|The tasting book|
This was probably the most casual media event I've been to in recent history. It was small and intimate. There were individual tasting stations for each of the 8 steps of the Winefox tasting chart. Along with various bottles at each station, there were also delicious food pairings to match. Yum! Good thing I skipped lunch that day (well, if you minus the Starbucks cheese plate I ate at my desk).
|Cute tasting cards!|
|Eight Wine Bar|
|A kangaroo in the bar!|
On the site, there are lots of videos, including the unique Winefox tasting chart: www.winefox.ca/tools-tips/wine-101
Following the WineFox tasting chart, here were my personal favourites:
"Low temperatures and CO2 bubbles emphasize the brightness, making it oh so refreshing and fun."
Jacob's Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV $14.95
"You know that juicy, fresh burst of flavour you get from biting into a green apple? That's what these wines are like. Light, happy and refreshing."
James Oatley Tic Tok 2009 Sauvignon Blanc $14.95
|Loved the Pinot Gris|
"Just like jazz baby, it's smooth all the way. Medium-bodied, balanced soul. Blissed out and relaxed."
Cooralook 2008 and 2010 Pinot Gris $15.95
"Rich, deep and full-bodied. Like a plush velour throw on a cool winter's night. This wine comforts with joy."
Xandu 2009 Next of Kin Chardonnay $14.95
"It can be delicate. It can be powerful. It can be a symphony of delight for your palate. Vibrant wines sing with excitement."
Lenswood Hills 2010 Pinot Noir $17.35
Ok now that sounds funny
"With sweet fruit and soft tannins, these wines are the smoothest of operators."
Mitolo 2010 Junior Shiraz $16.20
"Intense and uncompromising. Strong tannins. Assertive flavours. A bully that will win you over in one sip"
Stone Dwellers 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon $19.95
|Matt Fowler's wife designed this |
label of the Shiraz
"Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch"
I made a small video at the event featuring Lindsay Gavey who is the brand manager at Winefox.ca as well as Matt Fowles, who represents Plunkett Fowles winery. Enjoy!
|Love the swag!|
For more information on Winefox.ca and Australian wine you can go to the links below. Both sites are well-developed and have a ton of information.
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