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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Profile Wine Group Portfolio tasting, Liberty Grand, Sept 24/13
The Date and Time: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Event: Profile Wine Group Portfolio tasting.
The Venue: Liberty Grand
The Target Audience: media, sommeliers, private customers
The Availability/Catalogue: items are all over the map -- consignment, private orders, LCBO, Vintages. But it did look like everything was available.
The Quote/Background: The last show was two years ago. This show was a little smaller in scope but more focused. Many tables were supported with personnel from the winery involved. There was also a suggested donation of $20 to the Sick Kids Foundation, a great idea.
The Wines: I did not try all the wines, there were about 300 of them, plus some spirits. I passed up many of the wines available at the LCBO, preferring to sample rare or limited wines. Prices are licensee.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Balbo Wines Susana Balbo Brioso 2009 Argentina, $40.95 PO
-WakefieldSt. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Australia, $64.95 PO
-Rosehall Run JCR Chardonnay 2011 VQA PEC, $25.12Cons