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Monday, April 21, 2014

Austrian wine tasting from Le Sommelier's portfolio, April 16/14

The Date and Time: Wednesday, April 16, 2014  2PM to 6PM
The Event: a walkabout tasting of Austrian wines in Le Sommelier's portfolio.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: clients and wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are from Le Sommelier,
as consignment or private orders.
The Quote/Background: It was a min-Austrian trade show, with wines from five producers, GVs, field blends and even reds, showcasing their organic and biodynamically-farmed wines. Andreas Wickhoff, an MW from Austria, talked one-on-one to interested clients and media, explaining more about the wines.
The Wines: I missed tasting the Loimer Langenlois Gruner Veitliner Kamptal DAC 2013, $22.95 consignment.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Loimer Langenlois Gruner Veitliner Terrassen Kamptal DAC Reserve 2012, $39.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Heinrich Dorflagen Pinot Noir 2013 Burgenland, $24.95
-Loimer Langenlois Spiegel Gruner Veitliner Kamptal DAC Reserve 2012, $64.95 [2007 coming to Classics in October at $56]
-Wieninger Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC 2013 Vienna, $20.95
-Nigl Gartling Gruner Veitliner 2012 Kremstal, $21.95 - consignment
-Loimer LOIS Gruner Veitliner Niederosterreich 2013, $18.95
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Sattlerhof vom Sand Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Styria, $18.95
-F.X.Pichler Loiber Klostersatz Gruner Veitliner Federspiel 2012 Wachau, $37.95 - cons
-Heinrich Blaufrankisch 2012 Burgenland, $24.95
-Heinrich Zweigelt 2012 Burgenland, $24.95 - consignment
The Food: charcuterie, breads, international cheeses, pate.
The Downside: the place was slammed, making it hard to get a sample of wine.
The Upside: the place was slammed, good for business.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88.


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