Cabernet Franc Challenge - Day 1 - Ontario Wine Review
Date: Nov 08/07, Thu Time: 07:00:00-10:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Cabernet Franc Challenge – It was time to be Franc … or at least pick the best.
Starting today, participants convened at the Fine Wine Reserve over the course of 5 nights to taste over 40 different wines from 34 Ontario wineries.
The wines were broken down into 3 categories:
Cabernet Franc Franc Blends Franc Reserves
Each night, 7 to 10 different wines were tasted blind. Then, each taster decided on a scale from 1 to 10:
1) do you like it 2) would you buy it 3) is it good value
Not a reviewer’s challenge, but a people's challenge – judged by ordinary wine lovers - a great concept.
The event was hosted by the Grape Guy himself, Michael Pinkus from the OntarioWineReview. We all enjoyed his interesting and informative talk about Cabernet Franc, it's history and future in Ontario
Each evening started with a wine and cheese reception and ended with an After Party where we mixed and mingled for coffee and dessert - featuring some special bottles of wine from area fruit wineries, Balderson cheese, some sweet treats and coffees from Raymond Emes & Co. A fine time was had by all.