Hello Again Fellow Tipplers,
We had to call-in sick for the last release – one of our palates was under siege by a nasty cold and the other one found that post-Christmas analysis demands left a bit of a bad taste in their mouth! We are pleased that we were able to attend the last tasting as the theme is “Popular Front- 22 customer favourites”. This had us tasting some great wines of yore and we happily trotted down memory lane. Another funny element of this tasting occurred in the tasting room. We arrived in the room and there were yellow caution tapes strung over the sinks warning us not to use them. We spit in the usual flagon that was then dispensed into a large trash can on wheels – GROSS! The jokes were flying as the province had just made the announcement that they are planning to sell the Queen’s Quay head office to developers to raise much-needed cash. The place really is a “Tear Down” judging by the state of the plumbing!
268540 De Stefani Brut Prosecco Superiore (Veneto, Italy) $17.95
This is a dry, pleasing Prosecco with apple, pear and pie spice notes. A great way to start the party off.
48801 Louis Bouillot Perle D’Ivoire Brut Blanc De Blancs (Burgundy) $18.95
Distinct citrus notes on the lees. Very well-balanced and good length. Score:90 (David Lawrason, winealign.com Aug 2010)