Eduardo Chadwick, the inimitable vintner from Chile, shared with dinner guests the stories of elevating Chilean wine to world stage and the powerful hurdles he came across along the way over a vertical of Seña and Vinedo Chadwick. One of such is the resistance from Bordelais after he pitted his wines against first growths for his Judgement of Berlin tasting with Steven spurrier and later in Asia with Jeannie Cho Lee MW. After his wines trumped Bordeaux first growths in several occasions in blind tasting, the sales of his wines through Bordeaux La Place slowed if not completely halted. What followed as he recalls was a friendly reminder by Bordeaux negociants who told him that “it would help if he stops doing these blind tastings.” Today his flagship wines, Seña and Vinedo Chadwick, are still sold through La Place, and Chadwick has no plans of repeating the blind tasting any time soon.
Here are pictorial highlights from Hong Kong's wine trade. Sarah Heller MW led Sangiovese masterclass, James Suckling tasting, Avignonesi media lunch, Chadwick wine dinner and more.