Written By Sponsored Content Causes / Wine Events / Wine News Aug 22, 2022 Belfry’s Crush Fine Wine Auction Goes Online October 24 – October 30, 2022 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAugust 22, 2022 —Staff, volunteers, and board members from Victoria’s Belfry Theatre have raided some of the best local wine cellars to find rare and unusual wines to auction online for Crush 2022 presented by Odlum Brown Limited, the theatre’s premier wine fundraiser. This year’s lots will feature wine from France, Italy, California, British Columbia, and elsewhere.Many of the bottles on offer are not available in liquor stores. Crush is the only opportunity to buy these bottles of wine – they have been held in private cellars, purchased abroad or were released in very small batches and subsequently sold out.Robert Moyes, Monday Magazine’s “Wine Notes” columnist, is again preparing educational vignettes for the collector’s items, including this featured bottle:One of only four Saint-Émilion estates to merit a Grand Cru designation, Château Cheval Blanc is one of Bordeaux’s most well-known wines. The 1999 vintage is a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc, with Cheval Blanc being considered the most esteemed Cab Franc-based wine in the world. Very much a celebrity, it has been featured in many movies and TV shows, having had cameos in episodes of Rumpole of the Bailey and Inspector Morse, and various films such as Ratatouille, Sideways, and the James Bond thriller Never Say Never Again. Appropriately, this wine “star” has many fans amongst the critics, including Robert Parker whose Wine Advocate awarded the 1999 vintage 93 points and mouth-watering praise: “Once past the blockbuster bouquet of menthol, leather, black fruits, licorice, and mocha, the wine reveals medium body, extraordinary elegance, purity, and sweet, harmonious flavours . . . this is a seamless beauty of finesse, charm, and concentration.” The Wine Spectator was similarly impressed, calling the wine “opulent, yet reserved, and beautiful. Offering so much finesse and beauty, this is a polished and gorgeous Cheval.” Two writers at CellarTracker recently awarded 95 and 96 and suggested that this vintage’s time in the cellar was coming to an end. “It’s outstanding – such complexity, lovely long finish. It’s perfect now,” wrote one, with the other scribe adding: “Splendid, simply splendid, at its prime now, don’t wait too much longer.”Robert’s notes are available at www.belfry.bc.ca/crush in advance of the event, so check for updates.Following the success of last year’s online auction, the bidding for Crush 2022 will be open exclusively online this year between October 24-30 (there is no in-person event). While the curated collector’s items in the auction are the highlight, there is something for everyone (over 19) at affordable price points, including baskets of BC. Wine, local spirits, dining, and other gift certificates.All funds raised will go towards the Belfry Theatre.Crush is presented by Odlum Brown Limited. It is also supported by Vessel Liquor Store, Boulevard Magazine and EAT Magazine. 2022auctionBelfrycrushfine wineonline auction SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Sponsored Content ... Read More You may also like Causes / Wine Events / Wine News November 13, 2020 Belfry’s Crush Fine Wine Auction Goes Online November 30 to December 6 Staff, volunteers and board members from Victoria’s Belfry Theatre have been raiding some of Victoria’s best wine cellars to find rare and ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Causes / Events / Victoria July 20, 2019 Everyone Belongs in Nature – An Evening with Power To Be July 12th marked the evening of Power To Be’s very first Nature Gala (formerly known as Power to Golf) – a fundraising event full of wonderful ... Read More Causes / Food News / Interesting Locals March 24, 2019 Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Present in photo from left to right: Steve Walker-Duncan – ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Comments are closed.