A vertical tasting of Cousiño-Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon, with video
I much prefer to go to technical tastings rather than winemaker lunches or portfolio tastings. You don’t have to be witty, chatty, or even civil, you can just taste the wine, write some notes and head home. That said, there is a place for the lunches and the dinners, but those are usually more about the people involved than the wines.
Tasting Henriques and Henriques wine on another great day in Madeira
After a full weekend of seeing the sights, I spent Monday with Humberto Jardim, the chairman of Henriques and Henriques Madeira. Heading to Câmara de Lobos in the early morning, we had a chance to visit the whole operation – tanks, barrels and the aging and the blending areas. While most wineries have their wine aging in gloomy cellars, in Madeira, you can have barrels aging in front of large picture windows or in the attics, rather than in a cool basement.
An introduction to proper wine tasting technique
Wine Access editors learn about tasting wine with a professional
On Monday afternoon, Keiron Gallagher, our National Account Executive, Claire Biddiscombe, our Editorial Assistant and I had the opportunity to taste a few wines with David Walker at his Calgary shop, 100 Wines by David Walker.
How we prepare for the Wine Access International Value Wine Awards
It takes a lot of work to move more than 3000 bottles of wine from the offices of Wine Access to MacEwan Hall at the University of Calgary. It takes even more work to get all those wines sorted, ordered and stickered for our panel to taste and judge.
The Wine Access team tried some delicious spring wines at the BCWI wine tasting
Last week, a few members of the Wine Access team headed over to the Calgary Stampede grounds to check out the British Columbia Wine Institute tasting.