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Chile and Argentina

The weather is getting warmer so ask yourself – “Are you ready for a little AC?”


The Triangle Chapter of the American Wine Society Presents


Comparing the Wines of Argentina and Chile


April 14, 2019

4:00 p.m.

Home of Renee Palmer and John McNierney

Raleigh, NC

Presenter: Ira Blumenthal


Argentina is the world’s 5th largest wine producing country in the world and Chile is the 7th. Would you have guessed that?  Despite their geographic proximity, these two countries produce somewhat different wine varieties from each other as well as from the other principal wine producing countries.

We’ll taste some great selections of the principal wines from each country as we briefly explore the history of the wine industry in each country. Along the way we’ll answer the following questions:

  1. What historical fact does Torrontés share with Zinfandel?
  2. What is Bonarda, where is from and why is it found today mostly in Argentina?
  3. What is Carmenère, where is it from and why is it found pretty much only in Chile?
  4. Why does Malbec do so much better in Argentina than in its native France?


One of the wines we’ll taste has a $90 suggested price;  Can you guess which one it is?  Join us on April 14th for a rewarding and informative tasting of Argentinean and Chilean wines.



Please bring your favorite go to dish for a backyard BBQ or a bottle of wine to share after the tasting.  Remember to label your dish if it contains any of the following ingredients: anchovies, coconut, mustard, cheese, garlic, onions, or gluten. 


Registration Deadline:  April 5

Seating Limit:  26

Registration:  Mail your check for $15 per person payable to "Triangle Chapter AWS" to:

  Sue Ohmann
  8701 Mourning Dove Rd
  Raleigh, NC  27615

We look forward to seeing you there!

American Wine Society

American Wine Society, Triangle Chapter
Lisa Tillis,  Secretary