Canadians encouraged to sip, swirl, and study during the National Tasting
There’s drinking wine, and there’s tasting wine. On Monday (October 21), Canadians have the opportunity to taste wines with the experts.
Australia’s Peter Lehmann Wines will host The National Tasting, an online, interactive event featuring a live-streaming wine tasting and discussion panel with some of the country’s leading wine experts.
The National Tasting will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. PT (7 to 8:30 p.m. ET). Experts—including Vancouver International Wine Festival executive director Harry Hertscheg, sommelier Samantha Rahn, and wine critics Anthony Gismondi and Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson—will be gathered at the Okanagan’s Cove Lakeside Resort.
Four wines will be tasted during the event: Clancy’s Legendary Red, which is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot; Peter Lehmann Wines’ Future Shiraz 2009; Peter Lehmann Wines’ Portrait Barossa Shiraz 2010; and B.C.’s Road 13 Vineyards’ Syrah Malbec 2009.
During the live tasting, the panel will address what to look for in a wine, the value of high-quality wines, and how to taste wine like a professional. Online participants are also encouraged to submit questions to the panel through the National Tasting website or by using Twitter and the hashtag #plwines.
Participation in the National Tasting is open to residents of Canada. The event is free, however participants must RSVP online.