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The Time and Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 5PM to 7PM
The Event: a tasting with Felipe Gonzalez-Gordon of Gonzalez-Byass sherry house.
The Venue: Cava Restaurant
The Target Audience: media and others
The Availability/Catalogue: all the wines are here at Vintages.
The Quote/Background: I barely had a chance to talk with Felipe it was crowded, hot and noisy, and we both had to shout at each other.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Tio Pepe Fino, $15.95, +242669 Vintages always a fave, sharp and fresh
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Alfonso Oloroso Seco, $14.95, +954776 Vintages lovely bone dry finish over a caramel topping.
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Nutty Solera Oloroso, $12.95, +35204 Vintages basic sherry
The Food: tapas such as stuffed mushroom caps, skewered meats, deep fried olives, paella-stuffed mussels, and more.
The Downside: it was hot, crowded, and noisy. Plus, I never got to have one piece of each tapas since it was hard for the one waiter to get through the crowd.
The Upside: in these circumstances, I really enjoyed my Uncle's drink.
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 83.
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