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Monday, July 9, 2012
June 12/12- Hine Cognac tasting!!
The Date and Time: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Event: a tasting of rare Hine Cognacs with the agent Woodman Wines and Spirits.
The Venue: Le Select
The Target Audience: clients, media
The Availability/Catalogue: e tasted six cognacs, three will be available at the LCBO this fall, two are currently at the LCBO.
The Quote/Background: It was a hot day, which mitigated against a roaring fireplace that suggests cognac to me. It was also a walkaround with one-on-one conversations.
One Hine Rare VSOP, +356857, $86.15 LCBO General List
(soft, alluring, no afterbite in the finish, FOUR stars)
Two - Hine Homage Cognac, +285973, $144.95 Spirits Release of Sept 20, 2012. (a blend of cognacs from the 1984, 1986 and l987 vintages, firmer flavours, slight spiciness on finish, THREE POINT FIVE stars)
Three Hine 1er Cru Antique XO, +241174, $226.75 LCBO General List
(100 cases quota for Ontario, some marmalade, totally smooth, FOUR Stars)
Four Hine Cigar Reserve Cognac, +961136, $129.95 Spirits Release of Sept 20, 2012 (smokey, as expected, toasty, spices, began production in early 1980s, THREE POINT FIVE Stars)
Five - Hine Triomphe Decanter, +292888, $830Classics Online Release of Nov 19, 2012 (oranges and spices, totally suggestive of Christmas and yulelog warmth, FOUR Stars Plus)
Six Hine Grande Champagne 1964, not available. Comparable is the 1975 for about $900. (aged 20 25 years in wood, extremely smooth entrance but ends with a slightly hot finish, THREE STARS)
The Food: terrines, cornichons, pickled mushrooms and onions, breads.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88.