|There are moments in the wine business when David & I wonder if it was a good decision to give up perfectly good careers in the investment business to pursue the passion of wine.This week was one of those weeks with a very stressful bottling run (things don’t always go smoothly when bottling 2,000 cases) contrasted with the awards recognition in two of the biggest wine competitions in BC and the world. Decidedly way more stressful and celebratory than any stock market swing!
Best in BC
Laughing Stock has won 3 times in the past 4 years, previously for Pinot Gris 2010 and Syrah 2010, but this is the first time that Portfolio has received this accolade. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon will be visiting the winery in late July to present the award in person to David & Cynthia Enns.
This award is well timed to launch the upcoming celebration of the 10th vintage release of Portfolio in October 2014.
Best in Canada
Laughing Stock’s other big red, Syrah 2011, was also triumphant this week on a world scale, being awarded a highly coveted Regional Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards for Best Canadian Red in London, England. Regional trophies are only awarded to the top rated medal winner from that region and thus it is a huge accomplishment to be recognized in the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. 2014 saw another record-breaking year of entries, with over 15,000 wines entered into the competition from 46 countries.
Grown at our estate vineyard, “The Perfect Hedge” in Osoyoos, BC, Syrah has been winning regular top award honours including Lt. Governor Award in 2012 and GOLD at National Wine Awards in 2013.
Unfortunately we have limited supply of Portfolio 2011 and are pretty much sold out at the winery for the Syrah 2011, but have held back a few cases for orders until July 1st (2 bottle maximum order limit). As well, please see our full listing of restaurants and wine stores where you can find our wines.
I think it’s time for a glass of wine. Cheers.
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