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Saturday, May 3, 2008
Trade Event: Wine Guy Imports portfolio tasting, April 22, 2008
The Time and Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Event: portfolio tasting of Wine Guy Imports.
The Venue: Rosewater Supper Club
The Target Audience: wine media, restaurants, and private customers.
The Availability/Catalogue: about 140 wines were available for sampling. All were consignment or private orders. I did not try them all. The complete portfolio is about 300 pages and contains detailed tasting notes and images for all the wines. It is a PDF, and you can get a copy from the agency via email (see below). The tasting catalogue that we had did cite the necessary details about each wine, including some background on the firms plus grape varieties used. Unfortunately, it was misbound. I did not taste all wines (note the review above for Sacha Lichine), and I pre-tasted one beer.
The Quote: Zoltan Szabo said that the Deus Brut des Flandres 2006 which is made in Belgium but then shipped to Champagne for final MC treatment was a sparkling barley wine "Magnificent"
The Wines: prices are RETAIL.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):