The Chile Pavilion at the Expo Shanghai 2010 opened its doors on April 23 for a weekend-long trial run before the official opening of the latest World’s Fair on May 1.
An enthusiastic crowd of 11,000 people lined up to visit the creative exhibits in Chile’s modern wooden facility and explore the country’s art, culture, food, wine, and nature.
Among the favorite exhibits are the Sounding Log, Room 2, and the Antipodal Well. The Sounding Log, a true work of art, provoked much curiosity, as people stopped to listen, touch, and even smell the giant wooden trunk. Room 2 surprises visitors with its mirrors and illusions that give the impression of being in a real Chilean apartment. The Antipodal Well also attracted much attention as visitors sent their greetings through an LED screen.
The pavilion’s Chilean Marketplace delighted guests with samplings of empanadas, churrascos (a typical Chilean sandwich), and anticuchos (popular skewered meats, fish, and vegetables). Future tastings will include Chilean wine and pisco.
Wines of Chile is one of the primary sponsors of Chile’s participation in the Expo and will be a permanent part of the Chilean Pavilion throughout the entire six months of the Fair. 42 Chilean wineries will take part in the ongoing events, tastings, and seminars to be offered, especially during Wines of Chile Week, May 1-7. Wines of Chile will also hold special Trade activities throughout the fair.
Click here for the Program of Wines of Chile Activities at Expo Shanghai.
More than 200 countries will participate in Expo Shanghai 2010. Other countries that participated in the preliminary opening include China, Germany, Great Britain, and Taiwan.