The Date and Time: Thursday, November 18, 2015 3PM to 5 PM
The Event: tasting FitaPreta Vinhos (Alentejo, Portugal) wines with the winemaker Antonio Macanita.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: wine writers, FWR clients, Le Sommelier Inc. clients
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are in consignment, on the water, or at Vintages.
The Quote/Background: Antonio Macanita began his winery in early 2004 after a career in Napa, McLaren, and Lynch Bages. He also produces stunning wines from the Azores (Pico Island).
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-FitaPreta Azores Wine Company Arinto dos Acores 2014 Pico Island, $45.95
-FitaPreta Palpite White Reserva 2013 Alentejo, $38.95
-FitaPreta Red Reserve 2013 Alentejo, $19.95 ETA Dec 31
-FitaPreta Palpite Red Grande Reserva 2012 Alentejo, $39.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-FitaPreta PRETA Homemagem 2011 Alentejo, $99.95
-SEXY Sparkling Rose Brut Methode Tradionnelle NV Alentejo $29.95
-Macanita Red 2012 Douro Valley, $18.95 Vintages +408070
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-FitaPreta White 2014 Alentejo, $16.95
The Food: cheeses, breads, pate.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89.