|Don't miss Monday's Chile Summit|
|Written by Laura Heywood|
|Friday, 23 November 2012 12:05|
Widen your category knowledge of Chile and explore a diverse selection of wines at next week's Chile Summit 2012.
Taking place on Monday, November 26, at No 11, Cavendish Square London, the day will be packed with structured tastings, masterclasses and a panel debate.
The aim of the event is to give UK drinks buyers a unique chance to learn more about premium Chilean wine and the opportunity it offers your business.
The morning's masterclasses will cover Bordeaux and Rhône style blends; and cool climate Chile, presented by Jo Ahearne MW.
Hakkasan's group wine buyer Christine Parkinson will also be taking visitors through regional variation in Sauvignon Blanc, while Jascots' training manager and head sommelier Raul Diaz will look at exciting alternatives to mid-range price points on your list.
In the afternoon Chilean wine supporters will be going head to head with trade skeptics in the converts versus cynics debate.
The debate's purpose is to shout about what Chile does well and find ways it can improve. Speakers include Xavier Rousset MS, co-owner and head sommelier at Texture; Toby Morrhall, wine buyer for The Wine Society; Andrew Bewes, managing director of Hallgarten Druitt; Johnny Bingham from Jackson Nugent Vintners; and the Tate's wine buyer Hamish Anderson.
The summit will also include a presentation of Chile's latest sales figures and a category insight session, led by Nielsen and CGA Strategy.
Summit partners Emiliana, Errazuriz and Santa Rita Estates will be hosting themed tasting zones zones highlighting both traditional and modern styles of Chilean wine, and presenting a selection of rare, older vintage Chilean wines.