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Chilean Wine Master Class with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein

I can’t tell you how much I was looking forward to attending the Chilean Wine 4.0 Master Class with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein, even though I was flying to London just after it ended at 3:30, and had to bring all my luggage. Yet this Master Class was absolutely brilliant – excellent organization and fabulous […]


“Around the World In Five Courses” with Concha Y Toro Winemaker Marcelo Papa

What an interesting food and wine pairing lunch with fabulous Concha Y Toro wines! Winemaker Marcelo Papa is absolutely charming, and very forthcoming about the details of his winemaking. Yet if you are reading this blog, you probably already understand that terroir is everything. The wine pairing lunch began with a lobster and mango skewer […]


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 […]