montrachet,
Clos- Vougeot, Grands- Echézeaux, Corton, etc. The cellars in
the centre of Beaune contain thousands of these wines.
managed by Roland
Remoissenet (75), the firm specialized in old vintages, two-thirds of
which went for export. Remoissenet also own a 2.5-hectare domaine which
includes Beaune premier crus such as Marconnets, Grèves and
Bressandes. Todd and his brother Colin are best known in Ontario for
selling more Consignment wines, by value, than any other agency.
stellar 90- plus client
list includes Antinori, Ceretto, Maculan, Vega Sicilia, Dominio Pingus,
Ramonet, Vogüé, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Dujac,
Churchill Port, Silver Oak, Firestone, Burge, and Pillitteri.
nickels = 1 paradigms
Sweet Spot For Yquem
A collection of every vintage of Château d'Yquem since 1860,
rivaling the winery’s own library, is going on sale. The most exquisite
of Sauternes, Yquem is known for its longevity. The London-based
Antique Wine Company, which has assembled the collection, has not
decided whether how the wine will be sold. Many vintages are a single
bottle but cases can be supplied for 50 vintages.
Vegas casino owner
bought a similar collection in 1996 for US$1m. The ‘67s fetch auction
prices in excess of $12,000 per case.
distance between jokes = 1 straight line
Thieves in a truck posing as contractors made off with 300 cases of
Lanson Champagne worth $180,000 from Wimbledon.
unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
‘n Jazz al Fresco
Château des Charmes’ Canadian Smooth Jazz Concert Series gets
under way in the Vineyard Courtyard for three outstanding Sunday
afternoon concerts with Robert Michaels, Rick Emmett and Carol Welsman,
raising funds for the St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation – July
16, August 13, and August 20. Call 1 866 234 2360.
Hillebrand’s jazz, wine and food summer, in its 17th year, begins July
8 & 9. The line-up includes the Jake Langley Quartet, Heather
Bambrick, the David Braid Sextet, and the Heimlich Manoeuvre. 1 800
582-8412 or www.hillebrand.com
*Time between slipping on a peel and
smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
From a wine writer’s blog: “Deborah Paskus’s Chardonnays are immense,
mouth-filling wines with concentrated PREACH, apricot and tropical
fruit flavors . . . Wines of meditation, perhaps!
an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
Rod Phillips’ new Ontario Wine Country is a feast for the eyes. Like
all books, of course, it’s out of date already, but not to worry, it
would make a luscious visual companion for Konrad Ejbich’s text-driven
Pocket Guide to Ontario Wines, Wineries, Vineyards & Vines, already
Loraine Parow’s wine country photography is the sensuous, full-color
thread that links the energy and passion of our emerging wine regions,
the Peninsula, Erie North Shore, Pelee Island and Prince Edward County.
Whitecap, 192 pages, $29.95, call 416 469 1555, x23.
*1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig
Britt Karlsson of BKWine, is offering three wine/gastronomy tours this fall: The Northern Rh┘ne, September 27 - October1; Bordeaux at Harvest Time, October 11-15; and Portugal: Wine, Food and History, October 18-22. www.bkwine.com/wine_tours/wine_tours.htm, They're run by a Swedish woman who has organized close to a hundred wine tours.
LCBO Tops $3.6 Billion
The LCBO made a record $3.659 billion in sales in fiscal 2005-06., netting $1.197 billion and delivering $1.2 billion to the Ontario government Spirits rose 3.6%. Wine is up 3% and Ontario VQA wines are up 7%. Beers, coolers and ready-to-drink cocktails rose 4.1%. Vintages sales increased 15%.
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