Cellar Selection Event – Sep 16, 2008

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 7:00 pm

Where: Willow Park Wines and Spirits, 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE

Price: $55

As suggested at the AGM last spring, we are holding an event to taste wines that could become part of the Grand Cru wine cellar. If added to the cellar, the wines would be used in a future event – either a dinner, a tasting or both.

We will be tasting 8 wines to determine their longer term cellaring potential. The wines will be selected by Peggy Perry, wine buyer at Willow Park, and they will be priced at no more than $75. We are confident that the quality will be excellent.

This will be both a structured tasting and an educational event, with discussion focusing on the aging potential of the wines we are tasting. We will be tasting the wines blind so we will not be influenced by the name or reputation of the wines.

Brian Heffernan, the Grand Cru Cellar Master, will be present to provide us with his insights into purchasing wine for cellaring. This is also a great opportunity to try wines that you may want to include in your own cellar.

Space is limited to 16 people so sign up early. This is a members only event. 

Email  events@grandcrucalgary.ca to confirm your spot before mailing your cheque to Craig McLurg.

Grand Cru Society
c/o Craig McLurg
5 Eagle Landing
Canmore AB
T1W 2Y1

One Comment

  1. Grand Cru Society
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

    The Cellar Selection Event was sold out and a success. The 16 people seated in the Boardroom at Willow Park Wine and Spirits were treated to the following wines:

    • Alter Ego De Palmer 2005, France
    • Chateau Troplong Mondot 2004, France
    • Spadafora Schietto Cabernet Sauvignon, Italy
    • Torres Mas La Plana 2000, Spain
    • Anakota Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon, California
    • Chateau Montelena 2004, California
    • Agentiera Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon (Antinori) 2005, Italy
    • Chateau Latour Martillac 2003, France

    The wines were tasted blind and the group decided that the best wine for the cellar was the Torres Mas La Plana. four magnums were purchased for the Grand Cru wine cellar. One magnum for a future tasting and three for a future dinner. Eight bottles of Antinori Argentiera were also purchased for the cellar.

    We also got to listen to Peggy Perry talk about wines all evening. She is so knowledgeable about different wines, vintages and when to drink them. It was quite fascinating.

    There are plans to have a similar event in 2009 to taste the 2005 burgundies. Anyone interested?