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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Event: A tasting of Bartali wines

The Date and Time:  Monday, September 28, 2015  3PM to 8PM
The Event: A tasting of Bartali wines
The Venue: Scratch Kitchen (great name) Yonge and Glen Echo
The Target Audience: wine media, sommeliers, customers and clients.
The Availability/Catalogue: six pack wines by consignment, from a new wine agency: (brothers Dan and Nick Lattanzio).
The Quote/Background: Filippo Volpini of Vincola Bartali (grandson of the founder Alberto Bartali who established the estates in 1927) was along for the private showing; he greatly assisted in providing additional information.
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bartali Villa Reale Line Vecchia Corona IGT 2010 [supertuscan], $22.65
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bartali Classic Line Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010, $55.30
-Bartali Classic Line Bolgheri DOC 2012, $34.35
-Bartali Villa Reale Line Chianti Classico DOCG 2013, $21.75
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bartali Classic Line Chianti DOCG 2014 Ducceto, $16
-Bartali Classic Line Sangiovese di Toscana IGT, $13.50
The Food: Spuntini (snacks) from Chef Michael Tucker – salumi platter, cheeses, peppers, mushrooms, bruschetta, and diverse skewers.
The Downside: I had two previous tastings that day.
The Upside: My palate was fine since the stretch was from 11AM through 5PM, and I got a good walk to the Scratch Kitchen.
The Contact Person: or
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 86.

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