The Date and Time: Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:30 PM to 5PM
The Event: talk with Paul Hobbs and his wines, repped by Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants in Ontario.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: clients, wine media, LCBO, sommeliers
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available, largely through private orders.
The Quote/Background: It was a small group that assembled, but changed throughout the afternoon, maybe 70 in all. It was a simple tasting with Q & A and advice, one-on-one.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ross Station Estate 2011 $105
-Felino Malbec 2013 $19.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Crossbarn Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 $35
-Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard 2012 $105
-Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 2011 $249
-Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard 2010 $249
The Food: none
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 87.
Dean Tudor, Ryerson University Journalism Professor Emeritus
Treasurer, Wine Writers' Circle of Canada
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