Wine Events

An Evening at the Drew House: Epilogue

September 19th, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Wine Events

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Along with an outstanding five course meal, Woodside Wine Appreciation Club members experienced some delightful artisan wines from Los Cerrillos, Tempus Alba, and Clos de Chacras, and also had an exciting first look at (and taste of) Argentina’s signature white varietal – torrontes.

We’d like to once again thank our hosts for the evening, Roger and Kathleen, for providing such a lovely venue and menu. The food was fabulous, and the ambience at the scenic and historic Drew House in Elora, Ontario was truly enjoyable.

Drew House Woodside Wine Club Dinner Elora

Between courses (the delicious creations of esteemed chef Roger Dufau) , members were shown brief slideshows depicting the source of the grapes, photos of the winemakers, and more.

The highlight of the evening came toward the end of the gathering, when the award-winning Clos de Chacras Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 was served. This full-bodied, spice and fruit-forward gem was awarded the Argentine Wine Awards 2008 Trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon.

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As you read this, the Serrera Torrontes 2008 is being bottled. We’re looking forward to its arrival in Ontario in the coming months, and especially anticipating enjoying it all through next summer.

Orders will be processed and we’ll contact you with details soon!

On behalf of all members, a special heartfelt thanks goes out to all who helped out, including Alejandra and Stephan, Eric and Amanda, Renee and Ken, Marie, and our very special guest Chrissie from Hacienda Del Plata.

Photos by Eric St.Aubin.

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Club News – September 2008

September 3rd, 2008  |  Published in Site Announcements, Wine Events

Greetings, wine enthusiasts,

Club Newsletter #3 is now available. It includes updates on order status, and details some exciting new events and wines coming our way, as we enjoy the lovely yet waning days of summer.

Custom Tutoured Tastings Now Available

August 19th, 2008  |  Published in Wine Events

Custom Tutoured Wine Tastings Toronto

If you’re interested in a intimate Argentine wine tasting with friends and/or family, we now do in-home, facilitated wine tastings, which include the following:

- 4-5 wines
- specialized crystal tasting glasses
- white table cloth
- white napkins
- tasting notes and pencils
- natural spring water and bread

We provide this service for groups of 8 to 10 people, at a fee of $35 per person.

Customized programs include:
- a spectrum of wines: whites, rosados, and reds
- a bodega selection: several wine varietals from one winegrower
- a specific varietal: one type of wine (e.g. Malbec) from different winegrowers
- a varietal selection: different wines from different winegrowers

Please contact us for more details or to schedule a tasting.

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Dinner & Tasting Event: An Evening at the Drew House, September 13th

July 28th, 2008  |  Published in Wine Events

Drew House Argentina Wine TastingThe Woodside Wine Appreciation Club is eagerly anticipating our next unique wine tasting and fine dining experience, featuring five selected, Argentine wines accompanied by exquisite, local cuisine prepared by Chef Roger Dufau at The Drew House in Elora Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 6:30 PM.

There’s a limited number of seats, so please contact us promptly to ensure participation.

The cost for the evening is $105.00 per person. Consider sharing this exclusive dinner with your friends, as tables will be set to accommodate 8 individuals.

If you are planning to join us, please email us at Woodsidewine@gmail.com. To confirm your reservation(s).

Accommodation can be arranged at:
Tynavon B&B (next door to the Drew House)
Elora Mill Inn (easy walking distance)
Fergus and Elora Bed and Breakfast Association (Elora B&Bs)

We look forward to seeing you at this outstanding late summer evening event!

Hasta Luego,
Woodside Wine Appreciation Club

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An Afternoon Flight to Mendoza: Epilogue

July 8th, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Wine Events

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We couldn’t have had a more beautiful day on Saturday. Over 40 Woodside Wine Appreciation Club members came together for a lovely afternoon “flight to Mendoza” to taste a wide range of varietals and blends from six artisan Argentine wineries. We went well beyond malbec, and were very pleasantly surprised by some of the wines we explored. Some highlights include:

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Reminder: “An Afternoon Flight to Mendoza”

July 2nd, 2008  |  Published in Wine Events

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A reminder for Woodside Wine Appreciation Club members: if you’re planning to attend this Saturday’s “An Afternoon Flight to Mendoza” event, please RSVP as soon as possible so we can keep an accurate count of attendees and plan for food accordingly.

The long-term weather forecast currently predicts a gorgeous day on Saturday. We’re looking forward to a lovely afternoon together.

Hacienda Del Plata to be Featured in Documentary Film Premiere in September

July 2nd, 2008  |  Published in Argentina Tourism, Wine Events

Ruta 40 Argentina Film

In September, Quebec plays host to the Les Grands Explorateurs film festival – a francophone festival that showcases some of the best films documenting the vivid and exciting journeys of explorers to exotic locations including Russia, the Middle East, India, and Argentina.

On September 9, 2008 in Ottawa, Ruta 40: From the Altiplano to Tierra del Fuego (English translation here), a film that features the Hacienda Del Plata winery in Mendoza, will have its premiere screening.

Film producers √Čtienne Tr√©panier & Amy Arnold of Tenor Films, along with the Embassy of the Argentina in Canada, the Canada-Argentina Association, and Spectrum Wines invite you to watch the film and celebrate the premiere in style, with a special evening featuring Argentine food, drink and culture.

Please stay tuned for more information, including details on ticket sales, which will be sent within the coming weeks.

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