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NL - Seminar: Syrah: The future of “Big” Reds in British Columbia?
Sat, 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM MDT
Fifteen years ago, it is unlikely that many would even dream that Syrah grown in British Columbia could help draw international attention to the province’s burgeoning wine industry. But the grape variety is raising eyebrows. Fresh, elegant, nuanced, fruit-driven, peppery, meaty and expressive. Syrah’s ability to express the diversity of terroir that exists in the province is also becoming more evident. Join our experienced panel to taste and discuss Syrah grown in BC, the rewards and difficulties, the elegance that can be achieved in the province’s cool climate, where it does well and what is a global reference wine or style, not necessarily Syrah, that BC can look to and learn from to develop Syrah as a signature wine?
Panelists: Michael Bartier (Bartier Bros), Nikki Callaway (Quails’ Gate), Severine Pinte (Le Vieux Pin), Mick Luckhurst (Road 13), Sophie Laurent (Burrowing Owl), Andrew Windsor (Tinhorn Creek), John Skinner (Painted Rock), Bertus Albertyn (Maverick)
Moderator: Kurtis Kolt (Kurtis Kolt is a Vancouver-based freelance wine consultant, presenter and writer who received the Sommelier of the Year award from the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival).
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Reserve Syrah 2014
Quails’ Gate Syrah The Boswell 2014
Burrowing Owl Syrah 2014
Bartier Bros Syrah 2012
Road 13 Jackpot Syrah 2012
Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah 2013
Painted Rock Syrah 2013
Maverick Bush Vine Syrah 2014
*time, wine and panelists subject to change
*all tickets are non-refundable
*must be 18 years or older to purchase
*all seminars will begin promptly at the stated times. Please be on time.
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