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Monday, October 17, 2011

Oct 3/11: Le Donne del Vino in Toronto

1. The Date and Time: Monday, Oct 3, 2011  1 PM – 4PM

The Event: Le Donne del Vino/Women in Wine Trade Tasting

The Venue: Arcadian Court

The Target Audience: trade, importers, wine media

The Availability/Catalogue: the catalogue was kin table order, with full information. Most wines were available for future deliveries in the Spring of 2012.

The Quote/Background: There were 23 wineries with a variety of women present – some were winemakers, others owners, or export directors/managers. Six wineries were looking for agents. Still, I did not get a sense of the importance of Italian women in wine, except that there are many.

The Wines: I did not try all wines. Prices are retail.

 

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

-Bosco Nestore Pan Chardonnay 2008 IGT Abruzzo, $20 (Mavirosa)

-Donna Chiara Irpinia Aglianico 2008 Campania, $19 (Case for Wine)

-Donna Chiara Taurasi 2007 Campania, $35

-La Gironda Chiesavecchia 2008 Piedmont, $28 (Case for Wine)

-Marenco Scrapona Moscato d'Asti 2010, $16 (Cipelli)

 

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

-Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007, $89 (Dionysus)

-Distilleria Bottega Vino dei Poeti Prosecco Superiore, $16.95 +235044 Vintages

-Distilleria Bottega Casa Bottega Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2008, $22 (Noble Estates)

-Donna Olga Brunello di Montalcino 2004, $39 (Frontier)

-Donna Olga Brunello di Montalcino 2006, $47

-Donna Olga Collezione Arte Brunello di Montalcino 2004, 67

-Grotta del Sole Aglianico 2009 Campania, $16 (Cipelli)

-Grotta del Sole Gragnano Della Penisola Sorrentina 2010, $16

-La Gironda Brachetto d'Acqui Piedmont, $18

-Lungarotti Torre di Giano 2010 Umbia, $15 (Profile)

-Lungarotti Monticchio Riserva Rubesco 2005, $45

-Frescobaldi Catelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2006, $49.95 +650432 Vintages

-Frescobaldi Terre More 2009, $19.95 +239889, Vintages

-Marenco Pineto Brachetto D'acqui 2010, $15 (Cipelli)

-Martellozzo Selezione Milo 2009 Fruili, $22 (Diamond)

-Martellozzo Terre Magre Malvasia Friuli, $16

-Massimago 1883 Amarone della Valpolicella 2007, $62 (United Stars)

-Planeta Noto Passito 2009 Sicily, $40 half-litre (Halpern)

-Planeta Cometa 2009 Sicily, $38

-Planeta Santa Cecilia 2007 Sicily, $39

-Vigne & Vini Primadonna Chardonnay 2010 Puglia, $17 (Caliber)

-Vigne & Vini Primitivo Papale 2008 Puglia, $18.45

-Vigne & Vini Schiaccianoci Negroamaro 2008 Puglia, $16

-Zenato Riserva Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2005, $79 +132316 Classics Fall 2011

-Zenato Sansonina Merlot 2006 IGT Veneto, $54 +236448 Classics Fall 2011

 

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

-Allegrini La Grola 2008 IGT Veneto, $35

-Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2007 IGT Veneto, $25 Vintages Feb 2012

-Bosco Nestore 110 Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2006, $29

-Bosco Nestore R Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007, $15

-Distilleria Bottega Il Vino Degli Dei Amarone Della Valpolicella 2008, $47

-Donna Chiara Greco di Tufo 2010 Campania, $17

-Grotta del Sole Greco di Tufo 2010 Campania

-La Gironda Le Nicchie Barbera D'asti Superiore Nizza 2007, $28

-Lungarotti Rubesco 2007, $17.95 +247817 Vintages Nov 26

-Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2008 Tuscany, $22 (Vanrick)

-Marchesi di Barolo Le Selezione Gavi di Gavi 2009, $19.95 +155382 Vintages

-Marchesi di Barolo Crus Storici Sarmassa Barolo 2006, $59 Classics Fall 2011

-Marenco Red Sunrise Albarossa 2008 Piedmonmt, $25

-Martellozzo Selezione Tabbor 2009 Friuli, $22

-Massimago 1883 Valpolicella 2010, $20

-Massimago 1883 Valpolicella Superiore 2019, $27

-Zenato Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico 2006, $42 (half-litre) (Cipelli)

 

The Food: international cheeses (not all Italian), breads, crackers, jams and confits.

The Downside: the trade portion was lightly attended.

The Upside: because it was lightly attended, I was more able to move around and freely ask questions.

The Contact Person: Toronto@ice.it.

The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 85

 
 

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