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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Event: Riesling & Co. Toronto German Wine Trade Show June 21 2018

The Date and Time: Wednesday June 21 2018  11:30AM - 4PM
The Event: Riesling & Co. Toronto German Wine Trade Show
The Venue: Arcadian Lofts
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: most wines are here or on the water or available by PO. The spiral bound catalogue was a good model, with relevant names and numbers and addresses of the principals, agents and wine labels, including vintages. Prices were not available for all wines, but were listed for some. The wine tables were in catalogue order, thus we did not have to flip back and forth to find an entry.
The Quote/Background: There was a seminar "Taste the New Germany" (new wines from varietals) led by Jurgen Hammer, Director of the German Wine & Sommelier School in Berlin. There were 9 wines, and I folded them into the results below.
The Wines:  I did not taste all the wines.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Donnhoff 2015 Riesling Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Qualitatswein Trocken Nahe $48 Cons Groupe Soleil
-Donnhoff 2015 Riesling Operhauser Brucke Spatlese Nahe $65 Cons Groupe Soleil
-Donnhoff 2015 Riesling Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese Nahe $76 Cons Groupe Soleil
-Donnhoff 2015 Riesling Niederhauser Hermannshohle Grosses Gewachs Nahe $105 Cons Groupe Soleil
-Weingut Pfeffingen 2016 Ungsteiner Harrenberg Grosses Gewachs Pfalz $55 Cons Context Wines
-Edition Abtei Himmerod Cremant Mosel Brut $24.95 Andrew Peller
-Hiestand 2013 JJ-Riesling Kreuz Gossese Gewachs Rheinhessen $50 Univins
-Kuhling-Gillot 2016 Riesling Qvinterra Rheinhessen $24.95  Cons Le Sommelier
-Kuhling-Gillot 2014 Riesling Kabinette aus der Steillage Rheinhessen $31.95  Cons Le Sommelier
-Meiser 2015 Riesling Alzeyer Rotenfels Rheinhessen $32.50  Winelovers
-Deinhard Gelblack Rheingau Schloss Johannisberger Gutswein $35 Mark Anthony
-Prinz von Hessen 2016 Riesling Royal Kabinett Rheingau $29.95 PO  Kylix Wines
-Prinz von Hessen 2016 Riesling Dachsfilet Rheingau $46.95 PO  Kylix Wines
-Schloss Reinhartshausen Chateau Riesling Brut Sekt Rheingau $27.95  PMA
-Schloss Reinhartshausen 2016 Riesling Schlossberg Grosses Gewachs Rheingau $37  PMA
-Schloss Reinhartshausen 2015 Riesling Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen Grosse Lage Spatlese Rheingau   PMA
-Schloss Reinhartshausen 2013 Riesling Erbacher Marcobrunn Grosse Lage Auslese Rheingau
-Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2016 Riesling Alte Reben Mosel $32 HHD Imports
-Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2016 Riesling Scharzhofberger Kabinett Mosel $24.9  Sept Vintages  ** MY FAVE WINE TODAY **
-Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2013 Riesling Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese Mosel  HHD Imports
-Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2015 Riesling Josephshofer Spatlese Mosel $40 HHD Imports
-Selbach Oster 2016 Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spatlese Mosel $38.95 +561183 Vintages
-Selbach Oster 2014 Riesling Graacher Domprobst Alte Reben Spatlese Mosel $35.95 +532721 Classics
-Dr. Loosen 2016 Riesling Dr. L Mosel Brut $13.95 +423566 LCBO
-Weingut Schloss Lieser Mosel 2016 Riesling Kabinett Wehlenher Sonnuher $32  CGU Fine Wines
-Weingut A. Christmann Pfalz 2016 Riesling $22.50 CGU Fine Wines
-Julius Treis Mosel 2014 Riesling Sekt Prestige Brut
-Weingut Siegrist Pfalz 2013 Pinot Noir Ilbesheimer Kalmir
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Siegbert Bimmerle 2017 Riesling Baden Kabinett $24.95 Andrew Peller
-Siegbert Bimmerle 2017 Riesling Baden Kabinett Off-dry $24.95 Andrew Peller
-Donnhoff 2015 Riesling Trocken Nahe $28 Cons Groupe Soleil
-Weingut Lucashof 2017 Riesling Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker Erste Lage Pfalz The Vine
-Weingut Pfeffingen 2016 Dry Riesling Qualitatswein Pfalz $22 Cons Context Wines
-Kuhling-Gillot 2016 Riesling Nierstein Rheinhessen $31.95  Cons Le Sommelier
-Schloss Reinhartshausen 2016 Riesling Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Grosse Lage Kabinett $28.95 Rheingau   PMA
-Balthasar Ress 2016 Hattenheim Schutzenhaus Riesling Kabinett +735241 Vintages Churchill Cellars
-Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2017 Riesling Wiltinger Mosel $26.95   HHD Imports
-Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2014 Riesling Kaseler Nies'chen Kabinett Mosel $28 HHD Imports Spring 2019
-Selbach Oster 2016 Riesling Mosel $24.95 Noble Estates
-Selbach Oster 2015 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Mosel $46.95 +540476 Vintages
-Weingut Schloss Lieser Mosel 2016 Riesling Trocken $21  CGU Fine Wines
-Weingut A. Christmann Pfalz 2016 Riesling Gimmeldingen Trocken $32 CGU Fine Wines
-Hiestand 2017 Gruner Sylvaner Rheinhessen  Univins
-Weingut Nagelsforst Baden 2016 Pinot Blanc
-Weingut Lucashof Pfalz Pinot Gris 2017  The Vine
The Food: chicken schnitzel sliders, sausage sliders, cold cuts, cheeses, breads, fruit and nuts, dumplings, spaetzle noodles (with cheese, meats).
The Downside: I was waitlisted for the seminar, but I got in because there was a 25% rate of no shows. On behalf of my no-show "colleagues", I'd like to apologize on their behalf to the the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Upside: The first table was an uncatalogued tasting of some sekt wines, to set up the palate. And the second table was Donnhoff, who showed four of the top and most expensive wines in the show. What a way to start!
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 92.


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