Myself, Chantal and Citytv host, Jill Belland
One of the perks of being a blogger is having access to some of the hottest events/parties going on in the city. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of being invited for media tasting at Winefest at the Big Four Building on the Stampede Grounds in Calgary. Winefest is a unique yearly event that gives consumers the opportunity to try some of the newest wines with knowledgeable experts on hand to help with tasting notes and any other questions you may have. It was my first time attending Winefest and I have to say I was very impressed with the different vineyards and what they had to offer. Here are three of my favorites from that night.
Two of my favorite wines came from Cupcake Vineyards; a vineyard I had never heard of before. I was drawn to their booth because of their decadent sounding names. Angel Food is a luscious chardonnay with hints of vanilla and baked apples which made for a creamy mouthful, while their Red Velvet, a sweet blend of Merlot, Cabernet , Zinfandel and petite Sirah which had hints of chocolate, berries and sweet fruit was reminiscent of chocolate cupcake and left me wanting more.
I had such an amazing time at winefest and left with a wealth of knowledge on different wines, bubbles, ports and such and now have a few new favorites for my upcoming house warming party.
Until next year!