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Thursday, April 5, 2012

March 29/12: Biodynamic wine tasting,he Living Vine

 The Date and Time: Thursday, March 29, 2012  4PM to 7PM
The Event: tasting a selection of biodynamic wines available from The
Living Vine []
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: media, private clients
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available by consignment, in
six and twelve bottle cartons.
The Quote/Background: Wines could also be ordered through
The Wines: To reiterate, all wines are biodynamic.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Hedymann-Lowenstein Ven Blaum Schiefer Riesling Reserve 2010, $49.95
-Millton Vineyard Opou Chardonnay 2010, $24.95 – my FAVE white of the
-Ceago Vinegarden Del Lago Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Clew Lake North
California, $24.95 - my FAVE red of the tasting
-Pyramid Valley Vineyards Lion's Tooth Chardonnay 2009 New Zealand, $69
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price
Rating terms):
-Chateau Tie Pe Tire Pe 2009 Bordeaux, $22.95 [40% Malbec]
-Cowhorn Vineyards Syrah Applegate Valley Oregon 2007, $34.95
-Az. Ag. Gravner Ribolla Gialla Amphora 2005, $99.95
-Azienda Agricola Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino, $94.95
-Dr. Burklin-Wolf 2010 Burklin Estate Riesling Pfalz, $19.95.
-Dom. Ostertag Gewurztraminer SGN 2007, $65 half-bottle.
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Littorai Wines Charles Heintz Sonoma Chardonnay 2009, $69.95
The Food: cheese, pate, breads.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89

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