Thursday, September 10, 2009

4th Annual Salud! Chilean Wine Fest is Spicing Up DC's Palette
Wines of Chile will add some spice to the city September 18-30 as the top restaurants in the city pour a variety of Chilean wines by the glass and17 Retail Stores will offer in-store tastings of Chilean wines.

Once again Wines of Chile will delight Washingtonians by marking Chilean Independence Day (September 18) with its Fourth Annual Salud! Chilean Wine Fest. Fourteen restaurants in DC will offer consumers the opportunity to experience a variety of Chile’s premium wines with special by-the-glass programs through the end of the month. And five retail stores in DC will also provide free in-store tastings throughout the two-week program as well (see full list below).

Wine aficionados and amateurs alike are invited to visit the participating restaurants and shops to try some of Chile’s finest wines from a broad range of terroirs. “The Salud! Chilean Wine Fest enables consumers to learn about and taste a number of Chile’s different varietals, including its unique variety, Carmenere; its signature red grape, Cabernet Sauvignon; its flagship white grape, Sauvignon Blanc, as well as some of its emerging varieties such as Pinot Noir and Syrah.

Participating Washington DC Restaurants Offering Chilean Wine Tastings Include:

1789 Restaurant
Agraria Farmers & Fishers
Art and Soul
BLT Steak
BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier
Brabo Tasting Room
Café Atlántico
Founding Farmers
La Caraqueña
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

Participating Washington DC Wine Stores Offering Chilean Wine Tastings Include:

Best Cellars Clarendon, Saturday, September 26:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2855 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201-2867

Best Cellars Dupont, Friday, September 25:
5:30pm - 8:00pm
1643 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-1013

Addy Bassin’s MacArthur Beverages, Saturday, September 26:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
4877 MacArthur Blvd
Washington, DC 20007-1578

Bell Wine & Spirits, Friday, September 18:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
1821 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, Friday, September 25:
4:00pm - 7:00pm
300 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Salud Chilean Wine Fest DC-2009

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