Claudio Cilveti, Wines of Chile Managing Director, speaking in Brussels (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
The Chilean Wine Tour 2012migrated to Brussels, Belgium on September 6 for a full-day seminar and wine tasting event.
The seminar, called “Premium Chilean wine: the ‘B’ sides,” was hosted at the city’s Colonial Palace, led by an expert panel, including Wines of Chile’s Managing Director Claudio Cilveti.
In addition to Cilveti, workshop panelists in Belgium included winemaker Patrick Valette; Koen Batsleer of Chileboutique; ProChile Benelux Director Christophe Desplas; and Vino Pres Director Baudouin Havaux.
Patrick Valette, winemaker (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
Koen Batsleer of Chileboutique (left) and Baudouin Havaux, Vino Pres Director (right) (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
Christophe Desplas, Director of ProChile Benelux (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
A delicious buffet lunch followed the seminar in the Palace’s Hall Winter Garden.
Fabulous food in Brussels (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
The event continued with a professional tasting of Chilean wines.
Chilean wine tasting (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
ProChile brings a taste of Chile to Belgium (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
At the day’s conclusion, a ceremony was held in the presence of Chile’s Ambassador Appelgren, recognizing the first Chilean wine importer, Paul de Clerck.
First Chilean wine importer Paul de Clerck accepting honor at ceremony (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
Left to right: Mrs. and Mr. De Clerck, Ambassador Applegren, and Claudio Cilveti (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
Tasting and socializing in Brussels Colonial Palace (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)
Wines of Chile European Manager Álvaro Arriagada and Claudio Cilveti in Brussels