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You Can Pick Your Friend’s Wine

In July I posted about the Riesling tasting I had a small part in organising. Before that we did one for Cab Franc and both of these were pretty professional. Alex Harber put his top-notch wine mind to the task of creating a pleasing order, each wine had its own brown LCBO bag, and guests were given paper rating sheets.

Last weekend a smaller group of friends, me included, did the same on a much more casual scale. Each of us brought a bottle of red to be matched with a steak dinner and a bottle of white for the turkey we had the next night. The identity of our wine was disguised and after sampling we each picked a favourite.

Red wines

The reds were:

  • Henry of Pelham 2007 Cabernet-Merlot, Meritage (Niagara)
  • Open 2009 Cab 2 Merlot (Niagara)
  • Karlo Estates 2008 Cabernet Franc (PEC)
  • Ch√Ęteau la Commanderie du Bardelet 2008 (Bordeaux)
  • Ogier 2007 Heritages Cote du Rhone (Rhone)

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