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Seacove Group

December 31st, 2014 | in |    0   

I would have loved to have spent more time at the Market today but I was on a mission. I wanted to catch Jack Segal’s Seacove portfolio tasting at La Terrazza and it was ending in an hour. I hopped in a taxi and off I went. I arrived too late for the appetizers so it seemed. There were however many fine samples of Seacove Groups impressive wine catalogue. A perfect start after my earlier tasting was a glass of De Venoge Champagne. It’s always put a smile on my face and so does the $64.95 price tag. The Vouvray from Chateau Gaudrelle and the Chablis from Louis Moreau are great white wines that also won’t hurt the wallet. The Portugal boys of Quinta do Crasto and Quinta do Vale Dona Maria never disappoint. Quinta do Crasto has an excellent pedigree from their Douro Tinto, at $19.99 to their Vinha de Ponte, at $135.  Cristiano’s Von Zeller 10 year old Tawny Port was also very tasty. As I was trying the Moncellier Pinot Noir from New Zealand, a tray of lamb chops magically appeared. Now that’s great timing and a perfect pairing. My friends Giulio, Iqbal, and Genaro, from La Terrazza made sure that I didn’t totally miss out on the appies. I  tried a new wine collaboration between Seacove fixture Paul Watkin, and Chris Funnell   from 16th St Liquor store in West Vanc. The wine is a Tempranillo/Cab blend made under the watchful eye of Don Corson from Camraderie Cellars in Washington State, and is quite good. Only four barrels made for now but I’m sure there is more to come. It just goes to show how this wine thing gets in your blood. There were far too many good wines to taste in 45 minutes so I’ll try the ones I missed another time. Thanks Jack and Paul and all my friends at La Terrazza. As I’m walking home along the seawall with the afternoon sun on my back I can’t help but think how lucky we are to live in such a wine enthusiast city. I need to rest up as tomorrow is another big day! Cheers!