It’s Our 25th Anniversary, and that time of year again!
To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are hosting a wine tasting about our LE18 Collection wines. We are very pleased that the accomplished Tim Ellison will be hosting the fun and informative presentation about these exceptional wines. Each wine will be paired with an appropriate food item in order that the wines can be appreciated to the fullest extent. The number of tickets are limited so don’t hesitate getting yours.
Great Wine, Great Food & Great Company!
WHEN: November 25th @ 3:30pm-6:00pm
WHERE: Brocklehurst Activity Centre 9A 1800 Tranquille Road
HOW YOU CAN ATTEND: The cost is only $15 but tickets need to be purchased in advance at either one of our locations or over the phone.
WHAT WILL YOU BE TASTING?
Unfortunately we are unable to serve the actual LE18 wines so we have sourced commercial equivalents that are similar (but of course not quite as good!) as the wines that you will be making. The LE18 Collection wines are a limited reserve and must be pre-ordered by November 30, 2018 to purchase.
CALIFORNIA BLACK CAB
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 2019
Black Cab is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied red wine revered for its floral aromas and earthiness, with tart red berry and lively acidity.
The wine we will be sampling is Rigamarole Red 2018 (BCLB sku 818641) and will be paired with meat & mushroom pizza.
NEW ZEALAND FUMÉ BLANC
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 2019
Don’t let the name fool you – though ‘Fumé’ means ‘smoke’, don’t expect a smoky white wine. Coined in the 1960s to denote a new and different style of dry, oaked Sauvignon Blanc, the name is derived from Pouilly-Fumé, a popular French appellation that specializes in a similar style wine.
The wine will be sampling is Mondovi Fume Blanc (BCLB sku 221887) and will be paired with an appetizer of garlic shrimp.
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2019
This wine is a charismatic blend of Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pais. Carménère, the signature Chilean grape, delivers jammy raspberry and herbal spice. Cab Franc brings bold cherry, juicy berry and acidity, while Syrah lends intense black fruit flavours and tannin.
The wine we will be sampling is Casillero del Diablo Reserva Devil’s Collection Red (BCLB sku 362913) and will be paired with 1/2 of a mini-burger.
BODY: MEDIUM – FULL
CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY GEWÜRZTRAMINER
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2019
Symphony is one of California’s hidden gems bringing peach, apple and tropical fruit flavours, it is a natural and perfect complement to Gewürztraminer’s characteristic lychee notes. An aromatic blend with floral and juicy peach aromas, this off-dry wine deliciously combines lush tropical and stone fruit flavours.
The wine we will be sampling is Ironstone Obsession Symphony California (BCLB sku 355784 – delisted) and will be paired with an appetizer of barbecue nuts.
SWEETNESS: OFF – DRY
BODY: LIGHT – MEDIUM
ITALIAN BARBARESCO STYLE (with Grape Skins)
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 2019
Widely regarded as one of Italy’s top wines, the Barbaresco style is undeniably delicious. Made with Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most respected and most loved red wine grape, this wine exudes intense aromas of juicy cherry combined with toasty oak and spice. The sumptuous palate seduces with cherry and ripe red berries, liquorice, baking spice, leather and earthy notes. The wine we will be sampling is Langhe Nebbbiolo (BCLB sku 42655) and will be paired with aged gouda.
OAK: MEDIUM – HEAVY
If you are unable to make it to this fabulous event but still would like to sample the wines we will be serving BA will help you out. Just go out and buy the wine that you would like to try and for each one you buy we will give you a $10.00 credit on kits that you purchase – only 1 $10.00 credit per kit purchased.
Hoping to see you there!
Kevie, Kristen, Jeff & Kevin at BA Brewmaster
& Nadine at BA Winexpert
When you are ready to order from our LE18 Collection you can email us at info@babrewmaster or call either location:
BA Brewmaster – Sahali – 250.372.2739
BA Winexpert – Valleyview – 250.314.6629