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Nations On The Rise: South Africa And Chile With Michael Franz Online

    Sat, July 24, 2021 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

Cost: $85

2 hours, $85

This tasting class is not merely intended to dismiss longstanding preconceptions that these two countries are just sources for solid, cheap juice, but rather to demonstrate that they are now making some of the world’s most delicious and distinctive wines, both red and white. My objective isn’t to display the value of Chilean and South African wines but rather their outstanding quality—even though it remains true that both countries offer terrific value at every price level. It is very tough for wine producing nations to raise their stature once “pegged” by consumers, but that’s exactly how both countries are trending, thanks to plantings of vineyards in cooler zones near their respective oceans and development of artisanal wineries dissociated from the more industrial producers that formerly dominated exports. The reputations of the two nations lag behind their current level of accomplishment so there are deals to be had, however—at the risk of repeating myself—this will be a tasting focused on sheer excellence.

Wine samples available for pickup by appointment on Friday, July 23 between 12pm – 5pm.

Additional Information

*If this event is sold out please email to be added to the waitlist.

*If you are registering for more than one person, please be sure to include the other participants’ email address(es) when registering if they will be viewing the class from a different location/device.

*Please make a note of the wine sample pickup date mentioned above, as it will not appear on your registration confirmation.

*We cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups in advance of the date/times mentioned above. 

Zoom invitations will be emailed the day of class. 

More information:


  • tasting
  • online
  • wine
  • virtual
  • class
  • franzwine
  • south africa
  • chile

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