The Date and Time: Thursday May 10 2018 Noon to 3PM
The Event: Tasting/Drinking wine with Frederic Brouca of AOC Faugeres, repped in Ontario by Nicolas Pearce.
The Venue: Paris Paris
The Target Audience: licensees, wine writers, pr.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are here or will be here (see below)
The Quote/Background: Domaine Frederic Brouca has several different bottlings of his organic wines from the region. He explained them (all were red), but also began with some wines from his association with Mure in Alsace, for that white wine component of the afternoon. We tasted eight wines in all. He has markets in Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, New York – with Paris as his largest overall market. 80% of his business is in the USA. He discussed each wine in detail; it was a great learning experience.
The Wines: All the wines are organic, prices are licensee.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine Frederic Brouca Champs Pentus AOC Faugeres [GSM] 2016 $21.95 Cons
-Domaine Frederic Brouca Samso Seuille VDF Faugeres [100% cinsault] 2015 $19.95 Cons
-Domaine Frederic Brouca Clos Sauveplane AOC Faugeres [70%mourvedre,30%syrah] 2013 13.5% ABV $34.95 old vines Consignment
-Mure Pinot Gris Alsace Signature 2015 [Demeter} $26.95 Cons
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine Frederic Brouca Clos Sauveplane AOC Faugeres [70%mourvedre,30%syrah] 2016 13.5% ABV $37.95 old vines Consignment Fall arrival
-Domaine Frederic Brouca De Facto Rose AOC Faugeres [45%mourvedre/55%grenache] 2017 $21.95 June arrival
-Domaine Frederic Brouca Vermouth 16% [organic grapes and botanicals} $27 Fall arrival
-Mure Sylvaner Alsace Signature 2015 [Demeter} $19.95 Cons
The Food: there was a selection of charcuterie, sausages, three French cheeses (including Comte), breads and French fries.
The Downside: I had to leave immediately for the New Zealand Wine Show, a 20 minute walk away. The NZ seminar was slated to start at 1:30PM.
The Upside: there was a chance for a quick chat with Frederic Brouca.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 92