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The Changing Wine Map of South America

Monday October 17, 2022 at 12 PM Pacific

Hosted by Noelle Hale

From the Patagonian steppes of Argentina to the cool, coastal vineyards in Chile’s Atacama Desert, South America offers a patchwork of incredibly diverse wine regions. Join host Noelle Hale as she interviews regional expert Amanda Barnes for a deeper look into key regions and producers in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.

An award-winning wine writer based in Mendoza, Barnes offers unparalleled insight into traditional and up-and-coming terroirs, grape varieties and wines to look for stateside. If you’ve ever been curious about South American wine, this masterclass is not to be missed!

Barnes has dedicated more than a decade to researching and writing about South America’s regions and winemakers, recently penning The South America Wine Guide. She is also a key correspondent for Decanter and other international wine publications. Barnes is in Year 2 of the Master of Wine program and won the Derouet Jameson Award for her outstanding WSET Diploma results.

Copies of Amanda’s award winning book “South America Wine Guide” are available for sale here (purchase before the 19th of October to receive a signed book plate).

Copies are available for sale here.

Join us Monday, October 17 at 12 PM Pacific.

The Changing Wine Map of South America with Amanda Barnes

October 17, 2022 at 12 PM

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  • The South America Wine Guide by Amanda Barnes is the result of a decade of research and interviews conducted by the author while travelling around and living on the continent. In collaboration with over 60 regional specialists, The South America Wine Guide comprehensively details over 70 wine regions and maps out in stunning detail 40 wine regions — many of which have never before been mapped or documented in the English language. With charismatic and engaging writing, the author artfully explores 500 years of wine history and insightfully puts the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and beyond into context today. This monumental book reveals new and exciting discoveries for even the most seasoned wine expert, while remaining approachable for those just beginning their foray into the world of wine.
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