The Toronto Vintners Club is not just about wine tastings. Every now and then we pull some bottles from the cellar, collaborate with a local chef, and tailor a dinner menu to pair with the wines. Our June meeting was on a glorious Summer evening on the patio of our usual host: The Faculty Club, University of Toronto. We featured Australian and Washington Shiraz wines, having at least 10 years of bottle age. And what better to eat alongside such full-bodied wine but steak and salad?!
No tasting notes to share on the blog this month. The format for these meetups is different than the rest of the year. These patio dinners are about sitting with the friends we've all made at the Club, both old and new, and comparing notes about the bouquet and palate from the selection of wine chosen for your table. And how the food-pairing helps accentuate the wine's best features. We then share some of these exceptional wines with other tables - or wines that members have brought from their cellars. These meetups are a real opportunity to taste wines you'd not find at LCBO, as well as wines that have been aged beautifully by our wine-obsessed members.
I did take a couple of photos for you to see more about these evenings. It was a lovely way to finish out the first six months of the year of tastings. See you all again in September!
For a list of potential wines that were served this evening please see the original 'Bin Ends' listing: