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Emilio Pettoruti, La Voce (The Voice), 1916, pastel, charcoal, and collage on paperboard, The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art. © Fundación Pettoruti

Mendoza & Maule: Wines of Chile

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Beck Building, Mezzanine
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

This wine seminar complements the exhibition Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from The Brillembourg Capriles Collection. Begin with a curatorial briefing focused on Chilean artists, followed by an engaging tour of six Chilean wines. ¡Salud!

Chile is the world's ninth-largest wine producer and accounts for the fourth-largest number of wine imports to the United States (after France, Italy, and Australia). Chile’s distinct geography—a narrow strip of land along South America’s coast, with numerous valleys—allows for 14 principal growing regions. The most-planted region is Valle de Maipo, the least is Valle de Malleco, and the most celebrated of Chilean wines come from Valle de Maule. In answer to Argentina’s Malbec, Chile has the Carménère, a grape originally from France’s famed Bordeaux region, now rarely found in France.

To allow plenty of time for parking and to accommodate late arrivals, doors open five minutes early, but the program does not begin until 6:10 p.m. Contact for more information.

About the Speaker
Some wines may be dry, but James King of the Texas Wine School is not. As Ron Saikowski of Greater Houston Weekly describes him, “This articulate Brit makes wine fun, the way it needs to be without the pomp and complexities that turn people off.”

Exhibition Catalogue
Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from The Brillembourg Capriles Collection is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, available through The MFAH Shop. To order, call 713.639.7360.

This event is sold out. For information on other adult programs, contact

Education Programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Michael C. Linn in memory of his mother Patricia G. Linn; the National Museum of Korea; Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; The Boeing Company; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.