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From Sunday 20 through Thursday 24 December we’ll have a bottle of wine open each day from 4pm for customers to sample.
Current schedule (may change but there will be at least one each day)
Sunday 20 – Villa Theresa Prosecco – our most popular sparkling wine
Monday 21 – Montresor Del Nago – organic Italian red back in stock after several months
Tuesday 22 – Bleasdale Frank Potts – Australian Cabernet Sauvignon blend, one of the missing wines from our recent Australian tasting
Wednesday 23 – Lujuria – Spanish Merlot/Monastrell, good value wine
Thursday 24 (from 1pm) – Friexenet Cordon Negro Cava
Domaine Marcilhac Cuvée Prestige – super French red from Cahors the spiritual home of Malbec. Tasted this last month and thought it ideal for Malbec fans interested in expanding their horizons. 100% Cot noir (malbec). Produced and bottled en domaine.
Ironstone Reserve Rous Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel – Tasted this at the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) tasting and was simply the best of the eight super wines presented in my opinion. This is a single vineyard product produced from vines planted in 1909. Perfect Christmas present for the Zin Fan – not widely available either.
Bleasdale Langhorne Crossing Generations Shiraz – A rich, cellarable Aussie red. Will be opening a bottle for tasting Christmas week.
Will have lots of new wines at end of this week and in next 3 weeks too. Swing by and check out our selection
Next free tasting is this weekend, Saturday November 28 2-5:30pm in store
Bleasdale Winery Portfolio tasting
The Bleasdale Winery produces wine in Langhorne Creek, South Australia. The Potts family have owned and made wine there for 5 generations. I had the pleasure of meeting Robbie Potts, brand ambassador and brother of the current winemaker, at a wine tasting in September. True salt of the earth character – one could easily visualise a bush hat with corks swinging from it as his normal attire 🙂
Planned for the tasting will be the following:
Chardonnay/Riesling blend (white)
Langhorne Crossing Shiraz/Cabernet/Malbec blend (red) – this is a popular wine in our store
Malbec – Although the winery has used Malbec in its blends for some years this is their first single varietal wine produced from this grape. I scored 2 cases out of 28 shipped to BC. Rivals Argentinian Malbecs and at under $20 and well worth trying.
Frank Potts – named after the founder of the winery, its 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot/Merlot
Generations Shiraz – this is their icon wine – gorgeous.
All these wines are great value across a spectrum of style and price. Hope we’ll see you Saturday
Malbec Taste-Off on Saturday December 5th, featuring 3 Malbecs (so remember to make notes on the Bleasdale). Two will be from Argentina and one from Cahors in France – the spiritual home of Malbec. We will be sending an eGrapevine reminder next week on this one.