Wines of Chile tastings confirmed

02 August, 2007

The Wines of Chile annual trade tasting will take place on Oct 16 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

This year, there will be around 100 stands and 1,000 wines available to taste. Two focus tastings – rosé wine and Sauvignon Blanc priced between £5.99 and £10 – will be set up. An additional feature this year is an exhibition of photographs of Chilean wineries and personalities by UK-born photographer Matt Wilson.

Three regional trade tastings have also been organised – in Belfast on Sept 11, Bristol on Sept 26 and Manchester on Oct 18. Belfast and Bristol will also host evening consumer tastings. Attendance can be registered online at http://www.winesofchile.org/register. For further details, contact Wines of Chile (UK) on 01344 872229 or e-mail info@winesofchile.org.uk.




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