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CWW – Let’s talk about Criolla: South America’s native grape varieties with Amanda Barnes

October 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Amanda Barnes, author of the much acclaimed South America Wine Guide and editor of the Circular, will be presenting a masterclass on the old vines and Criolla grape varieties of South America. First planted on the continent more than 500 years ago, these founding varieties have developed into a complex net of native varieties. Amanda will explore the Criolla family tree and share stories of the history and revival of these unique South American varieties.

Although this is a Let’s Talk… session, there are a limited number of samples available for UK-based members. The wines available are Marchigiana Criolla by Catena Zapata, Torrontés by Chakana and País Viejo by Bouchon. Please email Andrea – deadline this Friday, 24 September – if you would like to request samples to taste in the session. She will need your address and to know where you would be publishing the tasting notes.

To learn more about Amanda’s book, see: https://southamericawineguide.com/book/

This will be a fascinating session, so do join Amanda on Friday 1 October at 2 pm (BST). The session, including Q&As, will last for approximately one hour.  Guests will be very welcome, but please let Andrea know their names – [email protected]



October 1, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm