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The Event: a tasting of Australian wines repped by B & W Wines (Two Hands, Penley, Grosset, Glaymond, Clarendon Hills).
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street
The Target Audience: wine media.
The Availability/Catalogue: wines are either available or by consignment or coming in 2009.
The Quote: "The Sales Manager from Two Hands was in town for a concurrent function, and brought with him a bottle of each of their current releases for tasting by writers."
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Two Hands Shiraz Angels Share McLaren Vale 2007, screwcap, $27.95, May 2009 +9480
-Two Hands Shiraz/Grenache Brave Faces Barossa Valley 2007, screwcap, $35, March 2009, +660035
-Grosset Bordeaux Blend Gaia Clare Valley 2005, %52, here now, +73064
-Glaymond Shiraz Distinction Barossa Valley 2004, $126, here now, +64915
-Two Hands Shiraz Coach House Block Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road Barossa Valley 2006, $46, January 2009, +9563
-Two Hands Shiraz Ares Barossa Valley 2005, $100, here now, +64816
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Set of Five, all here now, all Shiraz, but from different regions: Two Hands Lily's Garden McLaren Vale 2006, $65, +683086
Two Hands Bella's Garden Barossa Valley 2006, $65, +636407
Two Hands Sophie's Garden Padthaway 2006. $60, +62380
Two Hands Max's Garden Heathcote 2007, $50, +60293
Two Hands Harry & Edwards Garden Langhorne Creek 2007, $50, +60285
-Five Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon SGS Yarra Valley 2005, $52.95, here, +72686
-Glaymond Shiraz60/Mataro40 Landrace Barossa Valley 2005, $46, here, +658492.
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Two Hands Moscato Brilliant Disguise Barossa Valley, $19.95 500 mL, consignment, 7% ABV.
-Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley 2007, $27.95, May 2009, +660043.
-Two Hands Shiraz/Cabernet The Bull and the Bear Barossa Valley 2006, $50, May 23 2009, +9464.
-Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley 2007, $43.95, here, +72900
-Glaymond Grenache Gerhard Barossa Valley 2005, $47.95, here, +63867
The Food: cheeses, pierogies, charcuterie, pate, artisanal breads.
The Downside: we had less than a day's notice, and we had already been to two other functions.
The Upside: a good opportunity to taste some rare wines.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 89.
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