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The Date and Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1PM to 3PM
The Event: Top Drops from Trialto, a presentation of fine wines available this fall through the LCBO.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: wine trade, clients, and select media.
The Availability/Catalogue: Classics Catalogue and Vintages Front Line.
The Quote/Background: It was a drop-in, walk-around tasting, to be held weekly on Wednesdays.
The Wines: the wines were being released at different times, as indicated. This week it was a selection of New World.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bodegas Catena Zapata Adrianna White Stones Chardonnay 2010, $92.95 Vintages Feb 2014
-Poplar Grove Legacy 2007, $54.95 Vintages
-Bodegas Catena Zapata Adrianna Malbec 2009, $119.95 Vintages Nov
-Bodegas Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2009, $87.95 Vintages Nov
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Southbrook Poetica Red 2010 VQA Niagara, $55 Vintages Classics
-Wind Gap Griffin's Lair Syrah 2009 Sonoma County, $67.95 Vintages Classics
-Bodegas Catena Zapata Alta Malbec 2010, $49.95 Vintages
-Bodegas Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2009, $110 Vintages
-Bodegas Catena Zapata NCZ 2009, $110 Vintages Nov
The Food: bread, olive oil from Jamie Oliver, and water
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90.
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