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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Event: 30.50 wine portfolio tasting for consumers and media April 24/17

The Date and Time: Monday April 24, 2017   Noon to 2PM
The Event: 30.50 wine portfolio tasting for consumers and media
The Venue: Kasa Moto Yorkville
The Target Audience: wine media and retail purchasers
The Availability/Catalogue: everything is available in consignment stock, or set to arrive in May/July, or by private order.
The Quote/Background: it's a very Euro catalogue with some California and Ontario (Huff) content.
The Wines: I did not sample every wine. Prices are retail.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Castello di Verduno Piedmont Barbaresco 2013 $55
-Castello di Verduno Piedmont Barolo Massara 2009 $84.95
-Fat. Di San Quintino Tuscany Vermentino 2016 $16.95
-Il Paradiso di Frassina Tuscany Rosso Organic IGT 2014 $25.95
-Il Paradiso di Frassina Tuscany Brunello di Montalcino 2011  $79.95 [organic]
-Musella Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Veneto 2010 $79.95 [biodynamic]
-Celler Cesca Vicent Priorat Abat Domenech 2009 $69.95 [organic]
-Llopart Penedes Brut Reserva 2011 Cava $26.95 [organic]
-Valle de Junco Alentejo Lapa dos Gaivoes Escolha $37.95
-Sidonio de Sousa Bairrada Garrafeira 2009 $51.95
-Belem's Madeira Wine 10 Year Old Sercial $65.95
-Domaine Hatzidakis Santorini Assyrtiko Nikteri 2014 $47.95
-Bodegas Comenge Ribera del Duero Reserva 2011 $40 [organic]
-Bodegas Comenge Ribera del Duero Reserva 2012 $60 [organic]
-Bodegas Comenge Ribera del Duero Jacobus 2012 $150 [organic]
-Chapuy Champagne Carte Verte Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 375mL $29.95 – less than half-price of a 750 mL bottle!
-Musar Jeune Red Bekaa Valley Lebanon 2013 $29.95 [organic]
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Castello di Verduno Piedmont Langhe Nebbiolo 2015 $29.95
-Il Paradiso di Frassina Tuscany DO 12 UVE IGT Maremma 2011 $59.95
-Celler Cesca Vicent Priorat Cabaler Bianco 2015 $32.95 [organic white grenache]
-Celler Cesca Vicent Priorat LoPiot 2013 $41.95 [organic]
-Pago de Tharsys Valencia Dominio de Tharsys Brut Nature Cava NV $17.95
-Domaine Hatzidakis Santorini Assyrtiko 2015 $34.95
-Bodegas Comenge Ribera del Duero Crianza 2012 $30 [organic]
-Chiusa Grande Abruzzo Roccosecco Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012 $24.95
-Peter Zimmer Alto Adige Pinot Bianco 2016 $21.95
-ATTIS Bodegas Y Vinedos Rias Baixas Albarino Xion 2015 $23.95 [organic]
-Bodegas Briego Ribera del Duero Reserva 2011 $36.95
-Finca La Emperatriz Rioja Reserva 2012 $37.95
-Douro Prime Inquieto Seserva 2010 $39.95
-Joao Barbosa & Filos Setubal Moscatel de Setubal 2013 500 mL  $22.95
-Mylonas Winery Greece Attica Savatiano 2015 $22.95
-Huff Estates South Bay Chardonnay PEC VQA 2014 $30
-Huff Estates South Bay Merlot PEC VQA 2014 $40
-Huff Estates Cuvee Peter F Huff [traditional method]PEC VQA 2011 $40
The Food: edamame, broccoli tempura, and sauces.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88


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