Archive for November, 2009

Club Order Status Update: November 2009

November 25th, 2009  |  Published in Club Orders

Orders placed this summer:

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the lengthy delay. Wait time for this latest club order has set records for longest ever. We’ve been in touch with the LCBO several times along the way, and the latest word is very encouraging: the wines are in Toronto, are in the queue for lab testing. They should be in our hands and subsequently in yours within the next 14 days (i.e. before the holidays!!).

When the LBCO releases the shipment, we’ll contact you and arrange for delivery.

Upcoming buying opportunities:

We’re now in the process of compiling orders for our next group buy, which we hope to submit early in the new year. Members wishing to order wines for arrival in the spring should be sure to express intent and make deposits via our online shop.

Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2009: Bodega Clos de Chacras Earns a Gold Medal

November 25th, 2009  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Wine Events

Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2009
For the second consecutive year, an artisan Argentine wine from Bodega Clos de Chacras has won a gold medal in Ontario!

On the weekend of November 6, 7 and 8 this year, Spectrum Wines and the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club headed to the 24th annual Ottawa Wine & Food Show. We were pleased to learn that this year the 2006 Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the gold medal in the Cabernet $15-$20 category. (The 2005 Cavas de Crianza Merlot was awarded the gold for “best Merlot in the $15-$20 range” last year.)

It was great fun having some of our Ottawa-area members visit the booth, which again was part of the Embassy of Argentina group effort.

In addition to Clos de Chacras, Ottawa wine enthusiasts were also able to sample small-production wines from Tempus Alba, Los Cerrillos, Serrera, and Hacienda del Plata all of which were very well-received.

A huge thanks goes out to club members Marg and Nil for all of their assistance at the show.

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