Thursday, September 12, 2013

5 signs that your Sommelier is not very good

Here's some tell tale signs that your Sommelier is not very good.
  1. He describes his wine tastings as fun, interactive and "pants are optional"
  2. He thinks Gewurztraminer is one of the wizards from a Harry Potter movie.
  3. He doesn't know that the "t" in Merlot and Pinot is silent
  4. He uses body odours to describe wine aromas
  5. He describes the colour of a Chianti as "like that sweet 1976 red Camaro I nailed Suzy Wazawinski in at the prom. Budda Bing!" 
Here's my picks for this week

2010 Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon - Australia 

 Big flavours on this dark red Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in Goulburn Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Central Victoria and Heathcote. This dark red Cabernet has aromas of ripe black cherry and vanilla. The flavour is rich with cherry, dark chocolate and some black licorice. It has a long smooth dark fruit finish with well rounded tannin's
Price - under $20 (LCBO Vintages)
What else but a BBQ'd steak

2010 Ghost Pines Chardonnay -  California

With grapes harvested from Sonoma, Monterey and Napa this Chardonnay offers the best from each county. A golden wine with aromas of peach, apple and vanilla and a soft mouthfeel. This chardonnay got the full treatment with sur lies aging, Malolactic fermentation and barrel aging in french and american oak for that signature California oaked Chardonnay taste.
Price - under $20 (LCBO Vintages 308122)
Great with pan fried or grilled halibut