Want to try your own blind tasting?

May 23, 2013

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I assisted in hosting a wine tasting that included Pinot Noir, Syrah and Bordeaux varietals –  I provided the bottles from BC and a couple of the

guests provided their bottles of Napa wine.

What an exciting tasting – BC vs Napa!

We had the templates all made up at the store prior so when I arrived it was all laid out – Pinot #1 and #2, Syrah #1 and #2 and Bordeaux/Cab #1 and #2.

Of course I had to bring Riedel Varietal specific glasses so the eight of us sat down and had in front of us 2 Pinot glasses, 2 Syrah glasses and 2 Bordeaux.

We started the evening with Champagne (great palate cleanser) and then moved onto our first tasting: Pinot #1 and Pinot #2.

The brown bags were put on the upper area of the kitchen island and I poured each Pinot into the appropriate glass.  We then proceeded to taste.  It was great! At about a 50/50 split, I thought BC did really well, especially

finding out that the “Napa” Pinot they provided was not Napa at all – it was Russian River Valley!

(Remember my wine find in Maui – it was a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir). Not staying by the rules by I forgave them, after all, it was a Russian River Valley and that valley makes delicious Pinot!

Syrah – well of course I brought the 2010 Painted Rock Syrah – my very favorite.  What an elegant, delicious Rhone style of wine. I thought we knocked the Napa out of the park and so was the general consensus among the group.

Bordeaux? – I’ll give them that one – the Hunnicutt was a delicious bottle.

I do have to admit though, they brought out some pretty rare Napa wines for us to taste and my BC just came off the wine store shelf – so an amazing blind tasting and BC faired very well.

Want to try your own blind tasting?  We can help – let us know if you are interested and we can put some “pairing packages” together for you!

Red Wine With Riedel Sunday June 9th

Red Wine With Riedel is now SOLD OUT

Sunday June  9th from 6-8:30 pm

This event is a very special private event hosted by us and includes an amazing memorable evening with Stewart Risto, Regional Manager of Canada for Riedel, will be hosting this event

Stewart will guide you through a varietal tasting of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Bordeaux style blends as you taste through the difference a varietal wine glass makes.

We will be pouring some of the “Best of British Columbia” as our climate loves Pinot Noir, Syrah and Bordeaux style paired with cheeses and bread.

At the end of the evening you will receive one Vinum XL Pinot Noir glass, one Vinum XL Syrah glass and one Vinum XL Bordeaux glass valued at $130!

Tickets are $99 pp

 

“This past Sunday I had the opportunity for the 3rd time to attend “The Story of Riedel and the reason for the glass”. That is all I can think of to call it.  The tasting on May 5th was so fantastic! I was utterly blown away by this tasting and this was my third time!

First off, the wines we poured were amazing…the Cedar Creek 2008 Platinum Pinot Noir, the Painted Rock 2010 Syrah and the Church & State 2008 Quintessential.  Next the experience of tasting through each wine in each different glass just made such an amazing difference and the education that David from Riedel Presented….WOW!!!!!!

We have another scheduled for Sunday, June 9th from 6-8:30pm where again I will choose fine wines, preserves, oil and vinegars along with some organic bread and wonderful cheeses…  This time we are in for a real treat – Stewart Risto, Regional Manager of Canada for Riedel, will be hosting this event. I can’t believe he is flying in from Toronto to host our little store in Chilliwack!

Tickets are extremely limited so please book right away!  Price is $99 which gets you $140 worth of glassware to take home!  What a fantastic early Father’s Day present!” Kim Murphy owner of Sardis Park VQA

 

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June 5, 2013

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Vancouver Convention East

Come join us at the largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver!  More than 90 BC wineries will be pouring over 350 award-winning Wines of British Columbia.

Select restaurants will pair sweet and savoury dishes with BC VQA wines showing off the best of our region and representing dining hot spots from throughout BC!  Come and experience why BC food is designed for BC wine.

Click here to view participating wineries and resturaunts

Tickets are $75 with the Sardis Park Wines Promo code in store.  Bus Transportation from Sardis Park Wines $30 per person must

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be booked by this Sunday May 26.

To purchase tickets visit The Arts Club website

 

 

2nd Anniversary Wines & Pairings

Gray Monk 2009 Odyssey Rose Brut Bubblygone crackers 2

  • Vista Doro Turkish Fig Walnut Preserve
  • Gone Crackers Undressed Crackers
  • Farmhouse Baby Brie

Recline Ridge 2012 Bacchus

  • Vista Doro Heirloom Tomato & Chile Preserve
  • Gone Crackers Undresses Crackers
  • Farmhouse Camembert

Quail’s Gate 2012 Chenin Blanc

  • Farmhouse Herb Fromage Frais
  • Gone Crackers Parmesen & Rosemary Crackers

Stag’s Hollow 2012 Syrah Rose

  • Vista Doro Pink Grapefruit & Champagne Preserve
  • Gone Crackers Roasted Shallot and Herb Crackers
  • Cream cheese

Kraze Legz Black Bottom Stomp

  • Vista Doro Raspberry Merlot & Peppercorn Preserve
  • Gone Crackers Olive Oil and Black Pepper Crackers
  • Cream cheese

Black Hills 2011 Nota Bene

  • Gone Crackers Blue Cheese & Cracked Pepper Crackers
  • Smits & Co.w Aged Gouda

3-6 pm Fri April 26 Winery Tasting with Ron from Arrowleaf

2012 Pinot Gris
Ripe apple, pear, peach and delicate floral aromas. The palate shows good minerality and extract, with refreshing acidity and fruit flavours on the finish.   Serve with salmon, fondue or vegetable lasagne.  $17.95

2012 Bacchus
Fresh, floral, lively citrus and peach aromas.  Crisp, off-dry and very flavourful on the palate.  Delicious on its own or serve with appetizers, grilled vegetables or other lighter dishes.  $15.95

2012 First Crush Rose
This dry rosé is all about strawberry, cherry and tropical fruit aromas.  It is smooth and well-balanced with abundant fruit flavour on the palate.  $14.95

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2010 First Crush Red
Cherry, plum and raspberry aromas with vanilla and lightly spicy undertones. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate with sweet fruit flavours lingering on the finish.  Barbeques, picnics, first dates, second dates…weddings. Anniversaries too.  Silver – 2012 BC Wine Awards  $14.95