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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Sept 19, 2019 Event: Grandi Marchi: Instituto del Vino Italiano di Qualita

 The Date and Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019  2PM to 4:30PM
The Event: Grandi Marchi: Instituto del Vino Italiano di Qualita
The Venue: ROM
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: 17 producers (all family-owned) were arranged alphabetically, with full details about their companies and a listing of the wines being presented. No prices nor agents were specified.
The Quote/Background: This was the trade component to the evening consumer event.
The Wines: I did not try all the wines.

**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Alois Lageder Lowengang Chardonnay Alto Adige 2016
-Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Il Pareto Toscana Rosso IGT 2016
-Antinori Cont'Ugo Bolgheri 2016
-Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna 2018
-Ca'del Bosco Cuvee Prestige Franciacorta NV Fizz
-Ca'del Bosco Cuvee Prestige Franciacorta Rose NV Fizz
-Col D'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
-Col D'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2014
-Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe 2017
-Gaja Promis Ca'Marcanda Toscana IGT 2017
-Masi Agricola Riserva di Costasera Amarone Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2013
-Michele Chiarlo Palas Barolo 2015
-Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2018
-Pio Cesare Barolo 2015
-Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2015

***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Alois Lageder Chardonnay Alto Adige 2018
-Antinori Prunotto Barolo 2015
-Mastroberardino Novaserra Greco di Tufo 2018

The Food: from Daniel et Daniel, headed up by a fab artichoke parmesan white bean dip. Charcuterie, cheeses, terrines, dried fruit, breads, biscuits.
The Downside: it got crowded really fast
The Upside: a chance to taste some newer vintages in the Ontario marketplace.
The Contact Person:
The Event’s Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88

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