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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
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)