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Monday, March 13, 2023

The Event: Drink Chile wine trade show November 2022

The Event: Drink Chile wine trade show November 2022
The Venue: Arcadian Lofts
The Target Audience: wine trade, wine writers, agents
The Availability/Catalogue: the catalogue was actually printed, not electronic, in view of the general public coming in at 6:30PM. There were 16 pages of text on the wines and grapes and valleys, plus descriptions of the wines and some prices.
The Quote/Background: There was a masterclass (with a large turnout) at 11:30, specializing in four categories of wine: new wave whites, Mediterranean-style reds, red Bordeaux-style blends, and a cabernet sauvignon terroir tour.

The Wines: I did not every every wine-–there were about 120 from 16 different wineries.

**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Anakena Alwa Cabernet Sauvignon Blend Colchagua & Maipo 2017, $64.95  Bacchus Group
-Anakena Ona Red Blend (Shiraz,CabSauv,Carm) Cachapoal 2019 $27.95 Bacchus Group
-Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2020  Lexellent
-Aresti Trisquel Series Vichuquen Costa Chardonnay Curico 2021 Lexcellent
-Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2019 $21.25 +353086
-Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2020 Iata $18.95  LCBO
-Cono Sur 20 Barrels Chardonnay 2020 Casablanca $30 Vintages  n/a
-Carmen Delanz Alto Jahuel Estate Blend Maipo 2020 Icon Fine Wines
-Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo $23.95 +337238
-San Pedro 1865 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Curico $34.95  +27202 Vintages
-Cono Sur Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Colchagua 2019 Authentic Wine
-Montes Alpha M Colchagua 2020  Profile
-Montes Akpha Special Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Colchagua  Profile
-Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Cauquenes 2020  Charton Hobbs
-Santa Carolina Reserva Familia Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2020  Charton Hobbs

***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Montes Wings Colchagua 2019 Colchagua  Profile
-Espiritu de Chile Rose Grenache Desert 2020 Curico Trayvino
-Espiritu de Chile Explorador Gran Reserva Maipo 2020 Trayvino
-Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Syrah Limari 2021  Icon Fine Wines
-Carmen Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca 2022   Icon Fine Wines
-Amayna Sauvignon Blanc Leyda $28.95  Marentette
-Las Veletas Estate Viognier 2022 Maule Heritage Cellars
-Miguel Torres Cordillera Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Maipo Andes $22.95 Vintages
-Montes Purple Angel 2020 Colchagua   Profile
-Anakena Nuna Chardonnay Cachapoal 2020 $18.95  Bacchus Group
-Casas del Bosque Botanic Series La Cantera Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca $19.95  +28583
-Aresti Trisquel Series Semillon 2020 Curico  Lexcellent
-Garces Silva Catalino Pais 2019 Maule $19.95  Internet Exclusive  Marentette
-Las Veletas Almaule Pais 2021 Maule
-Montes Outer Limits Cinsault 2021 Iata
-Perez Cruz Grenache 2020 Maipo $21.95 Vintages
-Emiliana Coyam 2019 Colchagua $29.95  +63891
-Miguel Torres Gran Reserva Andica Caberent Sauvignon 2020 Iata $17.95
-Veramonte Primus The Blend 2019 Colchagua $19.95  +712463 Vintages

The Food: a variety of cheeses with dried fruit and breads; mini-empanadas; salmon canapes, and more...
The Downside: it got crowded really fast.
The Upside: there was a media room where writers could contemplate their tasting samples.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 84

Dean Tudor,  Prof Emeritus T'karonto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) School of Journalism
Treasurer of Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

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