Hanging with the Queen

If you had told me 5 years ago that I would google with the Queen I might have slapped you.  That’s because I didn’t know how cool the Google Hangout was – or what it was for that matter.  And the Queen?  Natalie MacLean – Queen of the internet wine writing and wine tasting  as far as I’m concerned – and 140,000 subscribers can’t be wrong.

So anyhoo – we Google Hangout(ed) and tasted a selection of wine and cheese and the entire thing is now on the You Tube!

12 of us were provided with some wine and some cheese and we all hung out on the internet and talked about it.  You can see the entire thing here – Natalie’s Google Hangout.  If you fast forward to the 27th minute you will see my disastrous attempt to sabre a sparkling icewine go horribly wrong.  2011 was a great year for ice wine but a terrible year for glass.

I think the best wine I tried was Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Chardonnay (click for our tasting notes).  It would make a great Christmas gift for anyone on your list.

2011 – great year for ice wine, bad year for glass

Thanks to the people at Inniskillin for providing the wine – to the Dairy Farmers of Canada for the cheese – and to the Queen for organizing the fun. What a privilege for a guy who writes a wine blog mainly to make his brother-in-Spain laugh to be included in this event and with this group of people.  Thanks everyone – and good news – I got all the glass out of the carpet.

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