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The Time and Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 2PM to 4PM
The Event: a tasting of Champagne Henriot plus some Burgundies (they own Bouchard Pere et Fils and William Fevre) recently released at Vintages, with Export Manager Anne Deraisme.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street
The Target Audience: wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: varies, but landed.
The Quote: "The house was founded in 1808, and it is still run by the family. They average about 97% of the fine crus in their blends".
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Teurons 2006, $53.95, +653675
-Henriot Brut Souverain NV, $59.95 retail, +959643 Dec. 6 Vintages
-Henriot Cuvee Enchanteleurs 1995, $195, +83774, Classics Catalogue November.
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Cote de Beaune Villages 2005, $24.95, +714998
-William Fevre Chablis Mountmains 1er Cru 2006, $34.95, +977587
-Henriot Brut Rose NV, $89 retail, Consignment
The Food: cheeses, croquettes, cheese puffs, shrimp, onion confit.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 90.
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