As 2023 draws to a close, I wanted to create something extraordinary. Instead of the usual results announcement and online quiz, I organised a special event combining a wine tasting with a presentation of the year's results and a quiz.
Emotionally, it was the highlight of our year – not to diminish our previous gatherings, but rather to celebrate the culmination of all we've enjoyed and learned together.
For the occasion, I selected a variety of festive wines. While not strictly the highest-rated or my personal favourites, each bottle is one I'm always pleased to pour and share. Special thanks to Andrii and Yaroslav for contributing bonus bottles as treats for everyone.
And, of course, there were presents to acknowledge our most active participants:
- Oleksandr R: Réserve Perpétuelle by Robert Moncuit for being the most engaged participant this year.
- Elvira K: Réserve Perpétuelle by Robert Moncuit for her steadfast participation, and Blanc de Noirs by Benoît Lahaye for her quiz victory. Well done!
- Daria B and Dmytro D: Brut Rosé Reserve by Bründlmayer and NeroBaronj 2018 by Gulfi for their significant involvement throughout the year.
Stay tuned for the full yearly report, to be published on the 31st of December. Here's to more memorable moments and shared bottles in the coming year!
Patrick Bouju Festejar! Rosé 2022
This wine secured the 🏅 8th place in our wine tasting lineup.
Robert Moncuit Les Grands Blancs Grand Cru (d2019) NV - magnum
This wine secured the 🏅 6th place in our wine tasting lineup.
Domaine Patrick Baudouin Effusíon 2018
This wine secured the 🏅 5th place in our wine tasting lineup.
Radikon Slatnik 2021
This wine secured the 🥉 3rd place in our wine tasting lineup.
Comm. G.B. Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga 2021
This wine secured the 🏅 7th place in our wine tasting lineup.
Larmandier-Bernier Latitude NV
This wine secured the 🥈 2nd place in our wine tasting lineup.
ArtWinery Art Wine Brut Nature (t2014) NV
This wine secured the 🏅 9th place in our wine tasting lineup.
Benoît Lahaye Grand Cru 2017
This wine secured the 🥇 1st place in our wine tasting lineup.
Lamiable Les Meslaines 2014
This wine secured the 🏅 4th place in our wine tasting lineup.