The Academie du Vin in partnership with the High Commission of Canada invites you to join us in the Club on Wednesday 11th May, as we explore one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.
In 1983, Bartholomew Broadbent, then based in Toronto representing the Symington Family Ports in Canada, opened a branch of L’Academie du Vin, the Paris wine school that Steven Spurrier had founded a decade earlier based on the teachings of his acknowledged mentor, Michael Broadbent. In 1986, with Bartholomew moving to San Francisco, the management of L’Academie was taken over by wine lover, businessman and 67 Pall Mall Member, Marc Nadeau.
Marc has since been actively involved in nurturing Canada’s position on the global wine stage, and has introduced many foreign winemakers, wine lovers and personalities to the Niagara, Price Edward county, Nova Scotia and Okanagan Valley regions.
To give Members a little background on Canada as a wine-making region, during the first half of the twentieth century, the temperance movement and the demand for fortified and sweet wines hindered the development of a quality table wine industry.
It was during the 60’s that this demand shifted from sweet and fortified wines to drier and low alcohol wines. There was significant growth and development within the Canadian wine industry during this time, with access to better grape varieties, disease resistant clones and in-depth viticulture research.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to what will be a fascinating evening of a whole host of fantastic Canadian expressions.
The wines we will be tasting:
Painted Rock Estate Winery
2017 Cabernet Franc
2016 Red Icon
2017 Munson Mountain Cabernet Franc
2016 Phantom Creek Vineyard Cuvée
2017 Pinot Gris
2018 CheckMate Attack Chardonnay
2018 CheckMate Opening Gambit Merlot
2020 Mission Hill Terroir Collection Cabernet Franc
Stratus Vineyards / Charles Baker Wines
2017 Charles Baker Riesling, Picone Vineyard, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Ontario
2017 Stratus Cabernet Franc, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
2016 Stratus Red, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
2019 Foxtrot Vineyards – Foxtrot Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Foxtrot Vineyards – Paddock Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Foxtrot Vineyards – Raisin d’Etre Vineyard Pinot Noir
Lightfoot & Wolfville
Lightfoot & Wolfville Brut 2016
Lightfoot & Wolfville Brut Rosé 2019
Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Chardonnay 2018
Bachelder ‘Les Villages’ Gamay Noir 2020
Bachelder ‘Les Villages Bench’ Chardonnay 2020
Bachelder Wismer-Parke Pinot Noir 2019
Haywire Secrest Mountain Chardonnay 2019
Haywire Gamay 2019
2019 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
2019 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir
2017 Haywire The Bub Traditional Method
2019 Haywire Secrest Mountain Chardonnay
2019 Haywire Gamay
Wednesday 11th May 2022
St James’s Room
18.30 – Walkaround tasting starts
20:30 – Walkaround tasting ends
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