05 April, 2010

A Taste of Chile in San Francisco, CA. April 6th, 2010

Hey Bay Area folks!! Come support vicitims of the Chilean earthquake by attending this charity event. There is quite a selection of Chilean Wines, foods and entertainment.

"Raise a Glass and Funds for Chile - Tuesday, April, 6th

Bay Area Chileans, Presidio Cafe, Chilean Consulate SF and Chilean Importers will host “A Taste of Chile: A Benefit for Earthquake Relief” at the Presidio Cafe, from 6:30 to 10 pm. Guests will sample various wines from a multitude of Chilean appellations paired with empanadas from CafĂ© Valparaiso of Berkeley .

All proceeds benefit COANIQUEM, a private non-profit Burn Center foundation that operates three rehab centers in Chile. The February 27th earthquake comprised their facilities and they need immediate funds to continue treating their young patients.

COANIQUEM’s U.S. Director will attend to accept donations. We ask that guests contribute a minimum of $25.00 donation, and those who give $100 or more will be included in a raffle drawing.

We are excited to have Alex Geiger, the Consul General of the SF Chilean Consulate as an honorary special guest and our co-sponsor "Wines of Chile-USA".

Participating Wineries and Wine Entities include:

Apaltagua, Calcu, Domus Aurea, Penalolen
Parqua, Maquis & Tercos - (Global Vineyard Imports)

Terranoble -( Winebow Chilean Imports)

La Playa Family of Wines - (Cabernet Corp. Imports)

Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca Valley

Aresti, Curico Valley - (Broadbent Selection Imports)

Cono Sur - (Vineyard Brand Imports)

Los Vascos - (Pasternak Wine Imports)

Veramonte, Primus & Ritual - (Huneeus Vintners LLC)

Alto Sol, Cucao, Chono, Vina Quintay, Rayun,
Palin & Vina Litoral - (North Berkeley Imports)

Casa Marin & Vina Chocalan - (Domaine Select Wine Estates)

Concha y Toro & Palo Alto - (Banfi Vintners)

Arboleda - (Frederick Wildman)

Montes & Santa Ema - (TGIC Imports)

Concha y Toro (Banfi Vintners)

Vina Ventisquero (Austral Wines)

Vina Santa Carolina (Rapel Valley)


Food Sponsors:

Empanadas (Vegertarian & Beef) by Cafe Valparaiso Berkeley

Shrimp Anticucho w/ Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto & Alfajores by Sabores del Sur

Breads & Savory Tarts provided by La Boulange Bakery & Cafe

Cheese provided by Say Cheese of Cole Valley


Entertainment Sponsor:

Araucaria Dance Organization will perform "Cuecas" (Chile's National Dance)

Raffle Prizes:

Presidio Golf Course Gift Certificate- A Round-Of-Golf for 4
Don Melchor Reserve Cabernet 750ml bottle
Los Vascos "Le Dix" Cabernet 750ml bottle
Casa Marin Pinot Noir "Litoral Vineyard" 750ml bottle
Veramonte "Primus" Red Table Blend 1.5L magnum bottle
Local Bay Area Chilean Artist, Javier Urzua's Landscape Oil Painting of Central Valley
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar Gift Certificate
Nopa Gift Certificate
Ozumo Gift Certificate
XYZ Restaurant @ "W" Hotel Gift Certificate
Citizen Cake/ Orson Gift Certificate
Sauce Gift Certificate
Jardiniere Gift Certificate
Fifth Floor Gift Certificate"

If you want to know more about the effects of the Chilean earthquake on the wine industry go here: http://www.winesur.com/news/serious-effects-of-chilean-earthquake-on-wineries-and-vineyards
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