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Sunday, November 24, 2013
18th annual Italian Wine Tasting, Roy Thomson Hall Nov 4/13
The Date and Time: Monday, November 4, 2013
The Event: A Tasting of Wines from Italy, 18th edition in Toronto
The Venue: Roy Thomson Hall
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: most everything is available via the normal LCBO distribution programs, or by private order. There were a few wineries seeking agents, with "unavailable" products for retail sale.
The Quote/Background: I usually enjoy this show when I do the serendipity approach. This year I tasted just a few whites such as moscato d'Asti at the end. I did not do consecutive tables: I went end to end, getting a walk out of it and meeting new people.
The Wines: I did not try every wine, and retail prices were spotty in their availability.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva di Costasera 2007, $64.95 Con Authentic
-Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Mazzano 2007
-Ciu Ciu Offida Rosso 2006 Esperanto organic, $38.95 PO Le Sommelier