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Guild of Sommeliers Chilean Wine Seminar with Fred Dexheimer

“Now Chile is planting Marsanne and Rousanne,” says Fred Dexheimer MS, giving a presentation to a packed room full of sommeliers at CorkBuzz today. Having just arrived a few hours before from a trip to the wine regions of Austria, I would have preferred a break before delving into a new region – yet never […]


Lapostolle Tasting with Winemaker Andrea Leon Iriarte

Andrea Leon “It was a very emotional harvest,” explains petite Andrea Leon Iriarte, winemaker and communications manager for Lapostolle winery in Chile, describing the vintage of 2010. Yet the Sauvignon Blanc, with just a hint of semillion, was crisp and delicious, as was the Carmenere. A small and select group of journalists are listening to […]


Wines of Chile

  Wow i had such a great educational experience at the Wines of Chile event today. Though Chilean reds are totally fab, I wanted to focus on whites today. And ‘focus’ is a key word at these tastings. While it is nice to be able to taste every wine from every producer, it is a […]


Wine Media Guild Explores Chile & Argentina

  Did you ever wonder about the difference between Chile and Argentina as far as wine is concerned? The terroir in each country is completely different, and to a large extent, so are the varietals. World-famous winemaker/winery owner and consultant Paul Hobbs presented a talk on wines from Argentina that addressed nuances of each of […]