Join us for Chile’s Bicentenary celebrations and our biggest Annual tastings ever!
This year’s event will include more than 80 individual wineries at 90 tables, plus MOVI a group of small 19 wineries that come together as the Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes, who will pour two wines from each winery.
There will be two trade briefings, including an on-trade discussion led by Gerard Basset MW, the 2010 ASI World Sommelier of the Year, as well as three focus tastings:
2010 Award Winners:
Taste a line up of Chile’s gold- and trophy-winning wines from the following 2010 competitions: International Wine Challenge, Decanter World Wine Awards, Sommelier Wine Awards, and the Annual Wines of Chile Awards.
This is Chile’s Bicentenary, so it seems appropriate to put the entire country in the spotlight and not just one region or grape variety.
The tasting will therefore look at each of Chile’s premium wine regions using up to 10 wines that show true regional character from each of the following valleys: Elqui, Limarí & Choapa, Aconcagua, Maipo, Casablanca, San Antonio/Leyda, Cachapoal, Colchagua, Curicó, Maule ,and Bío Bío.
Carmenere Made for Curry:
Following the success of our Carmenere Made for Curry tasting at Benares Restaurant in June, we are bringing the concept to our Annual Tasting. Test out the Carmenere and Curry match for yourself with sauces specially created for us by Benares.
Matt Wilson Photographic Exhibition
In addition to all the wine activity, we have also set aside a space to exhibit some of Matt Wilson‘s extraordinary photographs that document the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Chile earlier this year. We will also be raising money for the Levantando Chile Fund in this area – this is a fund which was set up to specifically help those people in the wine regions whose lives were devastated by the earthquake. To help raise money visitors to the Wines of Chile Annual Trade Tasting will have the opportunity to win a portrait made by Matt Wilson (to be taken on the day).
Where: Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, London SW1P 2QD
When: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Time: 10am – 6pm
For further information, please contact Wines of Chile UK
Michael Cox – Michael@winesofchile.org.uk
Anita Jackson – Anita@winesofchile.org.uk
Karen Sutton – Karen@winesofchile.org.uk