Wine Consultations

With Anna Jarosz — wine expert, WSET Diploma graduate and Master of Wine candidate

By Babel Restaurant on January 29, 2021 • News

We’re excited to now offer complimentary virtual wine consultations featuring our current offerings at the Babel Pop Up Bottle Shop! Anna Jarosz, a manager and wine educator at our sister restaurant, Auberge du Pommier, will be providing her knowledge for this exciting new initiative. Following your consultation with Anna, you can place your order online, and our team will package everything up for a quick and convenient pickup. Learn more about Anna below, browse her Wine of the Week, and book a phone consultation today!

Meet Anna Jarosz

Wine expert, WSET Diploma graduate and Master of Wine candidate

Anna, a manager and wine educator at Auberge du Pommier, is helping our guests navigate the Babel bottle shop’s diverse range of offerings. With ten years of hospitality experience, eight years teaching wine courses, and two vintages spent in Bordeaux and Piedmont, Anna has the know-how to find those right fits, special gems and exceptional values. And if your favourite wine is not in the shop, she’ll try to source it for you.

Each week, Anna will share her Wine of the Week with us, describing each pick’s attributes and why she herself loves to drink it.  If you are seeking a particular vintage or varietal, or would just like to talk through the selection of wines available at the Babel Bottle Shop, please email and Anna will be happy to set up a phone consultation.

Chateau Haut-Grelot, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux

Wine of the Week

Chateau Haut-Grelot, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux

The Chateau was established in 1922, and is located in Blaye area, north of the city of Bordeaux. It has been run by four generations of the Bonneau family, and is currently managed by Celine and Julien, who were recently recognized with a ‘Best Young Talent’ in Bordeaux award.

The wine is a classic Bordeaux blend made of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Muscadelle.

Sauvignon adds fruit and acidity to the blend, Semillon adds body and Muscadelle adds floral hints. This wine has pronounced aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit and herbal hints. It is a dry, medium in body white with a refreshing acidity and smooth texture.

Chateau Haut-Grelot pairs well with seafood, oysters and goat cheese. Enjoy!

— Anna