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Monday, May 23, 2011

April 15/11: BioVino tasting at the Green Living Show

The Time and Date: Friday, April 15, 2011   3 PM to 5 PM
The Event: BioVino at the Green Living Show
The Venue: Direct Energy Centre
The Target Audience: consumers, wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through agents or
The Quote/Background: there were only half as many wines as last year –
what does this mean?
The Wines: All wines are certified organic or biodynamic. I did not try
all the wines.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Cono Sur Sparkling NV Chile, $13.95
-Cono Sur Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Chile, $12.95
-Le Clos Jordanne Chardonnay Village Reserve 2007 Niagara, $30
-Dom. Des Cognettes Granite de Clisson Melon de Bourgogne 2004 Nantes,
-Richmond Plains Sauvignon Blanc 2010 New Zealand, $17.95
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Dom. Barmes Buecher Pinot Gris Herrenweg 2004 Alsace, $19.95
-Les Clos Perdus Corbieres Cuvee 71 2009, $19.95
-Les Clos Perdus Corbieres Mire la Mer 2006, $32.95
-Bod. Familia Cecchin Syrah 2007 Argentina, $12.95
-Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2008 Niagara, $22.95
-Temple Bruer Cabernet Merlot 2010 Langhorne Creek Australia, $23.95
-Temple Bruer Shiraz 2010 Langhorne Creek Australia, $23.95
-Tawse Quarry Road Gewurztraminer 2010, $24.95
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Les Clos Perdus Corbieres L'Extreme Blanc 2009, $47.95
-Les Clos Perdus Corbieres L'Extreme Rouge 2007, $47.95
-Dom. Barmes Buecher Riesling 2007 Alsace, $35
-Monty Waldin Monty's Tuscan Red 2009, $18.95
-Bod. Familia Cecchin Merlot 2007 Argentina, $11.95
-Bod. Familia Cecchin Malbec 2009 Argentina, $12.95
-Dom. Breton Bourgueil Trinch 2009, $19.85
-Dom. Campinuovi Siena Montecucco Sangiovese 2008, $26.85
-Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Niagara, $23.95
-Richmond Plains Pinot Noir 2010 New Zealand, $23.95
-Cono Sur Riesling 2009 Chile, $9.95.
-Milton Vineyard Riverpoint Chardonnay New Zealand, $17.95
-Ciao Organic Chardonnay Puglia, $11.95 1 litre tetra pack
The Food: none
The Downside: it was a busy show, and the room was crowded and full of
food smells from the adjoining area.
The Upside: there were some local beers too, such as Better Bitters
(Nickel Brook), Creemore, Mill Street, and Muskoka Cottage Brewery.
The Contact Person: or
The Marketing Effectiveness of this Event (numerical grade): 86.

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