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The Date and Time: Tuesday October 16, 2012 1PM to 8PM
The Event: Australia Wine Trade Event from B & W Wines.
The Venue: Sassafraz Restaurant
The Target Audience: wine trade and B & W clients
The Availability/Catalogue: everything was available through the usual distribution channels, from General List to private orders.
The Quote/Background: Many producers came with export directors or winemakers.
The Wines: I did not try all the wines. Wines on consignment wines listed here have no order number.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Two Hands Wines 2010 Angels Share Shiraz, $28.95
-First Drop 2009 2% Barossa Shiraz, $39.00, Vintages Feb/13
-Langmeil 2009 Orphan Bank Shiraz, $59.95 PO
-Mollydooker 2010 Carnival of Love Shiraz, $100.00 Classics +242743
-Penley Estate 2009 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon, $23.95
-Two Hands Wines 2008 Ares Shiraz, $168.00 PO
-Yalumba 2006 Octavius, $110 +449017
-First Drop 2009 JR Gantos McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon-Touriga Nacional, $36.95
-Henschke 2009 Keyneton Euphonium, $49.95
-Mollydooker 2009 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, $49.95
-Rockford Estate 2006 Basket Press Shiraz, $74.95 PO
-Yangarra Estate 2007 McLaren Vale Cadenzia GSM, $36.95 PO
-Jansz NV Premium Cuvee Brut Sparkling, $24.95
-Mollydooker 2010 Gigglepot Cabernet, $64.95
-Paxton 2009 Paxton Jones Block Shiraz, $32.95, +149914
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Pirramimma Wines 2008 Old Bush Vine Grenache, $24.95 +108068
-Twelftree Wines 2010 Blewitt Springs Single Vineyard Shiraz, $69.95
-First Drop 2010 Half and Half Shiraz Monastrell, $19.95 +285452
-Mollydooker 2009 The Velvet Glove, $211 +242784 Classics
-Two Hands Wines 2010 Lily's Garden Shiraz, $62.95 +683086
-Twelftree Wines 2011 Greenock Single Vineyard Grenache/Mataro, $46.95
-Yangarra Estate 2009 McLaren Vale Shiraz, $34.95 PO
-Yangarra Estate 2006 High Sands McLaren Vale Grenache, $64.95 PO
-Pirramimma Wines 2010 Petit Verdot, $26.95 +986752
-Pirramimma Wines 2010 White Label Shiraz Viognier, $25.95 PO
-First Drop 2011 Bella Coppia Adelaide Hills Arneis $26.95, PO
-Twelftree Wines 2011 Rose Single Vineyard Grenache, $26.95
-Paxton 2010 Quandong Farm Shiraz, $34.95
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Langmeil 2009 Valley Floor Shiraz, $24.95
-Mollydooker 2010 Two Left Feet Shiraz, Cab, Merlot, $29.95
-Penley Estate 2008 Hyland Shiraz, $21.95
-Two Hands Wines 2011 Brave Faces Shiraz Grenache, $29.95 +660035
-Lucky Country 2011 Shiraz, $16.80, +145276
-Mollydooker 2011 The Violinist Verdelho, $29.95
-Oxford Landing 2011 Merlot, $14.95
-Pirramimma Wines 2010 White Label Tannat, $25.95
-Two Hands Wines 2011 Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon, $29.95
The Food: there was a charcuterie platter and a cheese platter plus breads, biscuits, nuts, and dried fruit.
The Downside: it was on the same day as two other tastings at One.
The Upside: a chance to taste a variety of Oz wines that were NOT chardonnay.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90.
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