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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.

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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…

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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..
    THANK YOU & JENNY! xo

    TStu

    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 : )

    Jenn

    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 😉

    Eano

    October 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm

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

    Valerie

    November 4, 2009 at 11:22 am


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