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yesterday was wine tasting day! i moved around the furniture in my tiny apartment to squeeze in almost twenty people—all to raise money for my bff Terra’s participation in the Easter Seals Drop Zone program.


Bishop’s Cellar in Halifax donated all the wine. if you’re on the east coast you must visit their shop—they offer a perfectly curated selection of wines and the staff is equally charismatic.

here’s what we tasted:
1. Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, a crisp and not-too-sweet Spanish cava.

2. Flatrock Cellars 2007 Seriously Twisted, which Jenny (my co-host and sommelier) tried a few weeks ago at their winery in Niagara and could not praise enough.

3. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2007, a wine i was instantly drawn to based on its serene grey label and smokey green bottle. it was fruity and sweet and also our splurge bottle ($29!)

4. J. Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah 2006, a full-bodied red that was still light to taste—no tannins here!

5. Goats in Villages Shiraz-Pinotaz 2007, perhaps chosen purely because we’re fans of the winery and its cheeky name. also, as it was the fifth wine we tasted, i can only recall that it was loved by all…


Written by Paige

September 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm

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  1. Yay! This looks delightful! And I am officially stupidstupid for not taking any pictures of mine..


    September 13, 2009 at 10:03 pm

  2. This was seriously the most fun…again again!

    Also..fantastic wine choices!

    Ashley C

    September 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

  3. Oh my gosh, I’m drooling. This looks amazing. I don’t know what I’d do without cheese : )


    September 21, 2009 at 11:40 am

  4. This was such a delicious day and incredibly informative on the wine front. And for such a good cause too. Man that Easter Seals charity is getting cooler support by the day 😉


    October 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm

  5. That table set-up is like all of my fantasies coming true at once. Sheesh.


    November 4, 2009 at 11:22 am

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