The Date and Time: Wednesday May 3, 2017 2:30 – 4:30 PM
The Event: Tutored tasting with Valentina Argiolas – Argiolas wines from Sardinia.
The Venue: George Brown Chef's House Wine Tasting Lab
The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers
The Availability/Catalogue: wines are available through Stem Wines, although the 2013 Argiolas Costera Cannonau di Sardegna DOC is coming out at Vintages on May 27 (+99028, $22.95)
The Quote/Background: Sardinia is home to 20 grape varieties. Many are made into different styles of wines. Argiolas is sustainable with biodiversity and pest management; most of its vineyards are located at the southern tip of Sardinia.
The Wines: All prices are licensee.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Argiolas Vermentino Costamolino 2016 $16.99
-Argiolas Is Solias Estate 2013 [95% carignano, 5% bovale sardo] $28.00 ---> MY FAVE
-Argiolas Turriga 2012 [85% cannonau, 5% each bovale sardo, malvasia nera, carignano] $89.99
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Argiolas Turriga 2011 [85% cannonau, 5% each bovale sardo, malvasia nera, carignano] $89.99
-Argiolas Korem [55% bovale sardo, 35% carignano, 10% cannonau] $49.99
-Argiolas Costera 2014 Cannonau di Sardegna $18.99
The Food: just water
The Downside: It was a busy week for me and I was rushing around.
The Upside: a chance to speak with Valentina Argiolas.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89