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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Trade Event: Stars of Alsace - a tasting of select wines from Maison Trimbach, Leon Beyer, and Hugel et Fils.
The Time and Date: Monday, May 11, 2009
The Event: Stars of Alsace a tasting of select wines from Maison Trimbach, Leon Beyer, and Hugel et Fils.
The Venue: Edo, Eglinton West
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are currently released and available through the agent or the LCBO.
The Quote/Background: Hubert Trimbach (Woodman), Marc Beyer (Trilogy), and Etienne Hugel (Halpern) came over to support this initiative.
Maison Trimbach [http://www.maison-trimbach.com]:
* 2006 Pinot Blanc$19.95 my rating: 3 stars
* 2007 Gewurztraminer$29.95 my rating: 4 stars * 2005 Pinot Gris Reserve $30.95 3 stars * 2004 Riesling 'Cuvee Frederic Emile' - 92 points "The Trimbach family continues to render some of the world's finest Riesling" Robert Parker's, The Wine Advocate - $69 Classics Sept 2009 4 stars * 2001 Gewurztraminer Selection de Grains Nobles - $200 (full bottle) Classics Sept 2009 4 stars.
Leon Beyer: [http://www.leonbeyer.fr]
* 2007 Pinot Gris $16.15, +165241 General 3.5 stars * 2005 Riesling 'Les Ecaillers'$24.70 Vintages +955403 4 stars * 2005 Pinot Gris 'Comtes d'Eguisheim' - 91 points "...opulence and textural allure of this Pinot Gris as well as its forceful energy and its enveloping finishing richness of pit fruits and nuts are all enormously impressive." Robert Parker's, The Wine Advocate $45 Vintages Online +91603 3.5 stars * 1998 Gewurztraminer Selection Grains Nobles - $70 half-bottle; $129 full bottle 4 stars.
Hugel & Fils: [http://www.hugel.com]
* 2007 Muscat Tradition $24.45 CW 3 stars * 2007 Riesling 'Hugel'$24.25 CW 3.5 stars * 2005 Pinot Noir Hugel 'Jubilee'$49.50 CW 3 stars * 2002 Gewurztraminer 'Hugel' Selection de Grains Nobles - 92 points. The Hugels like the Beyers and Trimbachs are true to tradition in their emphasis on dry-tasting wines across the varietal spectrum and in the release of their best wines only after a year or (usually) more of bottle age." Robert Parker's, The Wine Advocate $100.95 half-bottle CW4 stars
The Food: There were cheeses, biscuits, plus platters of food (kyu maki, tuna mtemari, butter fish sweet potato tempura, mini unagi onigiri, and salmon tataki).
The Downside: nothing
The Upside: great little slice of Alsace to taste, with compatible food.