Tag: Zinta Steprans

Conceito Winemaker’s Dinner at Malena Wednesday, April 20TH, 2011

It was not until 2007 that Rita Ferriera Marques surprised the Portuguese wine scene by releasing what would become the best Portuguese white wine, Conceito Branco, and raised eyebrows with a red made from pure Bastardo, a shallow-colored red wine from this previously abandoned grape variety. This success came with increasing interest from abroad, with her major brand Conceito and minor brand Contraste receiving increasingly higher interest from world wide wine critics and importers.

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2010 Royal Winter Fair Wine Competition Results

GFR’s Jamie Drummond organised this year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Ontario Wine Competition. With over 300 to taste and judge on a recent Sunday morning, Jamie organized 24 judges into panels to taste the wines. I brought my camera to asks the sommeliers, restaurateurs and foodie experts about their experience and this year’s wines.

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Zinta Steprans

A few weeks ago we put Pizza Libretto/Enoteca Sociale Sommelier Lesa LaPointe through the wringer in one of our most popular articles thus far. We followed this with an interview with the Owner/Wine Geek of Parkdale’s Café Taste, Mr. Jeremy Day. This week we look into the mind of the lovely Zinta Steprans, Sommelier at Toronto restaurants L’Unita and Malena.

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