What’s in store for the fall
While the sunshine is reminiscent of summer, days are getting shorter as collectors’ thoughts turn to sipping some of their favourites in the cooler days ahead.
Our concurrent November 14 – 22 Fine Wine and Fine Spirits auctions will be sure to satisfy. Following a busy season of harvesting and gathering, when we bring together all the artwork, objects and everything else for our fall auction season, our fall appears to be a season of plenty.
With our successful September 12 – 20 fine wine auction and our upcoming November 14 – 22 sale, this fall we will be offering over 1000 lots. The quality of the offerings is outstanding, anchored by three major cellars from Toronto, Mississauga and Prince Edward County.
One of the many truisms I have found in the wine world is that a wine often never tastes better than right where it was made, in the cave or tasting room of the producer. One of my favourite memories was a trip I made through the Southern Rhone Valley one summer many years ago. The mistral was fierce, blowing through the valley with a force that left my ears ringing, but the wines in villages like Rasteau, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape matched with the local Provençal cuisine were simply outstanding and a respite from the wind. Sampling them with their producers, salt of the earth farming families, was truly magical and remains an important moment in my personal pursuit of great wine experiences.
Something I’d like to share with you – I came across an article in Wine-Searcher that helps explain Burgundy labels to novices. Here’s the link: www.wine-searcher.com