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Monday, June 21, 2010

May 13/10: Taste to Terroir -- Ontario wines at George Brown College

The Time and Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010  7Pm to 10PM

The Event: Taste to Terroir; celebrate Ontario

The Venue: George Brown College Chef School, Adelaide

The Target Audience: consumers, invited media.

The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available, some through normal distribution channels, others through the winery alone.

The Quote/Background: Salut is back, although this is yet again another name change. The basic formula should work – consumer shows are what is needed, not trade shows nor seminars. Just my opinion.

The Wines: I did not taste all the wines.


**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Rosewood Chardonnay Reserve 2007, $25

-The Grange of PEC Trompour's Mill Victoria Block Chardonnay 2007


***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Organized Crime Gewurztraminer 2008, $22

-Organized Crime Riesling Reserve 2008, $28

-Organized Crime Syrah 2008, $34

-Kacaba Chardonnay 2006 Horizon Ridge, $19.95

-Kacaba Riesling Reserve 2009, $17.95

-Lailey Counterpoint White 2005 [Gewurz,,chardonnay,sem.,riesling]  $25

-Lailey Pinot Noir 2008, $25

-Rosewood Natalie's Sussreserve Riesling 2008, $18

-Rosewood Semillon 2008, $18

-Creekside Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2007, $26.95

-Hillebrand Trius White 2008

-Sue-Ann Staff Estate Riesling 2008

-Sue-Ann Staff Estate Baco Noir 2008

-Nyarai Cellars Chardonnay 2007

-Nyarai Cellars Trois 2009 [pinot grigio,viognier,] $19.50

-Peninsula Ridge Sauvignon Blanc Wismer Vineyard 2009

-Peninsula Ridge Fume Blanc 2007

-Peninsula Ridge Meritage 2007

-Daniel Lenko Estate Riesling Reserve 2007, $19.95


*** Three Stars (8587 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Organized Crime Pinot Gris 2009, $19

-Organized Crime Pinot Noir 2008, $34

-Organized Crime Cabernet Franc 2008, $34

-Lailey Chardonnay 2007, $20

-Pelee Island Gewurztraminer Reserve 2006

-Wayne Gretzky Estate Riesling 2008

-Wayne Gretzky Estate Chardonnay 2008

-Hernder Gewurztraminer 2007 Wild Ferment

-Legends Diva 2008 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc

-Legends Gewurztraminer 2007

-Foreign Affair Winery Riesling 2008, $24.95

-Mountain Road Winery Chardonnay 2007


The Food: a variety (Beretta pork bellies from GBC Restaurant, Norfolk county apple foods, Stratford's Bijou Bistro charcuterie, Dairy Farmers' cheeses such as bocconcini, havarti, maple cheddar, and chocolate cheese fudge, et al).

The Downside: there was room for about 50 more people; 150 were in attendance.

The Upside: a chance to enjoy a relaxed show where NOBODY in the audience knew me. I do get harried when people try to talk to me and want an answer when my mouth is full of wine. They risk danger…

The Contact Person:

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 92.


1 comment:

Hampers said...

Thanks for sharing the Taste to Terroir -- Ontario wines at George Brown College. It was nice going through your blog. Keep on posting.