4 October, 2016

Good to Know – Our News from UK during November

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Icons Release presented by Eduardo Chadwick in London

A series of activities conducted by Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz and Viñedo Chadwick, were celebrated in London during early November, as part of the worldwide roadshow of the 2014 Icons Release.

NOV 10TH @ 67 Pall Mall: the exclusive private member’s club founded by wine lovers, for wine lovers, was the ideal location for this dinner with press and key customers. Among the exclusive guests were top journalists, buyers, brokers and top independent shops representatives. “A Perspetive from Coast to Andes” was the theme of this VIP tasting, including Las Pizarras Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 2015 (available in the UK from next March), the Icons’ latest vintage 2014 of KAI , Don Maximiano and La Cumbre, plus Viñedo Chadwick 2014. This ultra-premium wine of the Chadwick – Errázuriz family became the first Chilean wine awarded with a perfect 100 points score by James Suckling last May. The three – courses dinner was paired with a careful selection of older vintages of the wines poured at the tasting: Las Pizarras 2014, Viñedo Chadwick 2010, KAI 2010, Don Maximiano 2007 and La Cumbre 2009. Viñedo Chadwick 2000 –winner of the original 2004 Berlin Tasting- was blind tasted as a treat to the group.

 

NOV 10th – Corney & Barrow: recognized as one of the longest established Independent Wine Merchants in the UK, this fine wine merchant hosted a private lunch with its top 10 customers at Medlar Restaurant, were Eduardo Chadwick showcased Las Pizarras Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2015 to be launched in early 2016. He also presented the Viñedo Chadwick Collector’s Edition, a very limited offer containing the historical 2014 vintage, along with two back vintages carefully selected to showcase the ageing potential and evolution of this wine, vintages 2010 and 2012. Guests also received the latest edition of the Berlin Tasting Book, the recently updated printed version of this valuable document that describes the history of the Berlin Tasting and Viña Errázuriz.

NOV 15TH – BERRY BROS & RUDD CUSTOMER DINNER: the event for 40 VIP clients of the prestigious London wine shop was held in one of their newest dining rooms. Event included top private costumers to this Errázuriz dinner with ECH. Everybody enjoyed the dinner and the wines very much. First, there was a reception with Tattinger Champagne and then the dinner. Las Pizarras Chardonnay 2015 was poured for the starter and then Viñedo Chadwick 2010, 2012 and 2014 for the main course to try them together, compare and choose their favorite and then with VCH 2014 was poured at the end with the cheeses.

 

NOV 12TH & 13TH – DECANTER FINE WINE ENCOUNTER @ Landmark Hotel

The most important wine fair for consumers of the year in the UK received 1,500 visitors this edition, including high end wines consumers, wine connoisseurs and specialized journalists. Errázuriz was present in the beautiful venue the two days showcasing its new releases, which included: Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay 2014, Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2015, Don Maximiano 2013 and Viñedo Chadwick 2014, a wine that caught particular attention of several visitors, who approached our stand specially to taste this 100 points wine.

 

Fongyee Walker invested as Master of Wine and decorated with Errázuriz Award

NOV 9TH: The Institute of Masters of Wine recently welcomed 18 new Masters of Wine to its membership at the Institute’s Annual Awards Ceremony in London, including the Institute’s first MW from mainland China Fongyee Walker, leading wine personality in China. Fongyee was also awarded in the ceremony with the Errázuriz award, for her “Outstanding Paper on the Business of Wine in the Master of Wine Examination 2016”.

The award was given by María Eugenia Chadwick, Brand Ambassador of Viña Errázuriz and daughter of Eduardo Chadwick who commented: “On behalf of Viña Errázuriz, I congratulate Fongyee Walker MW for becoming a new member of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine, recognizing her excellence and great contribution to wine throughout her career. Furthermore, it is an honor that she has been the recipient of our Errázuriz Award for her outstanding performance in the Business of Wine examination, as she has also become a great Ambassador for Chilean Premium wines in China and the Asian region, creating a strong and friendly bond along these years.”

 

You can be the next Wine Photographer of the Year!

Viña Errázuriz is seeking the very best of wine-related images from around the world through Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, one of the world’s most respected and creative niche contests.

Judging panel is composed by renowned wine personalities, like Eduardo Chadwick, Viña Errázuriz’s President, Abby Hocking, Online Photo Editor of Food & Wine, Time Inc, and Sarah Kemp, Publishing Director of world-famous wine magazine Decanter.

There are three specific topics –Produce, People and Places- and the best 9 images of each of these categories will be presented at the Mall Galleries in London as part of a great exhibition. The winner of Errázuriz Wine Photographer of the Year will be awarded with U$1.500.

For more details visit www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com

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