29 October, 2018

Eduardo Chadwick launches new 2016 vintage of Chilean Icon Wines in Asia – Into the Future

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Eduardo Chadwick –President of Viña Errázuriz, Viña Seña and Viñedo Chadwick- officially launched the new 2016 vintage of these top Icon wines in Japan, orchestrating an unprecedented tour in which he presented these three wines simultaneously. As Chadwick explained: “Seña, Viñedo Chadwick and Don Maximiano are wines that undoubtedly wrote the history of Icon wines in Chile, leading the way for Chile to move towards its positioning and subsequent consolidation as a world-class appellation, and will surely enlighten us with a comprehensive vision into the future of fine wines.”

Among the activities, the event in which all eyes were placed was Into The Future, a series of masterclasses hosted by the dynamic duo Chadwick and renowned wine personality Steven Spurrier –both awarded with the Decanter Man of the Year distinction- in which they exposed a unique perspective into the future of fine wines and showcased a selection of their wines from Chile and the United Kingdom. The events were held in Tokyo with masterclasses on October 27 and October 29. The venue chosen in Japan was famed L’Academie du Vin, whose original wine school was founded by Steven Spurrier in Paris back in 1973.

Both Chadwick and Spurrier share a common story, as both created what are considered two of the most groundbreaking events in wine history. Spurrier hosted a tasting between top Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines from California and France in May 1976, subsequently referred to as The Judgement of Paris. Chadwick, on his side, is the creator of the Berlin Tasting, a blind tasting of 16 wines from the 2000 and 2001 vintages, including some of the best wines in the world, most of them rated 100 points by wine critic Robert Parker. The results were astonishing, as Chile’s 2000 Viñedo Chadwick and 2001 Seña were placed ahead of legendary world-class wines, thereby establishing the event as a milestone in the history of Chilean wine and a breakthrough for the recognition of Chilean terroirs worldwide.

Following the original Berlin Tasting in 2004, the event was repeated in the main cities of the world with the key local critics, totaling over 15 nations and reached more than 1,400 wine experts. Moreover, Chilean wines were placed among the top 3 places in 20 out of the 22 events, achieving a remarkable 90% success rate in the overall preferences, positioning Chile among the most prestigious world-class appellations for red wines.

Publications in Asia:

Wine Kingdom (original publication in Japanese)

Wine Kingdom (English translation)

Wine What (original publication in Japanese)

Wine What (English translation)

 

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