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Recap: Wines of Chile 2012 Grand Tasting in Montreal, Quebec

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Quebec’s annual Wines of Chile Trade and Consumer Grand Tasting was held on September 26 at elegant event venue Entrepôts Dominion in Montreal.

The tasting and seminar turned out to be a hot topic on the Web, with a live Twitter feed and hashtag generating lively online discussion and interaction.

“Prior to the event, the tasting was promoted in more than 15 stories on traditional media for a total of 370,000 media impressions,” says Wines of Chile’s Montreal office.

“We also created a Twitter hashtag for the event and actively posted some comments. That generated over 41,235 media impressions.”

This broad exposure significantly enhanced the impact of the event, communicating Wines of Chile’s assets to the Canadian audience both in-person and online.

Olive oil tasting

At the event itself, wine professionals, sommeliers, journalists, and aficionados savored the opportunity to taste Chilean wines with fine olive oil and goat cheese at a special tasting station.

Sommelier Bertrand Eichel hosted a fascinating seminar on Chile’s diverse viticulture called “Chile’s wines: From Coastal to Mountain.”

Sommelier Bertrand Eichel

Among the many other highlights of the day, numerous well-known wine specialists attended, including Marc Chapleau (Cellier Magazine), Vanessa Cournoyer (Blogue Tchin Tchin), and Frédéric Fortin (Blogue Cellier).

Ève Dumas (La Presse) participated in Eichel’s seminar, while Nathalie Richard (Châtelaine.com) was said to have adored the event. Tatiana Polevoy (TVA, Salut Bonjour) also relished the experience of discovering Chile, sharing the activities with her Twitter fans.

Renowned journalist and web TV producer Isabelle Juneau remained at the tasting for several hours, building connections with Chilean winemakers and producers to further spread the Wines of Chile message via her popular media outlet.

Finally, host of Plaisirs Gourmands (CIBL) Sophie Ginoux conducted an engaging interview that morning with Alberto Eckholt regarding the Chilean wine industry.

The following wineries participated in the exceptionally successful 2012 Montreal Grand Tasting:

Twenty Chilean wineries participated

Apaltagua
Arboleda
Caliterra
Carmen
Casa Silva
Chocalán
Concha y Toro
Cousiño Macul
De Martino
Emiliana
Errazuriz
Montes
Montgras
Morandé / Vistamar
San Pedro / Tarapacá
Santa Carolina
Santa Ema
Santa Rita
Siegel
Ventisquero

Wine industry members

Goat cheese with merken (Chilean roasted red pepper spice)

Cocktail

A successful tasting

A successful tastingSommelier Bertrand EichelCocktailGoat cheese with merken (Chilean roasted red pepper spice)Wine industry membersTwenty Chilean wineries participatedSommelier Bertrand Eichel (right)Olive oil tastingWines of Chile

One Response to “Recap: Wines of Chile 2012 Grand Tasting in Montreal, Quebec”

  1. Antonio says:

    I tried the new vintage of Chile. I made new friends and also keep in touch with old friends, I learned a lot of the Chilean enologist and established a new relationship with my old enemy Carménère. Great Chilean wine experience.
    Congratulation!

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