Saturday, June 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
Many thanks for sending me your evaluation of the wines and the event. I appreciate the feedback.
We are working on an event for all French wines next year. All suggestions are welcome !
Trade Advisor – Food, Wine, Beer & Spirits
French Trade Commission
Business France North America
154 University Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5H 3Y9, Canada
Follow us on Twitter @BF_WineSpirits
The Date and Time: Tuesday May 9, 2017 Noon - 5PM
The Event: Bourgogne Wine Tour – Toronto 2017
The Venue: Arta Gallery, Distillery District
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: about a third of the producers were looking for agents. Each producer had about 6 or so wines, so there were about 100 wines in the show, mostly modestly priced.
The Quote/Background: it was very crowded and noisy with lots of hustle and bustle.
The Wines: There were 11 wineries with agents, 7 without. I did not try every wine.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine du Bicheron Macon Peronne Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2015 Agent?
-Domaine du Bicheron Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blanc NV Agent?
-Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2014 Artisanal
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Auxey-Duresses La Canee 2014 $42.95 Eurovintage
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Chatelots 2011 $62.95 Eurovintage
-Domaine Marie-Pierre Manciat Pouilly-Fuisse Veilles Vignes 2015 Wine Online
-Domaine Marie-Pierre Manciat Pouilly-Fuisse Les Petites Bruyeres 2016 Wine Online
-Domaine Tortochot Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Champeaux 2015 $132 J. Cipelli
-Domaine Trapet-Rochelandet Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2014 Agent?
-Domaine Trapet-Rochelandet Gevrey Chambertin Les champs chenys 2014 Agent?
-Maison Ambroise Nuits Saint Georges 2014 Agent?
-Maison Francois Martenot Chartron & Trebuchet Meursault 2015 Listed Agent?
-Maison Francois Martenot Chartron & Trebuchet Pouilly-Fuisse 2015 Listed Agent?
-Maison Francois Martenot Chartron & Trebuchet Cremant de Bourgogne NV Moingeon Listed Agent?
-Vitteaut Alberti Cremant de Bourgogne Rose $30 Agent?
-Maison Louis Picamelot Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noir En Chazot 2013 $29 Agent?
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Maison Ambroise Saint Romain 2014 Agent?
-Domaine de Mauperthuis Chablis 1er cru Montmains 2015 $39.95 Nicolas Pearce
-Domaine de Mauperthuis Chablis 2015 $27.95
-Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaulignot 2015 Artisanal
-Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2015 Artisanal
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Bourgogne Chardonnay Prestige 2015 13.5% ABV $19.95 Eurovintage
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embazees 2011 Blanc $79.95
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Les Damoisseaux 2014 $19.95 Eurovintage
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Savigny Les Beaune Le Village 2015 Rouge $44.95 Eurovintage
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Montagny 1er cru 2014 Blanc October Vintages $36.95
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Cremant de Bourgogne NV $22.95 Eurovintage
-Vitteaut Alberti Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noirs $27 Agent?
-Domaine Marie-Pierre Manciat Macon Les Morizottes 2015 $29.95 Wine Online
-Domaine Marie-Pierre Manciat Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc NV $24.95 Wine Online
-Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Macon Verze 2015 $42.55 J. Cipelli
-Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Saint-Veran Les Champs Ronds 2015 $44.95 J. Cipelli
-Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2015 $50.95 J. Cipelli
-Domaine Tortochot Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvees 2015 $84 J. Cipelli
-Herve Kerlann Bourgogne Chardonnay Cuvee H 2015 $30 Has agent but not listed as such.
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine de Mauperthuis Chablis Amphore 2015 $69.95
-Domaine Henri de Villamont Bourgogne Pinot Noir Prestige 2014 $19.95 Eurovintage
-Domaine Marie-Pierre Manciat Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015 Wine Online
The Food: basic nibbles of nuts and dried fruit, breads, water.
The Downside: some of the wines disappeared rather quickly. I came to the show late, just after 2PM. But still I missed Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau, some of Domaine de Mauperthuis, and some of Domaine Tortochot.
The Upside: a chance to profile new affordable wines from burgundy.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Event: Joint tasting of wines from Il Botolo (Gradwell Wines) and Colle Manora (Cottonwood Agency)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
YAY x2! Thank you again Dean!
All my best,
Danielle Johnson, Senior Publicist
Raincoast Books | 2440 Viking Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1N2
Direct Line (604) 448-7163 | www.raincoast.com
PORRIDGE (Quadrille Publishing, 2017, 176 pages, ISBN 978-1-84949-903-3, $19.99 USD hardbound) is by Anni Kravi, a Helsinki-based recipe developer and food artist concentrating on meditative preparation of bowl food. Here she looks at oats, seeds (quinoa, amaranth, raw buckwheat), grains, and rice for sweet dishes, savoury, breakfasts, bowls and snacks. All the recipes are free of dairy, sugar, and meat and are vegan-friendly with options. Porridge, of course, is more than just oats. They can be cooked for winter and raw-soaked for summers. Variations abound, so there are more than just 50 preps here. This is not your mother's muesli...Preparations have their ingredients listed in both metric and avoirdupois measurements.
Audience and level of use: vegans and others into bowl-culture.
Some interesting or unusual recipes/facts: all of these come with toppings of various berries and more: double chocolate and quinoa; spiced apple-peanut butter and jelly; blueberry and cardamom; carrot, honey (with vegan options) and rye.
The downside to this book: too short – I wanted more.
The upside to this book: what a great looking book!
Quality/Price Rating: 91
Wednesday, May 24, 2017