1982 Five First Growth Bordeaux Wine Tasting and Luncheon

with Antonio Galloni

Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival

Toronto, Canada

October 31, 2014

Antonio will host a very special, intimate tasting and lunch focusing on the 1982 First Growths to kick ofd this year's Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival.

Grand Crus Classés

The need for a classification of the best Bordeaux wines arose from the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris. The result was the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, a list of the top ranked wines, named the Grand Crus Classés (Great Classified Growths). With several thousand different Chateaux producing their own wines in Bordeaux, to be classified was to carry a mark of high prestige. The best of the best wines were assigned the highest rank of Premier Cru; only four wines, Château Latour, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Margaux and Château Haut-Brion were deemed worthy. Of all the 61 great classified wines, all but one came from the Médoc region. The exception was the premier cru Château Haut-Brion, produced in Graves. The 1855 list remained unchanged for over a hundred years until finally Mouton Rothschild was promoted to Premier Cru status in 1973, after decades of relentless lobbying by its powerful owner, Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

The Wines

1982 Château Lafite Rothschild Médoc

1982 Château Mouton Rothschild Médoc 

1982 Château Margaux Médoc

1982 Château Latour Médoc

1982 Château Haut-Brion

Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival 

On Saturday November 1, 2014 Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival will once again bring together the best chefs, finest wines and most esteemed UHN doctors and scientists for the 10th Annual Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience.

This year funds raised will be directed to Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western Research Institute.

Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival has raised more than $16.4 million since 2005.  Proceeds directly support scientific research and fund key program areas at University Health Network.