World of Wine: Chile, Argentina & USA (Colchester)
Welcome to the exciting World of Wine tasting on The Americas.
California dominates the USA with approximately 90% of its wine production. However, it is responsible for some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and especially Cabernet Sauvignon. We will taste wines from the Central Coast and elsewhere, as we experience our very own bit of California Dreamin’.
What makes Chile such an attractive ‘safe bet’ for a consumer? We’ll look at the facts, looking at the climate through to the diverse country that is Chile. White grape varieties such as the crisp Sauvignon Blanc, balanced Chardonnay and soft and smooth reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot rule the roost and not forgetting the highly-acclaimed Carmenere, resurrected in Chilean vinyards after its destruction in Bordeaux over 160 years ago. And new, cooler sub-regions such as Bio Bio and Limari are making waves, where aromatic varieties such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer are thriving: Chile really can do it all!
Although production (5th in the world) has been dropping, quality is rising. With a focus on the famed wine region Mendoza, Malbec has carved a reputation of high quality often notably higher than its French origins; when grown up in the foothills of the Andes, it's capable of producing inky black wine with sweet damson fruit and spicy mocha notes. It is currently one of the buzz grapes in the UK market. But it doesn’t stop there; there’s plenty of Viognier, Torrontes and Shiraz to discover too, all the more for us to taste our way through.
All tastings include: minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet, use of professional tastings glasses and nibbles.
Note, this evening can be booked on its own or as part of our core 4 Week World of Wine.
The 4-week course is flexible, so if you have to skip an evening you can pick it up next time.
This tasting will consist of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet and use of professional tasting glasses.
This evening makes a great present and can be bought as a Gift Voucher valid for 2 years!
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Wed 20th Mar 2019 at 7pm to 9pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The North Hill Hotel, 51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY