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Thursday, April 7, 2011

South African Icon Wines Tasting at George, March 2011

The Time and Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011  1Pm to 4 PM
The Event: A walk through several South African wines from the April 2
Vintages release.
The Venue: George Restaurant
The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers
The Availability/Catalogue: most are coming out April 2 at Vintages,
others are here now by consignment.
The Quote/Background: A short walkaround of some nine wines, presented
by the agents, with excellent tech sheets.
The Wines:
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bellingham Fair Maiden 2008 (white Rhonish blend), +220020, $17.75
-Vilafonte Series M 2006 (Bordeaux-style blend), +7757, $39.75
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Ataraxia Wines Serenity 2007 (unnamed red blend), +148601, $24.75
-Brampton Sauvignon Blanc 2009, $13.95 Vintages
-Bellingham Merlot With A Dash of Malbec 2007, +129718, $13.75
-Lammershoek Roulette Blanc 2008 (Chenin blanc and chardonnay),
+225458, $16.75
-Warwick Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Hobbs Consignment, $23.99 Licensee

*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bellingham Dragon's Lair 2006 (Rhone blend, mostly shiraz), +68692,
-The Winery of Good Hope Black Rock Red 2007 (Rhone blend), +68502,
The Food: cheeses and delightful breads (sweet, savoury, etc.) plus
veggies and dips, including a smokey hollandaise.
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness of this Event (numerical grade): 89.

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