Alsace, Tuscany, Bordeaux, and Napa. No, those aren't the latest celebrity baby names. They are some of the most popular wine regions in the world. I love a good glass of Chianti, however, some of the best wines I've tasted come from none other than Argentina and Chile.
Slightly under the radar and overlooked by the average restaurant-goer, Chilean and Argentinian wines are definitely worth trying, so why not go for a tasting? The International Culinary Center is hosting a wine course titled "Discover the Wines of South America," where wine and travel expert Liz Caskey will guide you through a tasting of the best wines from these two countries. From their website:
"In each glass of wine, you’ll discover rich, dynamic, exotic flavors that are as intriguing as the places from which they hail. Taste and discuss a variety of wines—from Chilean Carmenère to the wholly Argentine Torrontes."
The class is being held October 28th from 7:00 – 9:30 pm, and tickets are $175 each. It may sound like a lot, but if you love wine and have always wanted to learn more about it, then it's definitely worth it. Think of the money you spent on college! And lord knows you didn't learn much there – except maybe how to get drunk off of lemon juice and cough syrup. But now, you are an adult. You are civilized. And when you leave with your new-found knowledge of Argentinian and Chilean wine, you will be saving money in the end. Why? Because these wines are usually cheaper than those from more popular regions. I happen to love the Bodega Norton Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina, and it only costs around $11-$13, thus making it cheaper to get drunk. Just like in college. See? It all comes full circle.
For more info on the class or to buy tickets, click here.