World of Wine - The Americas: USA, Chile and Argentina
Our owner and tutor, Heidi, spent six month travelling the vineyards of these countries - so let's take a closer look at some of the New World wines taking the world by storm!
Part 1: USA
Let's talk about California. On the one hand, we get the cheap, soft, sweet, pink wines that can be found by the bucket load in the supermarket and then there's the super-premium, super-expensive world of boutique Napa Valley wineries, as shown in the film 'Sideways'. So, what's the real Californian wine? Tonight we will dodge the stereotypes and discover rich, strawberry scented Zinfandel (the red, not the pink!), earthy Pinot Noir and creamy, soft Chardonnay. Californian wines are elusive and often expensive, but they are able to compete with some of the best in the world. Come along and taste for yourself!
Part 2: Chile and Argentina
Chile is often described as one of the most perfect places to grow grapes on the planet. We'll talk about climatic and geographical influences that make this country unique, and try some of the most exciting and best value wines on the market.
Argentina, on the other side of the giant Andes mountain range has a personality all of it's own and produces some spectacular and unique wines. As well as the world famous Malbecs, Argentina also produces the crisp, perfumed Torrontes - a really fashionable and up and coming grape variety.
Come and see what the New World has to offer and maybe discover something new!
Places remaining: 6
Course Date/Time: Tue 11th Apr 2017 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: London Irish Centre