May 17, 2012

Spring Dinner at Mistura


It’s that time again. Time for Toronto Vintners Club to clear out the surplus collection of premium vintage wines from our extensive cellar and drink them at Mistura Restaurant.  Chef Massimo Capra of Mistura Restaurant has prepared a menu of several signature dishes to compliment the fine quality of wines from our cellar and essentially, the wines are on us.

Mistura offers patrons “contemporary Italian cuisine reflective of a simplified, yet refined approach to taste.” The restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients and June’s menu should not disappoint. Since opening in 1997, Mistura has been accumulating rave reviews from fellow chefs and food critics, including Joanne Kates of the Globe and Mail. Kates ranked Mistura No. 18 on her Top 100 restaurants in Toronto for 2012 and No. 13 in 2011.

Reservations are restricted to 60 people only.  Price includes all taxes and gratuities.

Where: 265 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON
When: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 6:30pm – Reception, 7:00 PM - Dinner
Cost: TVC Members $115; Guests’/Non-Members $140 (all inclusive)

May 15, 2012

2001 Barolos Results, May 2012

This wasn't the first time - and probably won't be the last time - that Bernard Stramwasser of Le Sommelier Inc. was our guest speaker for a Barolo tasting. Previously it was the 1997 vintage and this time it was 2001! 

On May 15, 2012 we tasted wines from some of the Piedmont’s great wine producers Cavallotto, Marcarini, Ceretto, Giacomo Fenocchio, Paolo Scavino, Paolo Conterno, Giovanni Manzone, and Massolino.  Here's how we ranked the wines.

Name of Wine (in order poured)Group RankingGuest Ranking
A -
2001 Giacomo Fenocchio - Bussia        $37.95
B -
2001 Manzone - Le Gramolere             $44.95
C -
2001 Paolo Conterno - Ginestra           $54.00
D -
2001 Cavalotto - Bricco Boschis           $54.95
E -
2001 Massolino, Serralunga d'Alba - Barolo $57.93
F -
2001 Marcarini - Brunate         $59.00
G -
2001 Ceretto - Brunate            $83.69
H -
2001 Paolo Scavino - Carobric    $87.95