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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The October 21 Event: Tre Amici Wines: Veni, Vidi, Vino III, third portfolio tasting

6.The Date and Time: Monday, October 21, 2019  1PM to 5PM
The Event: Tre Amici Wines: Veni, Vidi, Vino III, third potfolio tasting.
The Venue: Palais Royale
The Target Audience: customers, sommeliers, wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through the agency.
The Quote/Background: The tasting included wines from the Vertical Wine Group (
The Wines: I did not try all the wines, nor did I try any spirits. Prices for the most part seemed to be licensee.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Villa Pillo Borgoforte 2016 Tuscany $18.95
-Villa Pillo Cingalino 2017 Tuscany $15.95
-Chateau Roubine Provence La Vie En Rose Brut Rose
-Collard-Picard Champagne Selection Brut Blanc de Noir $75
-Collard-Picard Champagne Cuvee Prestige Brut $87
-Collard-Picard Champagne Essentiel Brut 2010 $190
-Patrocinio Tempranillo Reserva 2012 Rioja $44.95
-Plan B The King Chardonnay 2015 Margaret River $27.95
-Plan B CV Chardonnay/Viognier 2016 Margaret River $24.50
-Fontanassa Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2017 Piemonte $32.50
-Fontanassa Gavi del Comune di Gavi "Citu" 2015 Piemonte $51.95
-Salvano Barbaresco Riserva 2012 $102
-Salvano Barolo Riserva 2011 $117
-Antonutti Traminer Aromatico 2018 $25.50
-Castelfeder Chardonnay "Doss" 2017 Alto Adige $29.50
-Punti Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017 Cachapoal Chile $19.50
-Punti Ferrer Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016 Cachapoal Chile $20.95
-Vina Amalia Signature Petit Verdot 2011 Mendoza $83.95
-Misty Cove Landmark Series Riesling 2019 $27
-Misty Cove Landmark Series Sauvignon Gris 2019 $27
-San Martino Undici Prosecco Extra Dry $19.95
-San Martino Millesimato Dry $19.95
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Casalbosco Dorato Chardonnay IGT Toscana 2017 $24.95
-Lodi Wine Company Chardonnay 2018 Lodi $18.50
-Vinihold Portinho di Covo White Blend Peninsula de Setrubal $12.95
-Vina Amalia Sauvignon Blanc Dos Fincas 2017 Mendoza $19.95
-Vina Amalia Torrontes Dos Fincas 2018 Mendoza $19.95
-Vina Amalia Malbec Dos Fincas Brut Mendoza $21.95
-Vina Amalia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2013 Mendoza $27.50
-Misty Cove Estate Series Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $24.50
-Misty Cove Estate Series Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $21
-Oak Ridge Winery Blazon Chardonnay Lodi 2017 $25.50
-Oak Ridge Winery Gnarled Vine Chardonnay Lodi 2018 $21.95
-Villa Pillo Sant'adele Merlot 2017 Tuscany $44.50
-Patrocinio Zinio Viura & Tempranillo Blanco 2018 Rioja
-Patrocinio Garnacha 2016 Rioja $19.50
-Patrocinio Vendimia Seleccionada Tempranillo 2014 Rioja $27.50
-Plan B OD Riesling 2017 Margaret River $24.95
-Plan B DR Riesling 2017 Margaret River $23.95
-Fontanassa Gavi "Ca Adua" 2018 Piemonte $25.50
-Castelfeder Pinot Bianco "Vom Stein" 2017 Alto Adige $27.45
-Castelfeder Sauvignon Blanc "Raif" 2017 Alto Adige $34.50
-Julius Treis Riesling Alte Reben Trocken 2017 Mosel
-Valle Secreto Sauvignon Blanc "First Edition" 2017 Cachapoal Chile $20.95
-Punti Ferrer Chardonnay 2018 Cachapoal Chile $14.50
-Punti Ferrer Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Cachapoal Chile $14.50
-Punti Ferrer Gran Reserva Malbec 2017 Cachapoal Chile $20.95
The Food: The Food Studio Catering provided us with charcuterie and salumi platters, international cheeses, peppers, dips, breads, etc.
The Downside: I had to leave early so I could pack for my trip to Wolfville and the Devour Food Film Festival.
The Upside: Palais Royale was easy to get to.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90.


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