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Saturday, June 19, 2010

May 17/10: Winemakers and Terroir, Gigliola Trambusti Fine Italian Wines at Hart House

 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 (8890 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 (8587 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:

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 87.


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