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The Time and Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 2PM to 5PM
The Event: Germany Wines with Jazz trade show
The Venue: Roy Thomson Hall
The Target Audience: wine press, sommeliers, LCBO product consultants.
The Availability/Catalogue: most wines were available in the system, but many were private orders only. The catalogue had all of the salient data, but no prices.
The Quote: "Red production of wines in German now is at 36.8% of the total" (63.2% is obviously white wine)
The Wines: There were not many reds, and only one chardonnay. Gewurztraminer appears to be increasing in variety.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Britzingen Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2003 Badenweiler Romerberg
-Deinhard Beerenauslese Rheinhessen 2005
-Dr.Fischer Riesling Spatlese 2006 Ockfener Bockstein ($20)
-Fitz-Ritter Riesling Sekt b.A. Extra Dry ($16)
-Markus Molitor Riesling Auslese 2002 Zeltlinger Sonnenuhr
-Markus Molitor Riesling Spatlese 2005 Feinherb Bernkasteler Badstube
-Markus Molitor Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2005 Wehlener Klosterberg ($385)
-Graf von Schonborn Riesling Spatlese 1991 Hochheim Domdechaney
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Balthasar Ress Riesling Auslese Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen 2004
-Darting Gewurztraminer Kabinett Durkheimer Nonnengarten 2005
-Gunderloch Gewurztraminer 2006 ($19.95)
-Graf von Schonborn Estate Riesling 1994
-Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken Riesling Spatlese Saarburger Rausch 1993 ($34.95)
-Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Spatlese 2006 Grunlack
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Fitz-Ritter Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2007
-Studert-Prum Maximinhof Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2006 ($23.95)
-Blue Nun Winemakers Passion 2006 Riesling ($13)
-Rappenhof Riesling Auslese 2007 Niersteiner Pettenthal
-Ruppertsberger Linsenbusch Riesling Eiswein 2004 ($49.95)
The Food: a continuation of lunch, with more vegetables and cheeses.
The Downside: light attendance, but then that meant more room to navigate.
The Upside: a chance to catch up with non-Riesling.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Effectiveness (numerical grade): 89.
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