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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

French Wine Connection 2012 wine show Nov 13/12

The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11AM to 5 PM
The Event: French Wine Connection 2012
The Venue: Park Hyatt
The Target Audience: agents and wine press
The Availability/Catalogue: some of the wineries already had agents,
probably because they were non repped in Alberta or BC where the show
The Quote/Background: There were 19 wineries, 5 of which already had
agents in Ontario, and some others had agents in Quebec, BC or
The Wines: some agency wines were on LCBO general list, others in
consignment, while others still were private orders. I did not taste
every wine.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Dom. Saint-Remy Gewurztraminer Reserve 2011, $17.95 +61150 Vintages
May 2013
-Dom. Saint-Remy Pinot Gris 2010 Grand Cru, $24.95 Eurovintage
-Marquis de Greysac 2009 Reserve Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux
-Dom. Gerard Tremblay Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2011
-Dom. Gerard Tremblay Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2010
-Mas de Theyron Les Murettes 2004 Languedoc
-Mas de Theyron Les Murettes 2005 Languedoc
-Domaine des Chaintres Sancerre 2011
-Jean Pabiot Cuvee Prestige des Fines Caillottes Pouilly-Fume 2010
-Domaine Faury Condrieu 2010, $69 Barrel Select
-Domaine Faury Condrieu La Berne 2010, under $100 Barrel Select
-Domaine Faury St Joseph La Gloriette 2010 Barrel Select
-Domaine Faury IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2011, $26 Barrel Select
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price
Rating terms):
-Ehrhart-Pfohl Riesling 2011, $13.95 +282186
-Dom. Saint-Remy Pinot Gris 2011, $14.95 Eurovintage
-Dom. Saint-Remy Cremant Brut NV, $17.95 Eurovintage
-Chateau Reverdi 2009 Listrac
-Chateau Les Paris 2008 Merlot Cabernet Sainte-Foy Bordeaux
-Dom. Gerard Tremblay Chablis 1er cru Montmain 2011
-Mas de Theyron Le Blanc 2011 IGP Pays d'Oc
-Mas de Theyron Les Amandiers 2005 IGP de la Benovie
-Mas de Theyron Les Galets 2005 Languedoc
-Domaine des Levrys Sancerre 2011
-Domaine des Coltabards Sancerre 2011
-Dom. Des Mariniers Pouilly-Fume 2011
-Dom. Pascal Bellier Cheverny Blanc 2011
-Dom. Philippe Portier 2011 Quincy
-La Quincyte de Philippe Portier 2010 Quincy
-Jean Pabiot La Merisiere Sancerre 2011 Atlas
-Saget La Perriere La Petite Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Churchill
-Chat. Morgues du Gres Terre d'Argence Rouge 2010 Costieres de Nimes
Rouge et Blanc
-Chat. Morgues du Gres Terre d'Argence Blanc 2010 Costieres de Nimes
Rouge et Blanc
-Domaine Faury St Joseph Hedonism 2010 Barrel Select
-Domaine Faury Cote Rotie Reviniscence 2010 Barrel Select
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Dom. Saint-Remy Riesling Reserve 2011, $17.95 Eurovintage
-Marquis de Greysac 2011 Sauvignon Bordeaux
-Marquis de Greysac 2011 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Rose
-Chateau La Mondette 2010 Merlot Cabernet Cotes de Bordeaux
-Chateau Le Clairot 2009 Merlot Cabernet Bordeaux
-Guy Saget Sancerre 2011 LCBO
-Chat. Morgues du Gres Les Galets Dores Blanc 2011 Costieres de Nimes
Rouge et Blanc
The Food: charcuteries cold cuts, cheese, breads, water
The Downside: it did not seem too well attended, my guess is that there
were fewer people than last year.
The Upside: Domaine Faury, via Kermit Lynch selections (Barrel Select
in Ontario)
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade):

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