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The Time and Date: Monday, May 17, 2010 11AM to 6PM
The Event: Winemakers and Terroir; in collaboration with Gigliola Trambusti Fine Italian Wines.
The Venue: Hart House, Univ of Toronto
The Target Audience: wine trade, agents.
The Availability/Catalogue: about half of the wines were already available from agents. But in essence, this was to be a show of Italian wineries looking for agents in Ontario.
The Quote/Background: presumably some of the wines are available through the normal distribution systems, but most will be private orders. Prices were difficult to come by, so I just gave up.
The Wines: I did not try all the wines.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Riofava di Sergio Gomba Nebbiolo d'Alba 2007 Ron Carpentier
-Podere La Vigna Rosso Toscana IGT Maritato 2005 Churchill Cellars
-Frat. De Luca Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Conte Genoino 2004
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Riofava di Sergio Gomba Barolo Suri 2005 Ron Carpentier
-Riofava di Sergio Gomba Barolo 2006 Ron Carpentier
-Podere Saulino Brachetto di Piemonte NV [sparkling] Ron Carpentier
-Villa Erbice Amarone Della Valpolicella Tremenel 2005
-Dal Din Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Vidor Millesimato 2009
-Provenza Lugana Brut Metodo Classico Ca Maiol Lorac
-Branko Collio Pinot Grigio 2009
-Tenuta de Sticciano Rosso Toscana Cantastorie IGT 2005 Ron Carpentier
-Podere La Vigna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 Churchill Cellars
-Poderi Angelini Chardonnay de Salento IGT 2009
-Villa di Quartu Cannonau di Sardegna Parillias 2007 Vinum Novum
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-La Cipriana Bolgheri Vermentino Paguro 2009 Tuscany
The Food: cold cuts of salami and prosciutto and other antipasti dishes (marinated roasted veggies, sun-dried tomatoes, cheeses, breads, etc.)
The Downside: I was expecting more trade people, and also more unrepresented wineries.
The Upside: I got to experience some new and different wineries.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 87.
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