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Peter Richards hosts recent Wines of Chile event in London

BBC’s Peter Richards hosting Wines of Chile event (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

As part of Wines of Chile’s Annual Trade Tasting, well-known Master of Wine, BBC personality and wine journalist Peter Richards delivered a very special seminar on Chilean terroir in London, United Kindom on September 13.

The exciting seminar covered “off-the-radar” Chilean wines, introducing wines made from vines planted in extreme or unique zones of Chile.

Tasted wines included two Sauvignon Blancs, two Pinot Noirs, and two other varieties.

The distinct nature of the seminar is best described from a quote shown on one of Richards’ presentation slides:

Richards with tasted wines (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

‘To make a great wine, the following things are necessary: a madman to grow the vines, a wise man to control the madman, an artist to make the wine, a connoisseur to drink it – and a poet to recount its glories.”

Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to taste radically different terroirs in the following wines, which represented Chile’s powerful and diverse landscape for the London audience:

Peter Richards (right) with Wines of Chile Managing Director Claudio Cilveti (left) (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

Sauvignon Blanc

*Viña Ribera del Lago, Laberinto Cenizas Sauvignon Blanc, 2011, Maule
*Calyptra Gran Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, 2009, Cachapoal

Richards delivering seminar and tasting (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

Pinot Noir

*Sol de Sol, Pinot Noir, 2010, Malleco
*Montsecano, Pinot Noir, 2010, Casablanca

Seminar participants, attentive and engaged (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

Others varieties

*De Martino Viejas Tinajas, Cinsault, 2011, Itata
*Ayllu, 2011, Salar de Atacama

The event took place at Lords Cricket Ground’s J.P. Morgan Media Centre, a famous London landmark and sports venue.

J.P. Morgan Media Centre (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

Lords Cricket Ground (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

The perfect venue for a groundbreaking seminar (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

The perfect venue for a groundbreaking seminar (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)Lords Cricket Ground (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)J.P. Morgan Media Centre (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)Peter Richards (right) with Wines of Chile Managing Director Claudio Cilveti (left) (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)Seminar participants, attentive and engaged (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)Richards delivering seminar and tasting (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)Richards with tasted wines (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)BBC’s Peter Richards hosting Wines of Chile event (photo by Álvaro Arriagada)

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