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The Time and Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:30AM 1 PM
The Event: A Tasting with Stuart Pym, winemaker at Stella Bella wines of Margaret River, Western Australia. He is represented in Ontario by H.H.D. Imports Inc.
The Venue: LCBO Scrivener Square
The Target Audience: wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: wines are mostly at vintages, or one General Listing or by private order.
The Quote/Background: Stella Bella makes about 50,000 cases a year. Pym called it a medium large winery in the Margaret River area.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Stella Bella Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2009, $19.95 (2008 is +48546 at Vintages, $17.40)
-Stella Bella Viognier 2008, $21.95 Private order
-Stella Bella Suckfizzle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, $34.95
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Skuttlebutt Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008, $14.95, +157867 LCBO
-Stella Bella Chardonnay 2009 (2008 is at Vintages, +102061, $26.95)
-Stella Bella Tempranillo 2008, $24.95 Private order
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Stella Bella Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, $24.95 Private order
-Stella Bella Shiraz 2008 (2007 at Vintages +48553, $24.95)
The Food: cheeses and Ace breads
The Downside: I was late, coming from a dental appointment.
The Upside: a chance to talk with Stuart Pym.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 87.
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