By Colin BennettSeptember marks the start of spring in Chile, rung in during the festive week that surrounds the Independence Day of the 18th, and it also marks the start of some of Chile’s best wine and food events. One of the first of its kind, the Feria Vinos de Chile has taken place in the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for a whole two decades. For the 20th installment, they are pulling out all the stops, filling the lobby and common areas of Santiago Centro’s fanciest hotel with 90 stands of vineyards, sommeliers and winemakers from all over Chile.
As in past years, there will be music and there will be food. The hotel’s executive chef Axel Manriquez has prepared a selection of bites and snacks to go with the selection of wine and pisco. This year will be a traditional selection of food and dance, following last year’s guest of Easter Island.
The event runs from October 1-3, starting at 19:30. The entrance costs CLP16.900 per person, which gets you a glass and free pour from any of the stands at the show. Plus as they have done in past years, buses will be available towards the close of the evening to take you home so you don’t have to drive. We’ll see you there!