Rosé at Rundle Wood – Aug 1, 2009

Grand Cru Rose Wine Cards 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009, 3:00 pm

Rundle Wood Gardens

1643 Altadore Avenue SW

(Corner of 16th Street and 46th Avenue SW)

$65.00 for Grand Cru Members/spouse

$75.00 for non-members

$35.00 for non-drinkers

To reserve your spot (event is limited to 24 people)


or telephone: 403-243-9982

Ahh!  Summer time and the living is easy… Please join Llyn & Rod for Rosé at Rundlewood. Somehow, a glass of lightly chilled rosé is the perfect thing on a warm summer afternoon. In recent years the selection of rosé wines available in Calgary’s fine wine shops has multiplied exponentially. Gone are the days of nothing but vapid white zinfandel and carbonated pink fizz! Wine drinkers have re-discovered the classic rosés of the Mediterranean like Bandol and Tavel and talented wine-makers around the world are using premium grapes and refined techniques to produce wines of great variety and interest.

Most still rosés are made by bleeding off the lightly coloured juice produced from short maceration of red grapes. Others are a blend of white grapes with just enough red grapes to tint the wine with a blush of coral pink.

We will be tasting ten rosé wines each accompanied by a matching small nibble that is designed to complement each of these most versatile and food-friendly wines. We will be pouring wines from all over the world including a Zweigelt rosé from Austria – delicate and pale but bursting with the scent and flavour of crushed wild strawberries, then a more deeply coloured and concentrated  wine that is redolent of ripe culivated rather than wild strawberries.  Among others, there will be wines from the USA (including one from Virginia!),  another from Alezio a DOC from south eastern Italy made from Negroamaro and Malvasia nero grapes and a rustic deeply coloured wine from Spain, mostly Garnacha with some Merlot and Syrah.  We will also pour classics from Bandol and Tavel to round out the afternoon.

We look forward to seeing you in August, space is limited so sign up soon.

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Members/Spouse ______ @  $65.00   $_______

Non-Members      ______ @  $75.00    $_______

Non-drinkers        ______ @ $35.00     $________

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Mail cheque payable to: The Grand Cru Society to:

mail your cheque to

Llyn Strelau

1643 Altadore Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2T 2P8

The Grand Cru Society is dedicated to the tasting of fine wines and encourages moderation in drinking. This venue has been chosen for accessibility to public transit and taxis. Please be aware of your responsibilities.


We were blessed with glorious weather and the 25 members and guests enjoyed 10 rosés from around the world, each paired with a small bite to complement the wine. Following is a .pdf file with a list of the wines, some tasting notes and the food pairings:

Grand Cru Rosé Wine Cards 2009

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