The Date and Time: Monday January 16, 2017 6Pm to 10PM
The Event: annual dinner of the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada
The Venue: Tutti Matti, King and Spadina
The Target Audience: members of the WWCC and their guests, almost two dozen in all.
The Availability/Catalogue: the wines were drawn from WWCC member cellars.
The Quote/Background: the annual dinner is really a fun time to which everybody brings their A game.
The Wines: I tasted most of these wines, and they were largely terrific.
Bubbly service at beginning: -JEIO Rose Brut NV Italy
-Grange of PEC Lot 4 Brut NV VQA PEC
-Blu Giovello Prosecco NV
-LAN Crianza 2012 Rioja magnum
-Laztana Tempranillo Reserva Rioja 2010
-Fielding Riesling Reserve 2006 VQA
-Between the Lines Merlot 2009 VQA
-Rosewood Merlot 2011 VQA
-J. de Telmont Blanc de Blanc Brut NV
-J. de Telmont Cuvee Grand Rose Brut
-Franciacorta 2010 Monzio Compagnoni
-2007 Union Forté
-2012 Two Sisters Cabernet Franc VQA
-Mountain Road Winery Vidal Icewine 2000
-1990 Moulin Touchais
-2009 Roux Pere & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumes
-Frescobaldi Nippozano Chianti Rufina Reserva 2012
-2005 Osoyoos Larose BC VQA
-Chateau Les Charmes-Godard 2012 Francs-Cote de Bordeaux
-Exultet Estates Chardonnay The Blessed 2010 VQA PEC
-Muscedere Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2008 VQA LENS
-Pisano Merlot and Tannat 2012 Uruguay
-Azores Sao Miguel Quinta Da Jardinette Merlot and Tempranillo 2014
-Sardinia Terre Bianche Torbato 2014
The Food: Antipasto Choice – Porchetta (slow roasted pig, tuna sauce, arugula, deep fried shallots, toasted country bread; Aqua Cotta (carrot, celery, onion, black cabbage, bread, duck egg served in a large soup bowl); Verdure (cauliflower, carrots, leeks, squash, black cabbage, pistachio bagna cauda).
Main Choice - Crespella (crepes, fontina bechamel, wild mushrooms); Eliche Pasta (lamb, fennel, chick pea, rosemary); Costole Di Manzo (short ribs, beer, oranges, Rosemary, beets and beet greens).
Dolce Tiramisu, Sorbetto
It was a meat crowd, so the porchetta and the short ribs won the raves, especially in combo with the wines.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 92.