Wednesday August 22nd 2012
|Where||Fairmont San Francisco - 950 Mason St - San Francisco, CA|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
|Cost||$35 General / VIP $50 (early entry at 6p)|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||Get ready to be transported 6,000 miles south to enjoy the amazing wines of South America. Chile and Argentina are making some of the most important and revered wines in the world – all with extraordinary quality-to-value. Now in its fifth year, South American Superstars has become the largest and most important tasting of its kind in the country. Check out pictures from last years’ event at Jones.|
THE DRAMATIC & HISTORIC SETTING
We are thrilled to bring the Uncorked community back to the grandeur of the stunning Fairmont Hotel high above Nob Hill. The storied Venetian Room, where Tony Bennett first sang ‘I Left My Heart In San Francisco’, provides the perfect backdrop for these wines of distinct history and undeniable quality. What better way to break up the middle of your work week than by sampling125 of the finest wines from Argentina & Chile?!
WORLD CLASS WINES
Join us as we sample over 125 top wines from virtually every important importer and distributor of South American wine. There will also be a few wines from Uruguay this year, including the hearty Tannat grape.
You will be taken on a tour of Chile’s main wine regions including the Maipo, Colchagua and Casablanca Valleys, while savoring Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and the wonderfully spicy and chocolately varietal Carmenère – our pick to become ‘the next Malbec’ on our shores.
Argentina’s main wine regions border Chile in the foothills of the Andes, with the Mendoza Valley being the most prominent, along with the Salta region to the North. You will try Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Bonarda, Merlot, Torrontés, Chardonnay and lots of Malbec (over 30 different kinds) – the most important grape of Argentina.
LIVE TANGO BAND & DANCERS + THE EXTRAS
A live tango band concert and dance performance by Trio Garufa will perfectly complement the wines. Smartwater will also be on hand keeping you hydrated and an artisan cheese spread will be on offer. We’ll keep the evening going with an unofficial after party at the legendary Tonga Room next door.
Uncorked Events was created to bring the Bay Area the ultimate in wine lifestyle events. Whether you are learning to pair champagne with food in an intimate sit-down gathering, attending a Pinot Noir tasting at a new art gallery or at a majestic company party in the heart of Napa Valley, we provide the perfect wine event every time. Uncorked Events was founded on the notion that enjoying wine should always be fun, relaxed, social and educational - never stuffy or snooty! While wine is the focus of our events, we often incorporate gourmet food pairing, art, music and fashion. This seamless blend of sensory elements turns our wine events into truly memorable gatherings.