Whirlwind trip to Vinexpo Bordeaux. 2 late nights, very little sleep and awesome meetings with new and existing suppliers. Lots of new wines coming to market in 2019-2020!!
What a week! 5 suppliers in market for California wine fair, @sierranevada launch of Hazy Little Thing on tap, MAN Vintners meeting with @junctionwino @dubble.a.ron Queens park reception with Drinks Ontario, winemaker tastings with Maria from @cvnevino meeting with Alba from Stellenbosch Hills, wrapped with a great dinner at Cava with @nattievt and Today’s event with vintages celebrating wonderful female winemakers from around the world. Photo credit to @junctionwino Now off to the Okanagan (1st time ever!) for some @dontpokebears exploration/expansion. Thank you to the entire VT team with all hands on deck this week and to the outstanding media and product consultants who graciously took time to meet Maria Larrea, CUNE’s extraordinary winemaker and only Spanish winner of Wine Spectators wine of the year.
@cvnevino winemaker Maria Larrea in deep discussion with @thegrapeguy and @andrewinereview enjoying two wines coming to @lcbo vintages May 25th. Cune Crianza 2015, $16,95 and Imperial Reserva 2014, $39,95. Based on picture #3, I think we have a couple of Spanish winners!! #rioja #cvne #twoguystalkingwine #spain🇪🇸
Good Friday celebrations with some outstanding wines from Down Under- @fowles_wine who bring their estate grown and bottled Farm to Table Chardonnay ($15.95) and iconic @ladieswhoshoot their lunch Shiraz ($34.95) to us in Ontario in @lcbo vintages section. Matt Fowles (pictured with me in December 2016) and his family run this stunning winery 90 minutes north of Melbourne and are the definition of salt of the earth folks. Both these wines are slam dunks for Easter dining. Enjoy! #australianwine #shiraz #chardonnay #fowleswine #winepartner #vonterra #ontario #wine #lcbo #easter
Nice to reflect back on having grown up as a family of four boys and now being a dad to four sons. Cheers to my awesome brothers @desmondvonteichman @matthewvonteichman @michaelvonteichman #internationalsiblingsday