I recently received an email from Liberty Wine Merchants about their upcoming Bottles and Bangers Southern Hemisphere wine tasting. You may not know, but I was the president, then co-chair, and the cellar master for the South World Wine Society here in Vancouver for many years. I’ve turned over the reigns to other exec members, but I still have a soft spot in my heart for southern hemisphere wines. South Africa, the Old World of New World wines, has many food friendly wines. Try a Syrah or Chenin Blanc. For Chile, maybe try their signature red grape, Carmenere. Argentina has Malbec, which has been very hot in BC for a while. New Zealand Pinot Noirs or Sauvignon Blanc wines are well-known around the world. Central Otago in the South Island in particular has very interesting Pinot Noir. And don’t forget Australia. The Coonawarra, Margaret River, Eden Valley, and the Barossa Valley, to name a few vineyard regions, produce exceptional wines. Jacob’s Creek, Yalumba, Penfolds, and Henschke are just a few names that you may recognize. Australian shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, riesling and many more wonderful wines. With that, check out the details for Bottles & Bangers, and buy your tickets before they sell out.
Bottles and Bangers Event Details
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 – 9:30pm
Vancouver Rowing Club, 450 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Taste the sensational wines of the Southern Hemisphere accompanied by an artisanal sausage. All proceeds to benefit amateur sports.
Tickets $29.99 Available at all Liberty Wine Merchants stores.