Eduardo Brethauer is a journalist, writer and traveler. Author of the hilarious wine guide Vinos con Cuento. Owner and Wine Editor of Vitis Magazine. Member of the Circle of Wine Writers, La Commenda Major de Rosselló and Círculo de Cronistas Gastronómicos y de Vino de Chile. Founder of Vignadores de Carignan, a unique association of producers that reinvented a viticultural tradition of 5 centuries in Maule Valley. He doesn’t believe in scores. “They’re fuckin’ stupid”, claims. He and his brilliant collaborators are always seeking for character and identity. Their goal is to rescue and put in value wines, spirits and food treasures from forgotten corners of the world.
With the title "Un eletrizzantte (e inespettato) addaggio di Cile", the Chilean journalist toured the most traditional valleys of Chile, showing an unknown face of Chilean viticulture, which rescues forgotten grapes, new and innovative styles and extreme terroirs.
The participants of the master class, among them journalists and international traders, were amazed with the quality of the wines, but above all for their marked character and identity.
“It was a trip through the valleys of Curicó, Maule and Itata and their modern reinterpretations of strains such as Cinsault, Carignan and País. Chilean wines are much more than good, nice and cheap. Behind them, there is a very interesting story, but you have to know how to tell it," said the journalist.
The participating wines were:
- Laberinto Cenizas de Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc 2018
- Maturana Wines Naranjo Torontel 2018
- De Martino Viejas Tinajas Cinsault 2016
- Garage Wine Co Lot 65 Field Blend Sauzal 2014
- Viñedos Puertas Parnaso 2012
- Massoc Frères El Macanudo País 2016