Save the date for another “Premier Event by Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario ….

It’s a “White Party” with Senior Winemaker from New Zealand “Helen Morrison” of Villa Maria Estate, one of New Zealand’s prominent wine producers.

Helen Morrison is responsible for producing some of the country’s best Sauvignon Blancs, and other wines.

Please mark this amazing event on your calendar … further details to follow!

July 21 – 7:00 pm Toronto Event

All proceeds benefit Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario Student Bursary Program.

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario Celebrates “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee”

About last night….

Another successful event for Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario!!  It was a great turnout at our newly designed Wine and Cookbook Library La Bibliothèque d’Escoffier (Ontario) Toronto.

“Hats were on!” for the ladies.

Rory Sinclair, Piper for Earl of Caithness started the event with some lovely Scottish and Irish tunes ending with God Save the Queen!  The Gin Cocktail was one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorited cocktails – “Queen’s Refreshing Lemonade”

Some notable speakers included:  Hans Bathija, Master of the Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America, Rosemary Sadlier, Chair Royal Commonwealth Society Americas, and been appointed to the Order of Ontario, Professor Leo Chan, President of The Cambridge Food and Wine Society Canada, and Liz Palmer, President of Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario.

Guests included Les Dames d’Escoffier members, British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce members, as well as previous recipient of one of Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario student bursaries, and other invited guests.

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The Balio Gardens – Erice Sicily

A few days ago we had an amazing lunch with local specialities, accompanied with some lovely Sicilian wines on the grounds of The Balio Gardens, Erice.

Some History and Viewpoints

The Balio Gardens are built in 1872 by Conte Pepoli around the Castle of Venus. The gardens are of English design and style.

While enjoying our incredible lunch at the various stations around the castle, we are welcomed with stunning panoramic views of the Gulf of Trapani, salt pans of Trapani, Egadi Archipelago and the coast of Marsala. Apparently, on a clear day, it is possible to see Capo Bon, North East Tunisia.

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North America’s Best 50 Bars list launches this summer

The World’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will launch its North America list this summer!

The awards will be held in New York City June 7, 2022. Mark Sansom, content editor for 50 Best, is confident that the new list will become a key part of the global bar industry.

“The bar scene and extensive talent across this region set the tone for the rest of the world, and we are confident that this new list will be a vital addition to the international bar landscape as bar-goers plan their next cocktail-led adventures,” said Sansom.

“We are especially delighted to bring our inaugural North America’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony to the city of New York, a vibrant cocktail heartland that has long established itself as a ubiquitous force in the bar universe, having provided The World’s Best Bar in our global list on three occasions.”

The inaugural North America’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony and unveiling of the list provides a unique opportunity to unite bartenders, bar owners, cocktail aficionados and drinks media from all over the region at a captivating celebration, shining a light on the best in hospitality, while also promoting the strength and diversity of the region’s bar scene as a whole to a global audience.

The inaugural ranking for North America’s 50 Best Bars will reflect the best bar experiences based on the votes of more than 250 gender-balanced voters, made up of anonymous North American bar industry experts which includes bartenders, bar owners, drinks media and cocktail connoisseurs from USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

For more details https://bit.ly/NA50BBLaunch22

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Brouilly – Pierreux 2020 from Domaine Nicolas Boudeau Awarded World’s Best Gamay 2022!

The 12th edition of the International Gamay Competition took place at Cité Internationale in Lyon last weekend. 738 wines competed from around the world, were tasted and compared by a jury of 150 judges.

At the end of the tasting, a “super jury” made up of different experts (three sommeliers, an oenologist and a specialized journalist) blindly awarded the “Best Gamay in the World” 2022 trophy among the pre-selected wines. This is the Brouilly lieu-dit Pierreux 2020 from Domaine Nicolas Boudeau.

There were 245 medals awarded this year including 110 Gold and 135 Silver.

Nicolas Boudeau adds: “This trophy is a great recognition of the work of promoting places that I am imbued with. I am also delighted with this precious distinction for the Terre des Brouilly association and for Beaujolais in general, which continues to demonstrate its membership of “great wines”.

List of awards can be found: https://www.concoursgamay.com/

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