Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Discover the Wine Valleys of Chile - October the 5th

I am giving an exceptional lecture and wine tasting to the AC Wine Club on Wednesday October the 5th.

I will explore by a power pointed slide show and lecture the diversity of the Chilean wine trade. I intend to explore each of the main wine producing valleys both through visuals and through their wines.

It is essential to book places before hand. I have sourced some quite brilliant wine for this event. It really is not to be missed. I am being part sponsored by Wines of Chile as a member of the Association of Wine Educators Chilean Wine Lecture Programme and also by a number of Irish wine distributors and retailers. Everyone will be thanked on the night and written up into our blog report next week.  

See you all there.


May 2011 - We met on a very warm evening!

This evening was only a marginal success. The successful part of the evening was that the members who showed up were truly committed. It was an exceptional warm and sunny evening outside. We could all have stayed in the back garden so easily! The marginal part of this was that many did stay in their back gardens!!
Thanks to everyone who turned up. We had a great time. See you all again in October.

The wines were excellent and told their story well  - talented wine makers really do make a difference.

Denman Semillon 2006, Hunter Valley Australia

Bellingham Sauvignon with a splash of Semillon 2009

Katnook Founders Block Chardonnay 2008 Coonawarra, Australia

Bellingham Shiraz with a splash of Viognier 2008 Paarl, South Africa

Bellingham with a dash of Petit Verdot 2006

Katnook Founders Block Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This is not the AC Wine Club. It's an Albert Bichot cellar in Burgundy!