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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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

Afternoon Flight to Mendoza Argentine wine tasting ontario

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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