Note - this event was originally scheduled for 8th and 15th April and has been moved to new dates on Thursday 20th and 27th May.
Welcome to our Chile & Argentina 2 week virtual course ! Whilst there are many similarities between the modern success stories of Chilean and Argentinian wine, these countries have very different approaches. Chile has concentrated on, and excelled at, producing fresh, fruity, soft wines at seriously tempting prices - and our heaving supermarket shelves are testament to their success. Meanwhile Argentina has been quietly working away on some seriously robust, intense and complex reds. Yet within both countries are huge style variations, extreme growing conditions & wines that really reflect the refreshing role altitude can play.
Over the two evenings, we’ll explore the very best that these countries have to offer.
Tasting 1: Chile
Chile can do it all: from fresh, vibrant Sauvignon Blancs which combine the elegance of Loire with the racy fruit of New Zealand, to silky smooth, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignon. Chile is one of the newest wine countries to export to this country and is improving in leaps and bounds in wine quality. It also has its own grape variety, originating in Bordeaux called Carmenere. And Chileans are quick to trumpet their new, cooler sub-regions such as Bio Bio and Limari where aromatic varieties such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer are thriving as well as exciting regions in north such as Limari.
Part 2: Argentina
Argentina, on the other side of the Andes mountain range, has an entirely different climate, much hotter and arid & also has its own grape varieties in the shape of Malbec and the wonderful aromatic Torrontes. All are incredibly consistent and excellent value for money. We will taste a range of these great wines.
Tutors: Jonny and Victoria
What is included:
We have put together an optional taster case of six wines (full size bottles specially discounted) with our friends at Great Wine Co so that you can taste along with us. This is an extra cost - see below. We taste three wines per evening.
You can buy these fab wines for a discounted price of £82 in delivery at this link. Use the code SOUTHAMERICATASTING10 at the checkout to get the discount. Please make sure you leave 3-4 days for delivery to arrive.
COURSE DATES (Each of the 2 sessions begins at 7pm and will last approx 60 minutes):
- Thursday 8th April 2021
- Thursday 15th April 2021
£30 for BOTH online sessions
You can buy a computer sign up for TWO or more people here.
Wines can be purchased at additional cost using the link above
Simply book your place to participate and we'll send you joining instructions for the online tasting. We use Clickmeeting. No software download needed.
As this is a virtual tasting the access is for one computer screen or mobile device or tablet.
You will be opening 3 bottles for the event and we will send wine preservation instructions so you can continue to enjoy them over the following days.
No previous wine tasting experience required - just come and join in the fun and develop your knowledge and tasting skills.
See you in the online classroom!
This event is online only.