Toronto Poised to Celebrate the Passion of Pinot
On March 5th, 2003 the Passion of Pinot will be unleashed in Toronto
at the St. Lawrence Town Hall. The 2003 Consumer Wine Fair, which will
showcase some of the most interesting and compelling wines to come out
of Oregon's 200+ wineries, is being held in support of the Toronto
Wine enthusiasts and wine professionals alike are invited to savour the
elegant nuances of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The trade is welcome to
sample from more than a dozen of the state's finest vineyards from
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. A public event follows from 7:00 pm
to 9:30 pm.
One of the largest wine-producing states in the US today, Oregon boasts
an impressive 200+ wineries and produces in excess of 26 different varietals
with its signature grape, Pinot Noir, being of world-class quality.
The Pinot Noirs of Oregon are closer in structure and style to those
of Burgundy than to those of their southern neighbour, California. Oregon's
long, cool growing season and clay loam soil provide for growing conditions
closely mirroring those of Burgundy, France, and ideal for the thin-skinned
Pinot Noir grape to thrive. What would be adverse conditions to many other
varietals allow the Pinot Noir fruit to ripen slowly, producing wines
with rich fullness and depth.
For more information, please contact: Heidi Milford, The Forefront Commnucations
Network Inc., 416.398.3335 ext 2.
Tickets for the consumer event are available by calling 416-410-4630.