Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine Festivals Sep 8, 2011 Big Guns: Icons of the Wine World SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whistler, B.C. (September 8th, 2011) – Celebrating its 30th anniversary, internationally acclaimed Araxi Restaurant will unveil its most ambitious Big Guns Winemakers’ Dinner yet: Icons of the Wine World.On Friday, November 11th, during Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food, 10 stellar wineries will represent the world’s outstanding wine regions. Hand selected over the past year by wine director, Samantha Rahn, each of the wineries has received critical praise from around the globe.Executive chef James Walt will create a distinctive eight course menu that showcases the excellence of Pemberton Valley’s autumn harvest, with each plate meticulously matched to these prized wines: Taittinger ‘Comtes de Champagne’, Blanc de Blancs, 2000 (Champagne, France) The flagship and most prestigious wine from Taittinger.Joseph Drouhin Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, 2002 (Chablis, France) A classic wine from a powerful Grand Cru and an excellent vintage.Grgich Hills Chardonnay, 2008 (Napa Valley, USA) Celebrating 35 years since Mike Grgich’s chardonnay famously won ‘The Judgment of Paris’.Michele Chiarlo ‘Cerequio’ Barolo, 2004 (Piemonte, Italy) An outstanding producer; one of the top ‘cru’ vineyards in Barolo.Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva, 1999 (Rioja, Spain) Made by one of Spain’s most highly regarded winemakers, Telmo Rodriguez, at this ancient estate with centuries of winemaking history.Catena ‘Alta’ Malbec, 2006 (Mendoza, Argentina) From Argentina’s ‘First Family of Wine’, this is blended from the most prime, high altitude vineyard blocks.Mission Hill Oculus, 2007 (Okanagan Valley, Canada) Representing proprietor Anthony Von Mandl’s vision for the Okanagan Valley and his family estate.Inglenook ‘Rubicon’, 2008 (Napa Valley, USA) This powerhouse wine celebrates the return of the name Inglenook to the Rubicon Estate. This evening will be the official release of the new vintage.St. Urbans-Hof Riesling, Leiwener Laurentiuslay Spätlese, 2006 (Mosel, Germany) Only 100 cases were made of this highly rated treasure from an all-star producer.Quinta do Noval Port, 20 Year Old Tawny (Portugal) Elegant, complex tawny from one of the leading historic and innovative Port houses. Tickets are $250 per person and available for purchase online. Whistler Cornucopia SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.