May 20, 2021
WEBINAR: Wines of Chile: A Virtual Tasting Event
Webinar Event: "Beyond Our Borders: Spotlight Chile" series
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invited members and guests to experience the wines of Chile from the comfort of their own homes. Guests were guided by Courtney Kingston, of Kingston Family Vineyards, through a virtual tasting.
About the Event
With fertile valleys tucked between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Chile boasts three distinct regions that produce aromatic, complex, and balanced wines. Whether you prefer red or white, there is sure to be a Chilean wine that suits your palate and provides you with an unforgettable experience. Varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay are flagship wines of Chilean vineyards, but their flavors have subtle differences depending upon the climate the grapes grow in throughout the country.
We featured wines from Kingston Family Vineyards, and their founder, Courtney Kingston, who walked attendees through four of Kingston's wines during the virtual tasting.
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and its event partner, ProChile, and "Beyond Our Borders" series co-presenters, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce and the Honorary Consulate of Chile in Philadelphia, hosted an experience where attendees sampled the wines of Chile from the comfort of your own home.
About the Wines
- "Sabino" Chardonnay, Kingston Family Vineyards
- "Tabiano" Pinot Noir, Kingston Family Vineyards
- "Lucero" Syrah, Kingston Family Vineyards
- "Rosillo" Rosé, Kingston Family Vineyards
About the "Beyond Our Borders" Series
This event is part of new programming for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the “Beyond Our Borders” series. The Council is offering programming across its activities—speaker events, student programs, and travel (with the objective of hosting a tour in March 2022, due to COVID precautions)—to provide its members and the Greater Philadelphia community a deeper understanding of Chilean culture, politics, cuisine, and its role in the world at large.
The Council is focusing on Chile for the launch of this program series because of the robust and long-standing international relationship between the country and Philadelphia. In addition to our relationship, which supports thousands of jobs, there is a multi-year initiative to increase tech industry relationships and business development.