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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New World Top Drops from Trialto, Sept 25/13

 The Date and Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013  1PM to 3PM

The Event: Top Drops from Trialto, a presentation of fine wines available this fall through the LCBO.

The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve

The Target Audience: wine trade, clients, and select media.

The Availability/Catalogue: Classics Catalogue and Vintages Front Line.

The Quote/Background: It was a drop-in, walk-around tasting, to be held weekly on Wednesdays.

The Wines: the wines were being released at different times, as indicated. This week – it was a selection of New World.


**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Bodegas Catena Zapata Adrianna White Stones Chardonnay 2010, $92.95 Vintages Feb 2014

-Poplar Grove Legacy 2007, $54.95 Vintages

-Bodegas Catena Zapata Adrianna Malbec 2009, $119.95 Vintages Nov

-Bodegas Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2009, $87.95 Vintages Nov


***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Southbrook Poetica Red 2010 VQA Niagara, $55 Vintages Classics

-Wind Gap Griffin's Lair Syrah 2009 Sonoma County, $67.95 Vintages Classics

-Bodegas Catena Zapata Alta Malbec 2010, $49.95 Vintages

-Bodegas Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2009, $110 Vintages

-Bodegas Catena Zapata NCZ 2009, $110 Vintages Nov


The Food: bread, olive oil from Jamie Oliver, and water

The Contact Person:

The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90.



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