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Gothic Epicures VinCuisine: The Event: Bubbles Against Troubles Sparkling Wine Tasting in aid of the

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Wine tasting event Gothic Epicures

The Date and Time: Monday November 26, 2018   1:30 - 6PM

The Event: Bubbles Against Troubles Sparkling Wine Tasting in aid of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

The Venue: Peter Pan Bistro [upstairs]

The Target Audience: wine trade and consumers

The Availability/Catalogue: all stands had tech sheets and/or lists of wines being poured.

The Quote/Background: Mark Cuff of The Living Vine had always wanted to have a sparkling wine tasting from natural and biodynamic wineries. Here he collaborates with Nicholas Pearce, Le Sommelier, The Vine, Cru Wine Merchants, and Noble Estates for a range of sparklers from Champagnes through to Pet-Nat [petillant naturel, methode ancestrale].

The Wines: I did not taste every wine. The Living Vine also had top-notch ciders (Southbrook Organic Wild Ferment Cider 2017, $13.30; Eric Bordelet Normandy Brut Tendre Cider $17.95, and Poire Authentique Cidre $23.95; and Meinklang Foam Cider $33). And a beer (Meinklang Urkhorn Ale Burgenland 330 mL $4.75).

 

**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms): not in any order

 

-Paulo Laureano Sparkling Brut DOC Bucelas 2010 $29.95 Lic Nicolas Pearce  [my fave]

 

-Sorelle Bronca Diffetto Perfetto Sur Lie Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore NV $23.95 Lic Cru

-Raventos I Blanc L'Hereu Vlanc de Blancs Brut 2016 $27 Lic Cru

-Monmarthe Champagne Secret de Famille Brut  $48.95 Lic Cru

-Champagne Collet Brut Art Deco NV $66.95  The Vine

-Cave Spring Blanc de Blancs Brut CSV Trad Method  2009 $44.75  The Vine

-Bottega White Gold Venezia DOC +348318 Vintages $29

-Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut +158550 $99

-13th Street Blanc de Blanc VQA $20.90 Lic

-Champagne Gosset Grand Reserve Brut NV $76.95  Lic  Le Sommelier

-JM Sohler Cremant d'Alsace Blanc de Blancs Brut 2015 $24.95 Lic Le Sommelier

-Clos Lentiscus Blanc Brut Nature 2014 Penedes $33.95  Lic  Le Sommelier

-Clos Lentiscus Pet-Nat Malvasia Sitges 2014 Penedes $41.95  Lic  Le Sommelier

-Clos Lentiscus Rose Brut Nature 2012 Penedes $32.95  Lic  Le Sommelier

-Clos Lentiscus Rose 41N Brut Nature 2013 Penedes $36.95  Lic  Le Sommelier

-Julia & Navines Cave Brut Nature Reserva "No SO2" Penedes $19.95 Lic Le Sommelier

-Champagne Goutorbe Bouillot Reflects de Riviere Brut NV $58.95 Lic Nicolas Pearce

-Champagne Ducret Le Chemin du Chemin Premier Cru NV $58.95 Lic Nicolas Pearce

-Champagne Fleury Blanc de Noirs $68  The Living Vine

-Barmes-Buecher Cremant d'Alsace Zero Dosage 2016 $32.95  The Living Vine

-Domaine Geschickt Double Zero Cremant d'Alsace 2016 $32.95  The Living Vine

-Chateau Leoube Sparkling de Leoube NV Provence $69.95  The Living Vine

-Alta Alella Cava Mirgin Rose Reserva 2016 $24.95  The Living Vine

-Recaredo Cava Terrers 2012 Penedes   $45.95  The Living Vine

-Vittorio Bera & Figli Moscato d'Asti 2017 Piedmont $29.95 The Living Vine

-Podere Carvarola Lambrusco La Rondinina 2016 Emilia Romagna $24.95 The Living Vine

-Meinklang Foam Red Burgenland $36.95 The Living Vine

-Southbrook Vineyards Biodynamic Bubbly Chardonnay 2017 VQA $25.12  The Living Vine

-Supernatural Wine Co. Super Pet-Nat $38  The Living Vine

-Figuiere Atmosphere Sparkling Grenache $45 [orange?] The Living Vine

 

***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Sorelle Bronca Brut Superiore Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore NV $20.95 Lic Cru

-Raventos I Blanc De Nit Rose Brut 2016 $32.95 Lic Cru

-Quid Rosato Brut NV Aglianico/Sangiovese  $19.95  The Vine

-Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs Brut Trad Method 2015  $65.95  The Vine

-13th Street Cuvee Rose VQA $20.90  Lic

-Bonnet-Huteau Terre Australe Pen-Nat NV Loire $25.95  Lic Le Sommelier

-Rolet Cremant de Jure Rose Brut NV $33.95 Lic Le Sommelier

-Aphros Phaunus PetNat Loureiro Vinho Verde DOC 2016 Lima $34.95 Lic Le Sommelier

-Mas Codina Brut Nature Reserva Cava Penedes NV $19.95  Lic Nicolas Pearce

-Domaine Baud Brut Sauvage Cremant de Jura NV $32.95 Lic Nicolas Pearce

-Mure Cremant d'Alsace NV $24.95 Lic Nicolas Pearce

-Chateau Barouillet Splash Pey-Nat VDF NV $26.95 Lic Nicholas Pearce

-La Stoppa Malvasia  $25  The Living Vine

-Domaine Geschickt Obi Wine Keno Bulle Pet-Nat Alsace 2017 $37  The Living Vine

-Alta Alella Cava Mirgin Reserva 2016 $24.95  The Living Vine

-Massimago Zurlie Corvina Rose NV Veneto 600 mL $23.95  The Living Vine

-Massimago Mago Spumante Rose Brut 2016 Veneto  $34.95  The Living Vine

-Fattoria Sardi Pet-Nat 2017 Tuscany  $24.95   The Living Vine

-Podere Carvarola Lambrusco Il Cenerino 2016 Emilia Romagna $24.95 The Living Vine

-Claus Preisinger Ancestral Sankt Laurent 2017 $44.95  The Living Vine

 

The Food: tubular crisps, popcorn, puff paste twists, veggies, olives, dips, bread.

The Downside: it was raining outside, making it awkward to attend the event.

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