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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Event: Zenato Wine Tasting, Proprietor's Selection

The Date and Time: Monday, February 23, 2015  10:30 - noon
The Event: Zenato Wine Tasting, Proprietor's Selection
The Venue: George Brown College Wine Lab
The Target Audience: about 20 students and some wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are or will be at the LCBO
The Quote/Background: Alberto Zenato spoke about his wines from the Veneto, along with the characteristics of appassimento.
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Zenato Lugana San Benedetto 2013, +707158, $16.95 April Vintages
-Zenato Veneto Rosso IGT Parziale Appassimento 2012, +208579, $13.95 LCBO [with merlot and cabernet sauvignon juice and appassimento]
-Zenato Amarone della Valp;olicella Classico 2010, +413179, $49.95 Vintages
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Zenato Veneto Rosso IGT 2011, +208579, $12.15 LCBO
-Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2012, +995704, $17.95 Vintages April
-Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore 2011, +479766, $25.95 Vintages
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Zenato Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT 2013, +37648, $15.95 Vintages
The Food: the chefs at George Brown prepared for us some typical Venetian food with samples of lentils, risotto, bread, and ground pork sausage.
The Downside: it was very cold outside and my TTC passage had been down.
The Upside: a chance to speak with Alberto Zenato.
The Contact Person: Sheila SwPuritt <> and     <>.
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 92.


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