Tristan has been a familiar face at Bishop’s Cellar for quite some time. He left for a few years but we’re thrilled to have him working part-time in the shop again. Tristan enjoys keeping his palate sharp and finding the right product for each customer.
Our resident conversationalist, Tristan can engage just about anyone in a quality discussion about wine and spirits. He knows his stuff and enjoys learning more whenever he can. Tristan believes that understanding wine culture helps enrich other parts of his life as well. He’s interested in reading, enjoying new music and films, and brushing up on his kitchen creations.
Tristan Gray's Picks
This 100% malbec from Cahors showcases the lighter side of the grape eschewing the heavy extraction and oak use common among the Argentinian malbecs available in Canada. The grapes are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides on a mixture of limestone and clay soils. The wine is fermented in whole clusters and undergoes a short carbonic maceration before being aged in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks. The resulting wine is delightfully fruit-driven and drinkable with aromas of black raspberry, violets, and dark cocoa and also boasts an elegant silky texture and soft tannins. This is a wine that’s as comfortable on the coffee table as the dinner table and you owe it to yourself to see the other side of this well-known grape.