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A Special Tasting of
Four Aussie Shiraz vs South African Shiraz
Faculty Club - 21 February 2018


This will be a special evening featuring four Shiraz from Australian wine regions, each from an outstanding year and four classic South African Shiraz in a blind tasting, in a random order. We will see, swirl, sip and swallow then rank the wines on sheets provided, table score sheets will be collected, tallied and winners announced. 

Here are the wines from each Society, note this is NOT the pouring order. 

Wolf Blass Gold Label 2004 Shiraz/Viognier, Adelaide Hills 

Glaetzer Wallace 2005 Shiraz/ Grenache, Barossa Valley 

BRL Hardy 2005 Chateau Reynella Shiraz, McLaren Vale 

Craneford 2006 Basket Pressed Shiraz, Barossa Valley 

Graham Beck 2002 The Joshua Shiraz/Vionier, Robertson. 

Sequillo Cellars 2009 Red Syrah/Mouvedre, Swartland 

Hartenberg 2005 Shiraz, Stelllenbosch 

Kloovenburg 2006 Shiraz, Western Cape  

The evening will start at 6:30 with a two white reception wines from each club, Wakefield Estate 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley and Raats Family 2016 Original Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, then the blind tasting starts at 7:00 p.m. Food will be served at the completion of the taste-off. 

The Faculty Club is at 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto, 416-978-6325, one block south of Harbord, and east of Spadina Avenue. Metered parking on the surrounding streets, and TTC stops at Willcocks on Spadina. We will be upstairs for both the reception wine and the tasting. 

Price for this evening, all inclusive, with finger foods, Members $60.00 and Guests $70.00. 

Seating is limited to 60 in total from both clubs, so be sure to book early.  

Click here to register on-line, or download and mail the Registration Form to Bernard Nottage to the address as noted on the Form.  

Future Events

April 10* - Prix Fixe dinner at Sidecar Restaurant on College.

May 23* - Regional Tasting Event with Barossa Valley Wines at the Faculty Club

June 22 - Summer Solstice at the Faculty Club patio

August 19 - AGM, location to be announced.

*Dates are tenative


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