Tag: Bachelder

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

 mywinepal  August 15, 2017

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars.  Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and more.  My notes are not as detailed as notes I make from my structured tastings at home, but should give…

The School of Cool tasting sheet

The School of Cool: Soil Smackdown at i4C

 mywinepal  August 7, 2017

Vines grow in soil.  The roots reach deep and bring in water and nutrients.  Soil matters, but how much, and is there a best soil type for Chardonnay? Are there particular flavours and aromas that can be associated with different soil types? This School of Cool seminar at the i4C, has set out to discuss, but not necessarily definitively answer…