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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Event: 50th Anniversary of Bollinger R.D.

The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2014   5 Pm - 7PM
The Event: 50th Anniversary of Bollinger R.D.
The Venue: King Edward Hotel
The Target Audience: clients and wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are now at the LCBO, Classics or Vintages.
The Quote/Background: Guy de Rivoire, Bollinger's international marketing director, spoke to us about the quality of the Champagnes as we celebrated the release of the 2002 Bollinger RD Extra Brut into the Ontario marketplace. The first RD was in 1952, and this is the 50th anniversary of that release. All of the wines are around 60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay, and 15% meunier.
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bollinger R.D. 2002 Extra Brut, $180 (RD on March 13, 2014)
-Bollinger Rose NV Brut, $100
-Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut, $75
The Food: cheeses and pates, breads
The Downside: this was the third of four tastings on this long day.
The Upside: Bollinger RD is one of my best faves in Champagne.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 92.


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