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Friday, June 26, 2009
The Event: New Zealand Wine Fair in Toronto, May 21, 2009
The Time and Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Event: New Zealand Wine Fair in Toronto
The Venue: Design Exchange, Trading Floor
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: most wines are available through agents or the LCBO. The catalogue was its usual splendid self, with full details on the wines and their availability. And as usual, it suffered from last minute price changes, wines that never arrived, substituted wines, and the like. Some, but not all, agents proffered updated order sheets. EVERY AGENT SHOULD BE DOING THIS IF THEY WANT ORDERS assuming that said agents are computer literate.
The Quote/Background: There was a self-pour, self-tour trade seminar on 15 Sauvignon Blanc wines, with a large booklet of details derived from a Powerpoint presentation. A first-rate job, complemented by excellent sandwiches.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Esk Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2008, $20.99 (PMA Canada)
-Neudorf Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Nelson 2008, $19.95 (Rubaiyat)