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Monday, November 17, 2008
TRADE TASTING: Icon Wines of South Australia, October 8, 2008
The Time and Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Event: A tasting of the Wines of South Australia, led by the Honourable Rory McEwen (the SA Minister for Agriculture) and Cameron Ashmead (Elderton Wines). They provided a good commentary onm the Oz wine industry today.
The Venue: LCBO Summerhill Event Kitchen
The Target Audience: wine writers, agents and importers.
The Availability/Catalogue: variously available.
The Quote: Instead of a big show, the Australians are highlighting regional differences and icon wines. They are leading several classes in several different parts of Ontario throughout the year.
The Wines: Every region of South Australia had a wine here except for Riverland. Coonawarra had two wines. All the wines were poured and after the tasting there was a q and a with the two speakers. But prices were hard to come by, with retail prices being vague for Ontario.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):