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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Tasting Victorian wines from Oz, July 9/13
The Date and Time: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Event: A tasting of Victorian wines from Australia, emphasizing diversity and innovation.
The Venue: The Miller on Bay
The Target Audience: LCBO buyers, consultants and wine media.
The Availability/Catalogue: Fewer than half the wines are at Vintages, but all are ready for ordering, to be in the system. Agents included Amethyst, Hobbs, Eurovintage, Rogers and Von Terra,
The Quote/Background: Steven Worley, winemaker at The Hairy Arm Company in Northcote, Victoria, led the seminar. There were four flights: alternative whites, chardonnay, alternative reds, and shiraz. Both the shiraz and the chardonnay were the larger flights. When asked, Steven said that Tempranillo would be the next big grape variety from Oz.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):