By Malcolm Rose, NCSG Vice President
Following our visit to Bodega Lustau which was described in the last Guild newsletter, my wife and I visited the Torres winery in Vilafranca del Penedes, about an hour south of Barcelona.
The Torres brand is well known and its wines are shipped to over 100 countries around the world. Founded in 1870, the privately owned company has been passed down from generation to generation. The winery embraces environmental sustainability and is a leader in promoting renewable energies that minimize the impact of carbon dioxide emissions, such as solar and wind energy and the use of biomass.
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The 2013 California Wine Fair Tour schedule is out and as many of you plan your wine event calendars far in advance, we have provided you with the dates.
For more information, visit the Facebook page: California Wines Canada and follow them on twitter at @CalifWines_CA. Read more »
The National Capital Sommelier Guild is delighted to honour Mr. Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan–Coquihalla, as its 2012 Wine Person of the Year. The award was presented at the Guild’s annual gala dinner at the National Arts Center on January 19.
Mr. Albas introduced and was the driving force behind Private Members Bill C-311, which passed with unanimous support of the House of Commons and Senate on June 28, 2012. The bill amended the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act and removed federal restrictions prohibiting Canadians from moving wine purchased for personal use from one province to another. Read more »