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Thursday, July 28, 2011
July 21/11: Media tasting of Argentine wines at 99 Sudbury Loft
The Time and Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Event: media tasting of about 65 wines from Argentina.
The Venue: 99 Sudbury Loft
The Target Audience: wine writers. The evening show beginning at was directed to iYellow clients.
The Availability/Catalogue: all channels in the Ontario market were here, including General List, Vintages, Consignment and the occasional Private Order.
The Quote/Background: while the Loft was air conditioned, some red wines were not chilled down enough to eliminate heat. One agent chilled some of her wines and then offered tastings based on chilling, heating, and a blend of the two.
The Wines: The catalogue had a list of availability keys, agent emails, and full order data (CSPC numbers, prices, vintage). I was not able to taste every single wine. There were no sparklers and only one rose.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Callia Magna Shiraz 2007 $15.95 Consignment Kylix
-Callia Grand Reserve 2006 $36.95 Consignment Kylix
-Casa Montes Alzamorah Syrah 2006 $19.95 Vintages
-Don Cristobal Oak Reserve Shiraz 2008 $13.95 Vintages