Best Wine Descriptors from the IVWA
Our judges at the International Value Wine Awards used some pretty creative words to describe the wines they tasted this year.
We asked some of our judges to tell us about funny or weird wine descriptors that they heard while wine tasting this week. The submissions ranged from humourous, to bizarre, to inappropriate, to downright incomprehensible - but we thoroughly enjoyed reading them and wanted to share some them with you.
"Wrestles it down like an alligator and pins it to the floor." - John Szabo
"Volcano pie" - John Szabo
Baby barf, singed ironing - Steve Thurlow
The Judges' Picks for Most Promising Wines
After the preliminary round, a few of our judges told us about the flights that they found most promising.
Our judges are tasting a lot of wine this week at the International Value Wine Awards. If you're been watching the twitter hashtag #IVWA, we're sure that you will have seen a mix of positive and negative opinions on some of the wines that they have tasted.
Coming out of the preliminary round, we wanted to clarify how our judges really felt. If they had to choose, which wine flights were the most promising? Here are some of their answers.
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson: "Syrah flight was great - lots of promise for the finals!"
What Happens with the Results from the IVWA?
Where, when and how you can stay on top of the results from the IVWA
So, we've been blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, and flickring about the International Value Wine Awards. You may been wondering, "Okay, what happens next?"
In short, what happens next is that you will be able to see the results of the competition in the October/November issue of Wine Access. Yes, you have to wait that long, but isn't it suspenseful?
Here's what you can expect in the issue:
IVWA Dinner: Kensington Riverside Inn
Continuing the IVWA dinner series, the judges and Wine Access team headed to the Kensington Riverside Inn for dinner with Wines of California
On Wednesday night, the IVWA crowd headed to the Kensington neighbourhood in Calgary to have dinner at the Kensington Riverside Inn. And it was a truly great evening.
IVWA Dinner: Q Haute Cuisine
The IVWA judges and the Wine Access team headed over to Q Haute Cuisine for the next dinner of the competition
On Tuesday night, the judges and Wine Access staff headed over to Q Haute Cuisine, right on the Bow River next to Eau Claire Park in Calgary.
Chef and Proprietor Michele Aurigemma put together this menu:
First course: Heirloom tomato terrine with watercress purée, seared jumbo scallop with boar bacon salad
Second course: Coquille filled with duck confit, fois gras and apricot, red wine gastrique
Where to Buy the 2010 Canadian Wine Annual
The 2010 Canadian Wine Annual is here! Buy it in stores today.
Want a mix of comprehensive wine listings, trustworthy recommendations on where to eat and stay, and authoritative wine rankings?
Pick up your copy of the 2010 Canadian Wine Annual today!
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