The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 10PM
The Event: a tasting of Possente wines (Sicily) with dinner
The Venue: Grano
The Target Audience: wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: Possente wines are repped by DiVino Wine Merchants in Ontario.
The Quote/Background: we were supposed to have a tasting of wines from three Sicilian wineries found on the western side of the island. Through administrative/bureaucratic foulups, we ended tasting only one winery: Possente (the other two were BioViola and A Cassara). Francesca Pirrone spoke to the Possente wines.
The Wines: We were only able to taste one-third of the wines, these from the Possente winery. We had the wines with a meal:
Stuzzichini of calamari, pizza, mushroom caps, with the Possente Grillo 2013 (organic), four stars (90), $18.10.
Antipasto salumi with the Possente Rosso 2013 (three stars, 87).
Primo pappardelle ai frutti di mare, with the Grillo.
Secondo lamb rack, caponata, swiss chard, with the Possente Nero d'Avola 2013 (organic), $18.10, 3.5 stars (89), $18.10.
Formaggio pecorino with figs and BioViola honey.
Dolce cannoli siciliani
The Downside: it was a long day, and we didn't find out until our arrival that two wineries would not be present.
The Upside: good food, which made the wines taste even better.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 86.