2001 Port a Hit @ Guild BBQ!!!

Posted by Airdrie Store - Pat Morrison - full access, July 17th, 2011 | 1 Comment

What a beautiful evening for our annual Wine Guild BBQ on Sat July 16th!   And the response was amazing : 20+ people showed up in the awesome backyard of Craig & Cari.    The table was groaning with the amount of food and people brought some very nice wines from their cellars.  

This was the first time I tasted the Limited Edition Austrian Gruner Veltliner and the Limited Edition Australian Shiraz Viognier.   Both were very nice indeed!    But the "wine of the night" was from Ken Gibson ( who has taken Winemaker of the Year on several occasions ) - a 2001 Vintage Demerara Port, made from scratch with Saskatoon berries.    It was smooth as silk with a luscious nose and berry flavours.   Given the age of the wine, there was a distinct bloom ( shedding ) along the inside of the bottle.  It was really hard getting the bottle away from Ron, but we managed!  And, it was nice to see that Ken has made a lot of New Best Friends!!!!!!!  :o)

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer - the holidays, the BBQs ,the road trips - however you have chosen to spend your summer - even if it's just enjoying your fine wines out on the deck or patio.     Cheers!


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Terésa Cerveza wrote on Jul 28, 2011 10:40 PM:
Totally agree on the outstanding quality of both the limiteds you mentioned, especially the Shiraz-Vigonier! I'm kicking myself for not being there to try Ken's Port. Sounds like it was amazing... "Wine of the Night", eh? Hmmm, Ken, whaddaya say...are you willing to share your secret recipe??? CHEERS

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