Monday, February 8, 2010
Report from ... Cuvee Media Preview Tasting – February 3, 2010
Two tastings today … the first was the Cuvee preview tasting; for those who do not know what Cuvee is it’s lovingly referred to as the Oscars of the Ontario wine industry: the winemakers taste and give out the awards to their peers (this would make the Ontario Wine Awards the Golden Globes – because those awards are handed out by the press - if you are looking for a comparison). Anyway, the preview tasting consisted of 56 wines – the top score getter from each of the wineries entered … the only complaint I have ever heard about this competition is that it is very Niagara-centric; but aside from some sour-grapes it’s a fun night for all involved. Details can be found at www.cuvee.ca and reviews of the wines I felt were truly the best will appear in my newsletter and on the Weekly Wine Note blog and podcast over the next few months … so be sure to check those out. Sign up for the OntarioWineReview newsletter here.