The Drinking Hour podcast: Eduardo Chadwick

In episode 157, David Kermode is joined by Eduardo Chadwick to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 'Berlin Tasting'. They discuss the history of Chilean wine, the impact of the verdicts from Berlin and talk about why Eduardo repurposed his father's beloved polo field

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Eduardo Chadwick
Eduardo Chadwick celebrates 20 years since the Berlin Tasting

In the first episode of The Drinking Hour podcast’s 14th series, David Kermode sits down with Eduardo Chadwick, the sixth generation of the family behind legendary Chilean wines Viñedo Chadwick and Seña.

Chadwick has become a highly influential figure in Chilean wine and beyond. In 2004, he organised a blind tasting of his wines, known as the Berlin Tasting, putting them up against some of the best cuvées in Europe. To the shock of everyone in the industry, two of his Chilean wines came out on top.

Twenty years later, David and Eduardo talk through how he helped to change the perception of Chilean wines by organising further blind tastings all around the world. They also discuss the history of Carmenère, the role the next generation of the Chadwick family will play in Chilean wine and why he converted his father’s beloved polo field into a vineyard.

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