The Date and Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3PM to 6PM
The Event: Champagne tasting- Ayala and Palmer & Co.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: wine media, sommeliers, and private clients
The Availability/Catalogue: wineonline.ca and Hanna Neal Wine Merchants
The Quote/Background: It was a crowded room, which was good. The wines were laid out and served nicely chilled. It was a taste and try before you buy session; all cartons were six packs.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Ayala Perle d'Ayala 2005, $160
-Palmer & Co Blanc de Blancs 2008, $79.95
-Palmer & Co Brut Millesime 2004, $84.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Ayala Rose Majeur N/V, $79.95 – my overall fave in terms of price/value
-Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2007, $99.95
-Palmer & Co Brut Reserve N/V, $61.75
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Ayala Brut Majeur N/V, $64.95
The Food: none
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89.