Viña Errázuriz Icon Wines Share the Stage with World Benchmark Wines at the Berlin Tasting Held in Helsinki
Many of Finland’s top wine tasters including sommeliers, journalists and wine buyers, converged at the Kämp Hotel on May 12th of 2011, on a new edition of the Berlin Tasting held in Helsinki. Its purpose: to publicly demonstrate the high standard of fine Icon blends being produced in Chile, by tasting them blind alongside with the wines acknowledged as the very best in the world. Read More >
The tasting was hosted by Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz, who explained why Chile is a viticultural paradise. Joining Eduardo as moderator was Antti Uusitalo, who quoted: “It’s a great opportunity to taste and compare different wines and origins; the Chilean wines showed a great quality, they are really world class.” Alongside in the panel was one of the only two Masters of Wines of Finland, Essi Avellan, who said: “It was really an eye opener, especially Viñedo Chadwick.”
The Berlin Tasting in Helsinki was a reproduction of the famous Berlin Tasting, held in Germany in 2004, where the most important wine writers, buyers, and specialists tasted the 2000 and 2001 vintages, and created an historical precedent by placing two wines from Chile (Viñedo Chadwick 2000 and Seña 2001) ahead of established French classics and Italian cult wines. At that time Steven Spurrier was quoted as saying “now the world knows that Chile produces premium wines.”
Conducting these blind tastings in different cities worldwide is part of Viña Errázuriz’s global educational program to demonstrate the world-class status of Chilean wines to an international audience.
Petri Aalto, Maria-Leena Arponen, Carlos De Carlos, Paivi Ekdahl, Anu Elomaa, Carlos Gajardo, Janne Halttunen, Anu Hedman, Timo Iivonen, Nina Jansson, Marita Joutjärvi, Saija Kangasjärvi, Hanna-Mari Keränen, Vesa Kivekäs, Pirkko Koivu, Jukka Kornilow, Arto Koskelo, Tarmo Koskenoja, Katrina Laitinen, Jari Lampen, Taneli Lehtonen, Anne Lepola, Juha Lihtonen, Jouko Mykkänen, Erkki Naski, Tuula Nieminen, Netta Nylund, Markku Pääsky, Antti Pankakoski, Anu Rajahalme, Pekka Rajala, Tiina Rantanen, Heikki Remes, Jukka Sinivirta, Sari Siren, Ilkka Siren, Aki Summanen, Christina Suominen, Marita Suontausta, Pekka Suorsa, Marjut Tiainen, Laura Tirronen, Timo Tossavainen, Hannu Tyrkkö, Lauri Vainio, Mika Vanne, Taina Vilkuna.