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Monday, June 18, 2018

The Event: Spring Wine Tasting with PondView Estate Winery and Stem Wine Group May 29

The Date and Time: Tuesday May 29, 2018  1PM to 5PM
The Event: Spring Preview Wine Tasting with PondView Estate Winery and Stem Wine Group (Stem is the wine agent for PondView)
The Venue: Tim Horton's Theatre in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers, private clients
The Availability/Catalogue: everything was available either through the winery or through the agent.
The Wines: prices are licensee. I did not try all the wines.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Henri Abele Vintage Brut Champagne 2009 $99.99 – my white/spark FAVE of the tasting
-460 Casina Bric Barolo Piedmont 2012 $46.99 – my red FAVE of the tasting
-Pondview Bella Terra Reserve Cabernet Franc Unfiltered VQA 2014 $39.75
-Pondview Bella Terra Reserve Meritage Unfiltered VQA 2013 $44.75
-Pondview Bella Terra Reserve Appassimento Cabernet VQA 2014 $69.75
-Andeluna Altitud Chardonnay Mendoza Argentina 2016 $22.99
-Fatt. Magliano Vermentino Toscana 2017 $24.99
-Ronco del Gelso Riesling Schulz 2016 Friuli IGT $35.99
-Husic Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015 $84.99
-La Manufacture Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots 2014 $104.99
-Fatt. Magliano Illario IGT Rosato Tuscany 2017  $23.99
-Henri Abele Brut Rose Champagne  $69.99
-Henri Abele Brut Traditional Champagne NV  $55.99
-Corte Aura Franciacorta Brut NV $31.99
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Burnt Ship Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016 VQA Niagara Peninsula $13.30
-Burnt Ship Bay Chardonnay 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula $12.45
-Burnt Ship Bay Cabernet 2016 VQA Niagara Peninsula $13.30
-PondView Lot 74 Sparkling Vintage Brut 2016 $24.90
-PondView Lot 74 White 2016 $14.95 [chardonnay/riesling/gewurztraminer]
-PondView Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2016 VQA Niagara $17.95
-PondView Black Label Skipping Stone 2017 $16.95  [vidal]
-PondView Black Label Riesling Dry 2016 $19.95
-PondView Bella Terra Reserve Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2015 $29.95
-Colterenzio Cora Pinot Bianco 2017 Alto Adige Italy $20.99
-Colterenzio Lafoa Chardonnay 2017 Alto Adige Italy $57.99
-Castello di Semivicoli Pecorino 2017 Abruzzo Italy $28.99
-Castello di Semivicoli Trebbiano 2014 Abruzzo Italy $39.99
-Ca' del Baio Langhe Riesling 2016 Piedmont $29.99
-Chotard Sancerre Blanc 2017 $29.99
-Chotard Sancerre Rose 2017 $29.99
-La Manufacture Chablis 2016 $34.99
-Ronco del Gelso Fruiliano Toc Bas 2016 Friuli $29.99
-Ronco del Gelso Malvasia Vigna Della Permuta 2016 Friuli IGT $29.99
-Andeluna Altitud Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2014 $25.99
-Husic Pinot Noir Napa Valley 2015 $84.99
The Food: platters of charcuterie and cheeses, plus breads and biscuits.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89.

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