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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