Sep 22, 2010

2000 Red Bordeaux / 35th Birthday!

We had a large turnout for our 2000 Bordeaux tasting on September 21.  By all accounts, everyone enjoyed the wines (rankings will be updated on our website and Blog very soon) and the speaker, Ian Hanna, educated and entertained us with some very interesting, amusing and personal tales of some of his visits to Bordeaux as well as giving us tips on what to look for in these wines and sharing his comments on each wine.   A tribute was paid to founding member, Ted Turner, who passed away on September 11.  Long-time, former member Bob Moore, pointed out that virtually every other wine club was started by someone who was once a member of TVC in its early days.  A memorial service for Ted will be held at St Mark's Church in Niagara-on-the- Lake next spring TBA. Donations in Ted’s memory to 'The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada' or Canadian Blood Services would be appreciated.

Because it was TVC’s 35th birthday, we gave away some lovely prizes!  Our guest speaker drew the first name out of the bag  -  and it was his own name! However, he graciously drew another prize winner instead:  a bottle of 2004 Ch. Beauregard (Bordeaux) went to Harry XanthisJohn Macdonald, David Gotfrid and Stephen Tobe were the other lucky door prize winners of some lovely wine paraphernalia.  All were TVC members.

The reception wine, supplied by John Hanna and Sons Ltd., was a Spanish red wine, 2008 Bodegas Cataňo Hécula Monestrell available from Vintages (Product # 718999) for a mere $13.95! It was outstanding and great value for money!

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