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Thursday, February 9, 2012
TASTING Autochthonous (indigenous) wines from Appelation Wines agency
The Date and Time: Friday, February 3, 2012
The Event: a tasting of autochthonous wines (made from indigenous grape varieties), available from Ken Hayden of Appellation Wines.
The Venue: LCBO Scrivener Square
The Target Audience: members of the WWCC.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available on consignment or by private order.
The Quote/Background: the event was put on at the request of the WWCC Executive, as a special tasting for its members. Ken specializes in sourcing indigenous grape varieties from France, Spain and Italy.
The Quote/Background: It is a trend now to produce indigenous grape varieties in small lots, for there will always be a market for these types of grapes.
The Wines: Prices are approximate since most wines are still coming in.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-2011 Santa Venere Vescovado Guardavalle Calabria IGT [organic]$24.30