Upcoming Events

Super-Shiraz Me
A Special Tasting of Eight 2005 Shiraz.
Faculty Club, Thursday November 2, 2017

Super Shiraz Me, will be a special evening featuring eight 2005 Shiraz from South Australia wine regions, each from an outstanding year. Harvest 2005 had a good lead-in to the season with good winter and spring rains establishing favourable soil moisture levels in most locations. The ripening and harvest period was characterized by generally cool-to-mild conditions with the majority of regions benefiting from regular, refreshing rain. The cooler conditions provided a steady ripening environment in which superior colour, flavour, acid and varietal definition are developing in the grapes. So now we get to taste those wines that were made 12 years ago, and stored in our cellar.

Here are the wines:

BRL Hardy Chateau Reynella Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Fox Gordon “Eight Uncles” Shiraz, Barossa Valley
Jim Barry “The Lodge Hill Shiraz”, Clare Valley
Torbreck “Woodcutter’s” Shiraz, Barossa Valley
d’Arenberg “The Dead Arm” Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Heartland Wine “Director’s Cut” Shiraz, Langhorne Creek
Mitolo “Jester” Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Taylor’s Wakefield Shiraz, Clare Valley

The evening will start at 6:30 with a white reception wine, then the tasting starts at 7:00 p.m. Food will be served when we first start and then again before the second four wines.

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 $68.00 and Guests $75.00. Seating is limited to 60, so be sure to book early.

You can register on-line at https://supershirazme.eventbrite.ca or download and mail the Registration Form to Bernard Nottage to the address as noted on the

Future Events

December 9 - Christmas Holiday Dinner
Main Lounge at the Faculty Club.

January 26 (2018) - Australia Day Dinner and Celebration
Albany Club

February 27 (2018) - Joint Shiraz / Syrah tasting with the South African Wine Society

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