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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sept 3, 2010: A Tasting with Ann Sperling (Sperling wines, Southbrook)

 The Time and Date: Friday, September 3, 2010  Noon1:30 PM

The Event: a tasting with Ann Sperling (Sperling Vineyards in BC, Southbrook Winery in ON)

The Venue: LCBO Scrivener Square

The Target Audience: wine writers' circle of Canada.

The Availability/Catalogue: Calibrium reps the Sperling wines, Southbrook wines come from the winery and other Ontario sources.

The Quote/Background: Ann Sperling has crafted wines from her family's vineyards in BC Okanagan. Her Old Vines Riesling comes from grapes planted in 1978. The estate is converting to organic. Small lots only.

The Wines:

 

**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Sperling Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2009 VQA, $25 (99 cases)

-Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Foch 2008 VQA, $26 (99 cases)

-Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 VQA, $23.95 (860 cases)

-Southbrook Vineyards Poetica Cabernet Merlot 2007 VQA, $60 (1044 cases)

 

***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Riesling 2008 VQA, $29 (95 cases)

-Sperling Vineyards The Market White 2009 VQA, $16 (321 cases) – aromatic blend

-Southbrook Vineyards Whimsy! Chardonnay 2008 VQA, $29.95 (117 cases)

-Southbrook Vineyards Whimsy! Cabernet Franc 2007 VQA, $34.95 (152 cases)

-Southbrook Vineyards Whimsy! Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 19 2007 VQA, $34.95 (115 cases)

 

*** Three Stars (8587 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Sperling Vineyards Pinot Gris 2009, $19 (125 cases)

 

The Contact Person: sdarby@rogers.com

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 85.

 
 
 

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