This is an exciting time of the year. The grapes are racing towards ripeness as unseasonably warm weather tries to make up for a very slow start.
Here at Black Cloud headquarters, we're preparing to release the 2009 Altostratus. We're starting with a free tasting and pre-release event at The Wine Shop in Calgary. The guys at The Wine Shop have been very good to us, easily our biggest reseller and spreading the word about Black Cloud to anybody who will listen. Winemaker Bradley Cooper (me) will be at the store from 2 to 5 this Saturday, September 10. We encourage our Alberta fans to drop by to taste and chat and maybe pre-order some Altostratus. A drop in crop levels in 2009 means we won't have as much available as before.
The BC release starts with an event in the works for Penticton (our home base) that coincides with the Okanagan Wine Festival at the end of the month. Watch this space for details.
If you're looking to get some of the 2009 Altostratus, please join our Cloudy Club by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org and letting us know you want to get a little cloudy.