Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bacchus Brown Bag

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I have been hyping myself up for B3 on Saturday and it finally happened!

First things first, the place was not difficult to find but as is every downtown, parking was not fun. The surrounding shops were under renovation or for rent, with two huge barrels marking the entrance of Bacchus.

There was a feel of a dungeon as we went down the stairs to discover a little cellar as if we walked into a whole new world. The deco was elegant and simple, nice wood tables arranged in a comfortable manner and mood lights lining the walls. The atmosphere was romantic yet casual. Browsing their selection, it was definitely not one I knew well.

We went straight to their brown bag. It was very well organised and people were friendly and helpful. It was fun and exciting to talk about what we were tasting and what we thought each one was. They even had a little guide to the varietals that were in the brown bag.

It was pretty difficult with all the possibilities, even with two brains (not that we are well-trained). We also have not tasted some varietals that were on there, which made it harder. The reds was hard because we were not sure if the wine was just not a good representation of what we thought it was. It was also interesting to understand the psychology behind wine tasting. Sometimes we just tried to convince ourselves on something we taste because that is what we want it to be. We scored 3/8. Oh well, it was fun! 
Tasting notes

2010 Hugo GRUNER Veltliner Austria
2010 Casnati Pinot Grigio Argentina
2011 Puerto Viejo Sauvignon Blanc Maule Valley Chile
2010 Tomero Torrontes Argentina
2007 Waterstone Chardonnay Carneros California

2010 Karly Zinfandel Amador County California
2010 Scarlet of Paris Pinot Noir Corsica
2010 Puerto Viejo Cabernet Sauvignon Curico Valley Chile
2008 Lo Tengo Malbec Argentina
2010 Luisa Cabernet Franc Fruili Italy

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