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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
March 5 tasting of Ventisquero (Chile) wines
1. The Date and Time: Monday, March 5, 2012
The Event: tasting of Vina Ventisquero (Chile) wines, represented by RKW Wine Imports in Ontario.
The Venue: LCBO Summerhill store, Kitchen Events room
The Target Audience: wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: currently, there are two listings in Ontario at Vintages, a carmenere ($17.95) and a sauvignon blanc ($12.95). More will soon be available.
The Quote/Background: Felipe Tosso, the chief winemaker, gave background and presented a tasting of their premium wines, including the Grey line (usually priced at $13.95 for the reds), Pangea, Queulat Gran Reserva, and Vertice. Pangea and Vertice are made in partnership with John Duval of Australia.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
The Food: appetizers and tapas were produced (shrimp and coriander rice rolls, pork corn buns, chicken phyllos, black bean empanadas, and delicious smoked salmon cakes. All came with a variety of dipping sauces.