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The Date and Time: Monday, May 6, 2013 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Event: A tasting of 2011 Marchand-Tawse Grand Vins de Bourgogne, with Murray Tawse and Pascal Marchand.
The Venue: Modus Restaurant, King St West
The Target Audience: wine media, clients.
The Availability/Catalogue: the company is in its third year of operation, and produces more than 50 wines, including 12 from biodynamicallyfarmed estate vineyards.
The Quote/Background: Pascal Marchand has had over 25 years of winemaking experience at Burgundy domains (Comte Armand, Jean Fery) and as consultant in Chile, California, Australia and Canada.
The Wines: Prices are RETAIL.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Marchand-Tawse Avalon Blanc 2011, $33 [blend from 3 chardonnay vineyards] my fave
-Marchand-Tawse Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2011, $195
-Tawse Chardonnay Quarry Road Estate 2010 VQA, $57.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Marchand-Tawse Meursault 2011, $59
-Marchand-Tawse Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain 2011, $80
-Marchand-Tawse Beaune 1er cru Tuvilains 2011, $56
-Marchand-Tawse Volnay 1er cru 2011, $65
-Marchand-Tawse Corton Rouge Grand Cru 2011, $110
-Tawse Chardonnay Robyn's Block Estate 2010 VQA, $45.95
-Tawse Pinot Noir Lauritzen Vineyard 2010 VQA, $44.95
The Food: charcuterie, cheeses, veggies and dip, fruit, breads, artichoke hearts.
The Downside: it as a cold and windy afternoon, and the room quickly filled up.
The Upside: a chance to compare some wines, especially the Canadian Tawse and the Burgundy Marchand-Tawse.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90
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