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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Event: Andrew Peller Portfolio tasting at iYellow Wine Cave

The Date and Time: Thursday November 12, 2015    12PM to 4PM
The Event: Andrew Peller Portfolio tasting
The Venue: iYellow Cave
The Target Audience: sommeliers, wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: most of what we tasted was either in Ontario or is coming to the LCBO TBD.
The Quote/Background: Winery principals were around from Hahn Family Wines (California), Cordorniu (Spain), Les Grands Chais de France, and Angus the Bull (Australia).
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Codorniu Barcelona 1872 Brut, TBD  $19.50
-Codorniu Barcelona 1872 Brut Rose, TBD  $20
-Vina Pomal Tempranillo Reserva Rioja 2010   +960781  $21.95  Vintages Dec 12
-La Sablette Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2014  TBD  $14.95   twist top
-Hahn Family Santa Lucia Highlands SLH Chardonnay 2013,   TBD   $49.95
-Hahn Family Santa Lucia Highlands SLH Pinot Noir 2013,   TBD   $49.95
-Petersen & Sturt Reserve Shiraz 2012   TBD   est$26
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, +602615 $19.95 LCBO
-Vina Pomal Tempranillo Reserva Rioja 2011   TBD
-Wee Angus Cabernet Merlot (60/40) 2013, Consignment  $14.82 licensee
-Codorniu Clasico Brut Cava, +215814 $13.95 LCBO
-Codorniu Seleccion Raventos Rose Cava, +370080 $16.95 LCBO
-Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast,  TBD  $39.95
-Vina Zaco Tempranillo Rioja 2014, +146209  $14.95 Vintages
-Chateau Mezain Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2014, TBD   $13.95
-Arthur Metz Riesling 1er Presse Alsace 2014,  TBD  $19.95
-Boneshaker Zinfandel Lodi 2013  TBD   $26.95
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Chateau de Coureillac 2014 Entre Deux Mers, +360552, $12.95 LCBO
-Hahn Monterey Pinot Noir 2014, +226555, $18.95 LCBO
-Hahn G-S-M Central Coast 2013, March LCBO $18.95
-Louis Eschenauer Bordeaux Boise Red 2013  TBD, $14.95
-Chateau Lestage Simon Haut-Medoc 2012    TBD  $30.95
-Petersen & Sturt Shiraz 2013, TBD est $15 
The Food: cheese from the Cheese Boutique: Beaufort and  Buche de Chevre from France, Ermit and Old Cheddar from Canada, and Golden Cenarth from Wales, plus appropriate breads.
The Contact Person:;
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88.


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