Victoria Wine Society Australian Varietal Comparison Tasting Sept. 27

Details about the next Victoria Wine Society tasting have just been released. According to VWS president Glenn Barlow, “It will be a regional varietal comparison of wines from Australia in a boardroom format, led by Sharon Mclean who just returned from an extensive tour of that country last spring. Australia has a multitude of micro climates and soil types that produce drastically different styles than the general stereotype. So the premise of this event is to taste an overview of wines that best express the diverse terroir Australia has to offer in our market.”

The tasting is scheduled for Monday, September 27, at 7 pm at the Ambrosia Events Centre (638 Fisgard St). Here’s the lineup:

2008 Brokenwood Semillon
2005 Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon

2006 Henschke Croft Chardonnay
2004 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay

2006 Langmeil 5th Wave Grenache
2003 Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache

2006 Two Hands Sophie’s Garden Shiraz
2005 John Duval Eligo Shiraz

2002 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Cab Blend
2003 Katnook Odyssey Cab Sauvignon
2005 Bird in Hand Nest Egg Cab Sauvignon

Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. To register for the tasting, payment must be received in advance to reserve a space, and there will be no exceptions, as availability is limited. For membership renewals and tasting fees, stop in and see us here, or at the BC Wineguys Cadboro Bay Rd store at 2579 Cadboro Bay Rd (250-592-8466).