Charlemagne Wine Club - 2004 Tastings

Monday 16th February 2004
South America presented by Wink Lorch
There was a time when Chile was the brash young kid on the block with its new world flavours of well known varietals. More recently however, Argentina with its greater percentage of older vineyards has stirred from its slumber. Foreign winemakers have been a great influence but local winemakers are now beginning to make their mark as production of premium wines from both sides of the Andes expands.
It has been a while since we looked at the premium wines being made in South America and even longer since we had the pleasure of Wink’s company. An accomplished writer and tutor she has travelled widely around Chile and Argentina meeting many of the top winemakers and producers.
She will be presenting 9 wines to show the quality and diversity available today.