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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Champagne Deutz tasting Nov 5/13

The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 5, 2013  10AM to noon

The Event: Champagne Deutz tasting with Export Director Philippe Rivet and the team from his Ontario agency, Tandem Selections.

The Venue: Independent Wine Education Guild Toronto offices

The Target Audience: wine media

The Availability/Catalogue: mostly from the agent.

The Quote/Background: M. Rivet spoke to his company before we tasted the wines – they use first pressings only, 80% of their total acreage is Grand or Premier Cru (mostly around Ay), and they use the same distinctive unique bottle shape for all labels. There was a visual tour of the facilities and vineyards, as well as graphs and charts.

The Wines:


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

-Deutz Brut Rose NV, $79.95 - strawbs

-Deutz Brut 2006, $94.95

-Deutz Blanc de Blancs 2007, $109.95

-Deutz Cuvee William Deutz 2000, $199.95 – my personal fave of the tasting (1998 is in BC), nicely decomposing.

-Deutz Amous de Deutz 2005, $229.95 – chardonnay, slightly off-dry


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

-Deutz Brut Classic NV, $64.95


The Contact Person:

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

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