22
Jun
09

Chile & Argentina Single Varietal Blind Tasting

The conquistadors introduced vines into Argentina and Chile in the sixteenth century. The resulting wines were used by the Spanish Jesuits for both religious and medicinal purposes.

The industry only acquired its present form in the nineteenth century as a result of a flood of European immigrants who brought better vines with them such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Carmenère, Merlot, Syrah, Barbera and Sangiovese for red wines and Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Torrontés for whites.

While these are typically blended in Europe, our Chilean and Argentine counterparts have discovered the beauty of the grape as a stand alone varietal in wines. The extreme temperature differences from night and day produce some incredibly intense flavor profiles.

Join us for an evening of exploration of some of these single varietals in a blind tasting. Cheese and crackers will be served.

Advanced reservations are always suggested – $15 or $20 at the door on a space available basis. Please call 828-414-9111 (toll free at 866-713-9437 for our out of town guests)

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