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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Nov 27/09 - Trade Tasting - Liquid Art Fine Wines mini-portfolio

 The Time and Date:  Friday, November 27, 2009   2:30PM – 4:30 PM
The Event: Tasting a selection of wines from Liquid Art Fine Wines'
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve.
The Target Audience: wine media, private clients.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are in stock (or will be)
The Quote/Background: Liquid Art has a portfolio of some 200 producers,
all family-owned, small production wineries emphasizing terroir. Check
The Wines:
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Pommery Cuvee Louise 1998, $195.
-Sadie Family Winery Palladius 2007 South Africa, $79 [chenin, Grenache
blanc, clairette, viognier, chardonnay blend]
-Domaine Vincent Paris St. Joseph 2007, $39.95
-Argiano Solengo IGT Tuscany 2006, $95 [2005 was tasted]
-Neal Family Vineyards "2nd Chance" Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Atlas Peak Napa Valley, $125 – private order only
-Grant Burge Meshach 2004 Australia, $120  [2002 was available]
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Larmandier-Bernier 1er Cru Tradition Extra Brut Champagne, $76
-Tenuta dei Sette Cieli Indaco IGT Tuscany 2006, $65
-Russo Barbicone IGT Tuscany 2006, $49.95
-Duemani Suisassi 2005 Ribarbella, $175
-Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Napa Valley, $54
-Mendel Unus 2007 Mendoza, $53.95
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine Boudin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2008, $41.95
-Pyramid Valley Riesling Lebecca Vineyard 2006 New Zealand, $33.95
The Food: pate, terrine, cracker crisps, soft cheeses, breads.
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 89.

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