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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Event: a tasting of the wines of Friuli Grave, Feb 17, 2009
The Time and Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Event: a tasting of the wines of Friuli Grave under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Canada.
The Venue: Grano Restaurant
The Target Audience: wine media, trade (mostly agents).
The Availability/Catalogue: These wineries are looking for Ontario agents; some of them are repped in other provinces. Wines are only available ex-cellars.
The Quote/Background: "Quite a crowded affair just about everybody came out today!"
The Wines: the thirteen wineries had at least three wines each, with pinot Grigio, cabernet franc, refosco, and tocai friulano in the mix. Vintages were the most recent available. I concentrated on the wines already here or available through a current agent.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Cantina San Martino Cabernet Franc 2007, 4.06 Euros (Tannin Fine Wines)
-Furlan Castelcosa Cabernet Franc 2005 IGT Venezia Giulia, 3.95 Euros oldest wine in the show (T2 Import-Export Canada Inc.)
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):