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TASTING: Somwhereness Ontario Wines, April 22, 2009

 The Time and Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009  1 PM to 5 PM
The Event: Somewhereness trade tasting
The Venue: Market Kitchen at the St. Lawrence Market.
The Target Audience: wine trade and press
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through the winery.
The Quote/Background: Six Ontario wineries with small lot collections
have banded together to promote a sense of terroir in the province. All
are small and sustainable.
The Wines: Licensee prices…
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Flat Rock Chardonnay 2007, $14.49
-Flat Rock Pinot Noir 2007, $17.05
-Stratus White 2006, $35.88
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Charles Baker Riesling Picone Vineyard 2007, $28.54
-Malivoire Chardonnay Moira Vineyard 2006, $30.20
-Malivoire Ladybug Rose 2008, $13.08
-Stratus Wildass White 2006, $16.10
-Tawse Pinot Noir 2007, $26.09
-Tawse Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2007, $23.65
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Flat Rock Gewurztraminer 2008, $16.20
-Flat Rock Nadja's Vineyard Riesling 2008, $17.05
-Norman Hardie Melon de Bourgogne 2008, $15.49
-Norman Hardie Pinot Gris 2008, $20.38
-Malivoire Pinot Gris 2008, $15.53
-Stratus Wildass Riesling, $17.05
-Tawse Echos Riesling 2008, $12.95
-Tawse Echos Cabernet Merlot 2007, $16.26
The Food: cheeses from Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company, pingue
prosciutto and cured meats from Niagara Food Specialties, blue cheese,
tomatoes, and passarounds.
The Downside: Apparently, Matt Kramer appeared just after 1 PM, but no
press were around – they were still at the Austrian trade fair.
The Upside: a good chance to catch up with some great Ontario wines.
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 87 (errors in the

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