Obscure Whites @ Rundle Wood
      Jul 31, 2010


The weather gods were with us and we had a perfect afternoon. The event started at 2.00 pm and ended around 8.00 pm!! We enjoyed 10 ‘Obscure White Wines” with accompanying bites of food. Following is a link to a .pdf file of the wines we tasted, some tasting notes, source and approximate price along with the appetizers that we paired with the wines. Most of the recipes were taken from two books:

bite size by Francois Payard

party bites by Lydia Francie

Obscure Whites Wine and food pairings

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 2:00 pm

Rundle Wood Gardens

1643 Altadore Avenue SW

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


$65.00 for Grand Cru Members and 1st guest

$75.00 for non-members and additional guests

$35.00 for non-drinkers

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

email:  events@grandcrucalgary.ca

or telephone: 403-243-9982

You will receive a confirmation email.

Please include the number and names of the attendees.

Ahh! Summer time and the living is easy… Please join Llyn & Rod at Rundlewood for an A-Z primer of white wines made from rare, unusual and obscure grape varieties from around the world. We will start our alphabetical journey with an Ansonica from SW Tuscany with suggestions of flowers, white peaches, smoke, mineral and mint and finish the afternoon with a passito-style dessert wine, made from Zibibo grapes from the island of Pantelleria which has the rich flavours of dried apricots with notes of truffled honey, white rose petals, and reduced figs. Some of the other wines to taste include Torrontes from Argentina, Verdejo from Rueda in Spain, Gros Manseng from France, Greco Bianco from Calabria , a sparkler made with Mauzac from the Languedoc and Arneis from Piemonte.

The range of flavours from these relatively unknown grape varieties is fascinating and we will provide a matching nibble of food with each wine selection to show their versatility.

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

Mail your cheque (payable to the Grand Cru Society) to:

The Grand Cru Society

c/o 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.