Lina and I attended a wine tasting sponsored by Libbey Foodservice on Sunday at the BC Foodservice Expo.
The host was David Negrete who works for Libbey Foodservice in San Diego, California. Dave has extensive experience as a Sommelier, and was certified in 1995 by the Court of Master Sommeliers. He has worked in some very prestigious restaurants, including Aqua and Farallon in San Francisco, he has trained with reputable chefs such as Michael Mina and Mark Franz.
The purpose of the wine tasting was to show that it is important to have the proper wine glass for the wine. Each wine maker has a different intention on what they are hoping you would taste in their wine (more fruit , more acidity, more oakiness).
As you can see from the photos above, we tasted 4 different BC wines. David commented that he was shocked how much in taxes we pay up in Canada for wine.
We switched glasses into the fourth glass and you could really taste the acidity right away.
We really enjoyed attending this wine tasting and we recommend people that have an interest in wine or enjoy wine to attend one. We learned plenty and I saw firsthand what a difference the wine glass makes on the taste. This would be a great group activity or team-building exercise for a company. I enjoyed the first two wines more and the Cabernet Sauvignon was my favorite wine to drink. Very fun!
I was really impressed in the quality of their glasses. The glasses made a crystal like ping when we cheered but they were not crystal!