2014 Santa Rita Estates 3rd South American Wine Workshops

Event: Santa Rita Estates 3rd South American Wine Workshops
Date:  Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th January 2014
Timings: Start 10.15am for 10.30am, finish 4.30pm
Venue: One Great George St, London SW1P 3AA

Details &  Format
An educational event, aimed at press, sommeliers, buyers, members of both the on & off trade as well as wine educators

The theme for the tasting is Cabernet Family Genetics – a global journey and comparative tasting

Guests are invited to attend the whole day which will be run in a modular format, with the sessions on Tuesday being repeated on Wednesday. The days will be divided into two main tasting modules:

Morning  Keynote speech by Brian Croser on Cabernet Family genetics Followed by a tasting of Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot & Carmenere
Afternoon Sustainability and South America Followed by a tasting of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon

The line-up of wines in each of the workshops will not only include wines from the Santa Rita Estates portfolio, but other brand examples from around the world showing specific regional characteristics and varietal typicity.

Confirmed speakers & commentators for the sessions include internationally renowned oenologist Brian Croser, Santa Rita winemaker Andrés Ilabaca , Carmen winemaker Sebastián Labbé, Nativa winemaker Felipe Ramirez, Santa Rita Estates viticulturalist Sebastian Warnier and Doña Paula winemaker David Bonomi.

Tim Atkin MW will chair the workshops.