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The Time and Date: Monday, May 11, 2009 3 Pm to 7:30 PM
The Event: A tasting of wines from broker Christophe Garnier Selection (CGS) repped in Ontario by Ex-Cellars.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street
The Target Audience: clients, wine press and trade.
The Availability/Catalogue: the seven wines can be ordered through Ex-Cellars.
The Quote/Background: Christophe Garnier himself was here to lead the tasting. Established in 1987 at Tours, CGS is run by M. Garnier; he also has his own Domaine de la Croule in the Loire.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Yvon & Pascal Tabordet Pouilly Fume 2008, $29.50.
-Pascal Pibaleau Cremant de Loire Rose, $28.50
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Pascal Pibaleau Cremant de Loire Brut, $28.50
-Pierre Cherrie Dom. De la Rossignole Sancerre 2007, $28.50
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine de la Croule Touraine Azay-le-Rideau 2007, $25
-Pascal & Alain Lorieux St. Nicolas de Bourgueil Agnes Sorel 2005, $31.50
-Pascal & Alain Lorieux Chinon Rouge Expression 2007, $24
The Food: cheese and assorted vegetables, olives, and breads.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 88.
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