GSM is a name commonly used for a red wine consisting of a blend of Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah), and Mourvèdre. This blend originated from those used in some Southern Rhône wines, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Grenache is the lightest of the three grapes, producing a pale red juice with soft berry scents and a bit of spiciness. As a blending component, it contributes alcohol, warmth and fruitiness without added tannins. Shiraz can contribute full-bodied, fleshy flavours of black fruits and pepper. It adds color, backbone and tannins and provides the sense of balance such blends require. Mourvèdre contributes elegance, structure and acidity to the blend, producing flavours of sweet plums, roasted game and hints of tobacco. On Tuesday October 11, we will experience GSMs with a three course dinner.
The evening will start at 6:30 with a white Aussie sparkler reception wine and passed Hors d’oeuvres, and then we sit for dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Here is our menu with the wines:
Shrimp on the Barbie,
Margaret River Chardonnay marinated Grilled Shrimp, Mango Salsa and Lime Aioli.
Served with Kellermiester 2011 Barossa Valley Chardonnay
Roasted Saddle of Lamb
Served with Crashed Potatoes, Roasted Fennel and Shiraz Reduction.
2008 The Holy Trinity, GSM, Barossa Valley
2006 Yalumba Bush Vines Grenache, Barossa Valley
2004 Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache, McLaren Vale
1998 Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM Barossa Valley
Lemon & Honey Anzac Tart with Passionfruit Mousse
Coffee and Tea
Price for this special event, all inclusive, dinner and wines, Members $80.00, Guests $85.00. You can register on-line at https://gsmdinner.eventbrite.ca or download the Registration Form and mail to Bernard Nottage to the address as noted on the Form. Seating is limited for this event, so please book early.
Parking is available on the property at 171 Wilson Avenue, east of Avenue Road. 416-487-4581. Or by TTC, Take the subway to York Mills Station, Board the 96, 165 or 319 Bus, get off at Belgrave Ave. Cross the street to the Club on the south side of Wilson Avenue.
Tuesday, November 8 - Tasting
Saturday, December 10 - Holiday Dinner
Wednesday January 25th - Australia Day Celebration
March - Big Reds Tasting
April - Dinner at Evoo Restaurant
May - Regional Tasting
June - Solstice Dinner
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