Monday, September 30, 2013

Report from ... Best of Beamsville at EPIC Restaurant in Toronto - June 27, 2013

Beamsville invaded a downtown Toronto hotel (EPIC in the Fairmount Royal York) as 9 wineries showed up to pour nine wines with a few nibblies to go with them ... let's take a look:

The Wines (and their reps) ...
Greeted with a bottle of Fairmount bubbly (well a glass actually)
... made right her in Ontario
Fielding's winemaker Richie Roberts pours the first wine of the evening

The 2011 Pinot Gris (see review here)
Next up is the Thirty Bench display pouring one of their signature Rieslings
2011 Small Lot - Triangle Vineyard (see review here)
Malivoire's Shiraz Mottiar holds the Malivoire offering in his hand
... while holding up the bar with his elbow.
2009 Moira Chardonnay (see review here)
Bachelder wines was also in attendance,
though Thomas himself was away tending one of his
other projects in Burgundy or Oregon.
but his 2010 Niagara Chardonnay was definitely there and well received (see review here)
Joking around with Bernard Stramwasser of Le Sommelier (agent)
showing off the Hidden Bench wine of the evening.
2009 Felseck Vineyard Pinot Noir
It would not be a full invasion of the big city
without a little Organized Crime
who brought along their 2010 Cabernet Franc to showcase
Rosewood's own social bee, Krystina Roman,
does her best Vanna White impression with a bottle of ...
the 2009 Merlot Reserve
The rarely seen Rennie Estate Winery was there ...
pouring their appassimento-style Gaia
The Food ...
Seared Scallop App was the best bite of the night
I can't remember what it was but I do remember it was pretty good
A Couple of Candids ...
Shiraz talks Chardonnay with a guest and the rep from Bachelder
While Richie Roberts waves Mr. K away (or something like that)

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