November 5, 2006

Blissfully Buzzed...

This week at the LCBO I continued my course on "Wines of the New World" on Monday, while on Wednesday I took a course called "Wine Spectator - Wines of 90 Points and Over". In the Wednesday course I was the youngest and least experienced person there. At least that is how I felt. It seemed that there are quite a few people out there who have the big bucks to blow on wine.

It is nice that our instructor's attitude about expensive wine, is that it is only worth it when it is phenomenal. He is all about getting the best "bang for your buck".

Here are some of the wines that I enjoyed.

New World Wines:

Toasted Head Chardonnay 2004 , California (594341)

Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon 2002, Columbia Valley, WA ( 332320)

Ridge 3 Valleys Zinfandel 2004, California (652875)

Wine Spectator Wines:

Pio Cesare Barolo 2001, Piemonte, Italy (736587) 94 Points

E&E Black Pepper Shiraz 2002, Barossa Valley, Australia ( 731620) 97 Points

Gerard Bertrand Banyuls Grand Cru 2000, Southern France (7310) 92 Points

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