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The Date and Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3PM to 7PM
The Event: Churchill Cellars 10th Annual Portfolio Tasting
The Venue: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
The Target Audience: wine trade and private clients
The Availability/Catalogue: everything is on General List or at Vintages.
The Wines: I did not taste every wine.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Fresita Sparkling Wine NV [strawberries from Chile] $13.95
-Marques de Riscal Reserva 2007, $20.95
-Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Methode Traditionelle Brut NV, $17.95
-Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2004, $48.95
-Pol Roger Brut Champagne NV, $59.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava NV, $14.95
-Willm Riesling Reserve 2010 Alsace, $15.95
-Domaine Pouilleau Pere et Fils Volnay 2009, $39.95
-Saget la Perriere Marie de Beauregard Vouvray 2009, $17.95
-d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2009, $19.95
-Altano Reserva Quinta do Ataide 2007, $28.95
-Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2010, $16.95
-Angelini San Leonino Chianti Classico Riserva 2007, $25.95
-Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, $16.95
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2010 New Zealand, $19.95
-d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010, $13.95
-Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, $29.95
-Chivite Gran Feudo Reserva 2006, $15.95
-Gran Lurton Cote Friulano 2010, $19.95
-Chateau de Gourgazaud Minervois 2010, $12.95
-Chateau Arnauld Haut-Medoc 2005, $23.95
-De Luze Chateau Segur de Cabana 204, $32.70
The Food: cheeses from Monforte, Balderson, PQ, crackers, breads, fruit, pork and beef sliders from enville.com
The Downside: I thought there would be a banner production for the TENTH such tasting.
The Upside: everything was arranged by country of origin.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88.
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