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Explore the fusion of flavors in Chile and Argentina

It’s a melting pot of influences you’re tasting when sipping Chilean and Argentinian varietals. Chilean wines, although influenced by Spanish culture, who colonized the region, were also heavily inspired by the French, who immigrated there in the mid-19th century. With a climate described as a cross between California and France, there is complex layering in many varietals. On the other hand, the Italians lent their methods and flavors to Argentinian wines from the late 1800s through the 1920s. Come explore the renaissance version of “hybrid” wines with us and learn more about these intricate regions and what they’re producing.

About the instructor: Five years ago, Andrew Mehring got his start at a local wine and beer store. Focused more on craft beer initially, once he started tasting Pinot Gris from Alsace for the first time, he was hooked, determined to learn everything he could. After working in wine retail for two years, he transitioned to wine distribution. As his experience and knowledge grew, Andrew was determined to share what he was learning–whether weird, obscure or unique, but always delicious wines from all over the world. “I love how wine brings people together,” Andrew says. He’s putting his experience to good use, currently working on his Level 2 Sommelier certification along with his Certified Specialist of Wine certificate. You’ll also find him slinging wine on the streets with the Winebow Group or sipping weird tea from China in coffee shops while reading about wine or philosophy.

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