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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Event: Wines of Greece Grand Tasting in Toronto May 4, 2017

The Date and Time: Thursday, May 4, 2017   11 AM to 4:30 PM
The Event: Wines of Greece Grand Tasting in Toronto
The Venue: ROM
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: wines are available through the agent
The Quote/Background: there was a seminar which I could not attend as I had a prior lunch and a piano recital to attend. Also, that meant that I could only taste from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
The Wines: I did not taste all the wines. Many prices were vague or vaguely stated. All prices should be licensee,
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine Costa Lazardi Amethystos Cava 2012 [cab franc] $49.95 Dionysus
-Domaine Vassilou Fume 2015 $19.95  Intra-Vino
-Domaine Vassilou Nemeion 2008 $18.95  Intra-Vino
-Papaioannou Estate Microclima 2005 $64.95 Lic Kolonaki
-Biblia Chora Ovilos White 2016  $42.90  Maitre de Chai
-Biblia Chora Areti Red 2010  $35.70  Maitre de Chai
-Domaine Papagiannakos Savatiano Old Vines 2016 $17.55 Majestic
-Tsililis-Theopetra Estate Limniona 2013 $26 Majestic
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine Hatzimichalis Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 $19.20 LCBO
-Pavidis Estate Emphasis Agiorgitiko 2013  $25 Licensee Intra-Vino
-Domaine Vassilou Nemea 2010 $17.95  Intra-Vino
-Kir Yianni Akakies 2015 Brut  $18 lic Kolonaki
-Papaioannou Estate 2010 $19.95 Lic Kolonaki
-Papaioannou Estate Old Vines 2010 $31.95 Lic Kolonaki
-Biblia Chora White 2016  $26.90  Maitre de Chai
-Domaine Gerovassiliou Ktima White 2016  $27.50  Maitre de Chai
-Domaine Gerovassiliou Ktima Malagousia 2016  $29.90  Maitre de Chai
-Domaine Gerovassiliou Ktima Red 2015  $33.90  Maitre de Chai
-Lyrarakis Plyto Psarades 2016 $22 Majestic
-Lyrarakis Assyrtiko Voila 2016 $18 Majestic
-Domaine Papagiannakos Kalogeri Malagouzia 2016 $20.95 Majestic
-Domaine Papagiannakos Erythros 2014 $20.95 Majestic
-Tsililis-Theopetra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Limniona 2013 $26 Majestic
-Tsililis-Theopetra Estate Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2016 $26 Majestic
-Cavino Domain Mega Spileo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  $27.95 Retail  United Stars
The Food: with no food left (it appeared to be cheeses and charcuterie and veggies and dips), I had a clear shot at the wines.
The Downside: I could only attend after 3:30
The Upside: no food to tempt me!
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88


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