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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Media Tasting with Ann Sperling and Peter Gamble Nov 14/13

The Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013  1PM to 5:15PM

The Event: Media tasting with Ann Sperling and Peter Gamble: Argentina meets BC meets Nova Scotia.

The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve

The Target Audience: wine media

The Availability/Catalogue: most wines are at the LCBO in some format.

The Quote/Background: This was a tasting of their "out-of-province" wine portfolio, of soon to be released wines.

The Wines:


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

-Benjamin Bridge Blanc de Blanc 2004 MC Nova Scotia, $280 N/A – my fave

-Benjamin Bridge Reserve Brut 2007 MC Nova Scotia, $280 +275396 $74.95

-Sperling Vineyards Estate Brut Sparkling 2008 MC VQA Okanagan, +361436, $39.95

-Sperling Vineyards Estate Old Vines Riesling 2011 VQA Okanagan, +361204, $34.95

-Versado Reserva Malbec 2010 Single Vineyard Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza, +316984, $59.95


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

-Sperling Vineyards Estate Sper…itz Moscato 2011 VQA Okanagan, +364166, $12.95 375 mL

-Versado Malbec 2012 Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza, +317008, $25.95

-Clos du Soleil Signature 2011 VQA Okanagan [Bordeaux-type red blend]

-Clos du Soleil Capella 2011 VQA Okanagan [Bordeaux-type white blend]


The Downside: nothing

The Upside: on the way to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo

The Contact Person:

The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 91.

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