Saturday, April 2, 2011

Report from ... Ontario Wine Awards, The Last Day of Judging - March 27, 2011

The last day of the Ontario Wine Awards Judging is a more light-hearted affair then the previous two days, which seems to be a lot more serious.  The last day takes place in the catacomb-like confines of the Fine Wine Reserve in downtown Toronto and it's the sweeties that we are all putting to our collective noses and onto our palates.  Sure icewine is serious stuff, but once all 60+ wines are poured and those tropical-honey smells waft through the room, there is just a wave of good feelings that go through the place.

This year's Ontario Wine Awards will be held June 10, 2011 at Queen's Landing in Niagara on the Lake ... for details of the event visit:

What follows are a few pictures, before, during and after the tasting:

Look at all that icewine ...
Jimson Bienstock eyes a wine and then me
The Deacon raises his first glass of the day
Dick Snyder sniffs a glass
Tony Aspler stands on a chair to take in the action
Konrad grins mischievously as he contemplates the job ahead
Suresh Doss socializes ... on his phone
The Deacon ... after the tasting
Tony calculates the winners in his own private corner
We end this special day with a special wine

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