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Canadian Opera Company - Fine Wine Auction

Date: Tue, Apr 1, 2008 Wine Tasting

The Canadian Opera Company's annual fine wine auction is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2008 and is being held at Crush Restaurant. I haven't been to this auction before but ordered my tickets today. Tickets cost $35. Here's a snippet...

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Wine Confidential on CBC

Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2008 Wine Tasting

Last night, the CBC aired a surprisingly interesting 1 hour special dedicated to fine wine in full HD. The show was called Wine Confidential and featured interviews from Robert Parker (when he was up here last year for the Halpern...

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March Classics Collection

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2008 Wine Tasting

It's been pretty quiet of late, but Vintages has announced the March Classics catalogue… The much heralded 2005 Vintage of Burgundy features several Faiveley and Jadot selections. Expensive yes, indeed. It's quite a packed list actually with many interesting options...

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2005 Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux

Date: Thu, Jan 24, 2008 Wine Tasting

Vintages hosted members of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux for a tasting of the much hyped 2005 vintage. This event was held at the Four Seasons with decent, but far from complete representation from both right and left...

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Monday at the Miller

Date: Tue, Jan 8, 2008 Wine Tasting

It's hard to imagine that today's Miller Tavern bears any relationship to the old Jolly Miller tavern. The new place looks great with a warm bar lounge area on the main floor and proper restaurant seating upstairs. In the summer,...

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Crush Wine Bar

Date: Thu, Dec 20, 2007 Wine Tasting

We had a very nice meal at the Crush Wine Bar last week. What I like best about the wine program is that the list is quite broad covering old and new world but not so huge that you need...

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Vintages - Dec 8th Release - Update

Date: Thu, Dec 6, 2007 Wine Tasting

Interesting… The Vintages website has the listings for the release this weekend. It's split in two sections - the main release and "Our Finest". The Icons section holds the interesting collection of wines that will be available (other than the...

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Vintages December 8th Release

Date: Tue, Dec 4, 2007 Wine Tasting

Vintage Assessments regularly posts PDFs listing every new release expected at Vintages and I usually browse this to see if anything interesting is on its way. These days, I rarely find anything compelling enough to care as most of my...

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Le Clos Jordanne 2005

Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2007 Wine Tasting

Last year saw the introduction of the most hyped new wine project in Ontario - Le Clos Jordanne. Le Clos Jordanne is a partnership between Vincor Canada and Boisset France and focuses on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Well, it's another...

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Ritchies Auction 2007

Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2007 Wine Tasting

The annual Ritchies Fine Wine auction was very interesting for a number of reasons. Once again, I was shocked by the prices that the most famous lots went for compared to auctions down south or across the pond. It demonstrates...

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Back from the land of orphaned blogs…

Date: Wed, Nov 28, 2007 Wine Tasting

It's been a year since the last post, but I've had enough people push me to start the blog rolling again. The funny thing is that the overall scene hasn't changed very much but I very much enjoyed the recent...

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Gourmet Food & Wine Expo Tastings

Date: Mon, Nov 20, 2006 Wine Tasting

Just noticed the 'Tutored Tastings' offered at this years Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. There are a couple of interesting tastings for wine geeks, especially the tasting of the 2003 Bordeaux First Growths. We've signed up - hopefully the pours...

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Holiday 2006 Classics Collection

Date: Mon, Oct 30, 2006 Wine Tasting

It's been way too long since my last update, but Vintages has posted the lineup for the Winter/Holiday Classics collection. The Classics collection operates as a lottery for the most sought after wine so it's important to get orders in...

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