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The Date and Time: Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
The Event: New Zealand biodynamic and organic wines from The Living Vine
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: clients, wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are landed
The Quote/Background: 14 wines were for tasting. All were organic, with Cambridge Road also being bio-dynamic.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Ant Moore Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough, $23.95
-Archangel Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago, $39.95
-Ostler Pinot Gris Audrey's 2011 North Canterbury, $39.95
-Ostler Pinot Noir Caroline's 2009 North Canterbury, $39.95
-Cambridge Road Pinot Noir 2010 Martinborough, $105.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Archangel Riesling 201 Central Otago, $26.95
-Terra Sancta Jackson's Block Pinot Noir Central 2011 Otago, $49.95
-Ostler Pinot Gris Lakeside 2011 North Canterbury, $37.95
-Cambridge Road Dovetail Pinot Noir 2010 Martinborough, $99.95 [field blend]
-Cambridge Road Pinot Noir 2009 Martinborough, $74.95
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Ant Moore Signature Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, $29.95
-Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir Central 2011 Otago, $39.95
-Tosq Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago, $44.95
-Ostler Riesling Lakeside 2011 North Canterbury, $34.95
The Food: breads, cheeses, and terrines.
The Downside: I was personally short of time, could not chat.
The Upside: quality wine glasses, and a big, big crowd of people.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
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