Wine tasting - Latin America's wine legacy: From Conquistadors to contempor...

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Wine tasting


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The National Archives is delighted to present a series of wine tastings, themed around some of its immense catalogue of documentation relating to wine and trade. Presented by Pippa Hayward, a wine educator and wine travel guide, each tasting will start with an introductory talk and the opportunity to see facsimiles of related historical documents, followed by a tutored tasting of six wines.

The Spanish brought wine to South America in the sixteenth century, planting what is now called Criolla in Argentina and Pais in Chile to make sacramental wine.

Several centuries later a younger generation of wine makers is returning to this legacy of traditional grape varieties abandoned in the pursuit of modern international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay to make an altogether different style of wine where the focus is on the freshness and vibrancy of the fruit rather than power, richness and a lot of oak. They faithfully reflect the grape’s character and origin rather than an arsenal of modern winemaking techniques.

These wines are more European in feel - closer by far to a Beaujolais or a youthful Chianti or Chablis. Join us for a tasting of these unexpected and delightfully expressive wines.

The selection of wines includes Hulk Revolucionaria Semillon, Vallisto Criolla, and Bouchon Pais Salvaje amongst others.

About the tutor

Ever since putting together her first wine list in 1986 the study of wine and the communicating its joys to others have been at the heart of Pippa’s working life. She also works as a Specialist Wine Advisor at The Good Wine Shop in Kew for nine years.

If you're interested in this event, check out our other wine tastings this season:

South Africa: From Huguenots to Hemel-en-Aarde

Madiera, Sherry and Port: A very British pre-occupation



*Minimum order 2 tickets. Cancellations and refunds will apply to both tickets only. Offer reduces ticket price to £33.75 per person.


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The National Archives

Bessant Drive

Richmond

TW9 4DU

United Kingdom

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