The Date and Time: Thursday February 20, 2020 4PM to 9 PM
The Event: Corby's Wine and Spirit Soiree
The Venue: The Richmond, 477 Richmond St West
The Target Audience: from 4 to 6 it was the media and sommeliers in a trade show setting, followed by the regular clients of Corby's at 6.
The Availability/Catalogue: everything was available from the winery or the LCBO.
The Quote/Background: There were three wines from California, ten plus from The Foreign Affair Winery, four gins, seven Canadian whisky, three Irish whiskey, and four Scotch (including two 12-year old single malt).
The Wines: I only tasted the wines.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-The Foreign Affair Winery Conspiracy Bianco 2018 $17.95 Winery
-The Foreign Affair Winery Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2018 $26.95 Winery
-The Foreign Affair Winery Dream 2017 +364380 $29.95 [Bord. blend]
-The Foreign Affair Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 $39.95 Winery
-The Foreign Affair Winery Temptress 2016 $44.95 [Bord. blend] Winery
-The Foreign Affair Winery Whisky Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $64.95 Winery
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2017 +59311 $24.95
-The Foreign Affair Winery Viognier 2018 +11948 in June $23.95
-The Foreign Affair Winery Conspiracy Rouge 2017 +149237 $21.95 [Bord. blend]
-The Foreign Affair Winery Apologetic Red 2016 +471516 $69.95 [CabFranc appassimento]
-The Foreign Affair Winery Cabernet Franc 2015 $95.95 [CabFranc full appassimento]
-The Foreign Affair Winery Gran Q 2012 $132.95 [Bord. Blend full appassimento]
-The Foreign Affair Winery Marisa 2016 $45.95 [recioto Riesling] 375mL]
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Imagery Estate Chardonnay 2018 California $21.95 LCBO in August
-Imagery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California $23.95 LCBO in May
-The Foreign Affair Winery Embrace 2017 +538041 $16.95 [Burg. blend]
The Food: a cheese and charcuterie platter with breads and fruits.
The Downside: I had just raced over from a Chinese wine tasting.
The Upside: a chance to catch up with The Foreign Affair Winery offerings
The Contact Person: email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88