On March 1st, Astor Center played host to a unqiue wine tasting event that pitted the Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon against other top contenders, both at price parity and rising far above the cost of the Lapostolle marque.
Conducted by Master of Wine Sheri Sauter Morano, members of the press were given the oppuntity to blind taste eight different Cabernet Sauvignons and rank them according to appeaearnce, nose and pallet and overall drinkability.
The Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ( $25 a bottle), a wine consistently rated at 90 points and above, against other top contenders, both at price parity and rising far above the cost of the Lapostolle marque was awarded the top rating overall rating beating out such price-point power players as Caymus Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley ($75) and The Montelena Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ($135), which was ranked dead last.
As a special treat, CEO of the Luxury Institute, Milton Pedraza, was on hand to speak about how luxury is perceived today, specifically how consumers are spending their hard-earned money.
“It’s not all about showing off anymore. The most expensive wine isn’t always the best,” said Pedraza. “It is about brand consistency and value.”