This evening we will experience a range of eight outstanding Australian Cabernets, carefully cellared and now coming out into the world to be tasted. As an added bonus, Mr. John Tait our Cab expert Emeritus will be leading the tasting, followed by the ever popular Steak Frites Dinner.
Cabernet Sauvignon came to Australia with James Busby, (1801 -1871) who had written A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine and the Art of Making Wine. In 1830 he had published A Manual of Plain Directions for Planting and Cultivating Vineyards and for Making Wine in New South Wales (Sydney). It soon became apparent that this red grape was ideally suited to Australian conditions. Cabernet Sauvignon is considered one of Australia’s great red wines and is widely grown all over the country, from the cool climate of Tasmania to Western Australia. This results in a wide range of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon styles and regional characters, from elegant, medium-bodied examples through to full-bodied reds full of intense black fruit flavours, with oak to match and firm tannins. So join us on October 6th to explore eight outstanding Cabernets. ￼
The evening will start at 6:30 with a white reception wine, then the tasting starts at 7:00 p.m. Here is the line-up:
2002 Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, SA
2003 Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, SA
2003 Kilikanoon Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, SA
2003 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, WA
2003 Penfold’s Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon, Multi-district blend.
2004 Chain of Ponds Amadeus Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
2004 Sandleford Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Australia.
2003 Heath 100 Year Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, SA
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.
Price for this special event, all inclusive, with the Steak Frites dinner, Members $75.00 Guests $80.00. Seating is limited to 60, so be sure to book early.
The Annual Holliday Dinner and Dance is booked for the Faculty Club on Saturday December 6th and we have booked Mr. Ernie West as our DJ for the evening. Many of you will have talked to him in the past when he was Doorman at the Faculty Club.
￼Australia Day celebration will be in January at the Albany Club.
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