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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Annual Discover of Wines of Chile Toronto '13 trade show
The Date and Time: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Event: Annual Discover Wines of ChileToronto '13
The Venue: ROM
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: most items are available through the LCBO or by consignment, some are coming in. Catalogue had full details.
The Quote/Background: We began with a trade seminar on the effects of green viticulture on taste, cost and consumer appeal, with a tasting/presentation of six wines, some with different vintages than what was in the show. It was led by Marcela Burgos, WSET, and Chris Waters, VINES. Most of the wines in the trade show were $16 and under. There were special tables: natural wines from Chile; Top wines for licensees; and 10th annual Wines of Chile awards winners (my fave table).
The Wines: I did not taste all the wines. There were 21 wineries with over 125 wines.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Anakena ALWA Carmenere 2010, $34.95 Kylix
-Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2011 Limari, $21.95 Select
-Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2009 Maipo, $37.95 Wine World
-Emiliana Coyam 2010 Red Blend Colchagua, $29.95PMA
-Perez Cruz Quelen Petit Verdot-Carmenere-Cot Maipo Andes, $49