The Rise of South African Chenin Blanc: Signature Varietal Celebrated on #DrinkChenin 2017

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Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA (, the industry association which promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce participation in the 3rd annual #DrinkChenin Day ( on Saturday June 17, 2017

Started by Kate and Thomas Monroe, founders of the Southeast Wine Collective in Portland, OR, #DrinkChenin was created to celebrate the diversity of styles and expressions of Chenin Blanc from around the world. In recent months, South African Chenin Blanc in particular has garnered significant media interest including a recent review in the Chicago Tribune from wine columnist Michael Austin.

To mark the occasion, WOSA will be pouring a variety of South African Chenin Blancs during the grand tasting at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen ( "We are thrilled to be supporting #DrinkChenin this year with some of South Africa's most prominent producers," states US Marketing Manager Jim Clarke. "It's exciting to showcase such a variety of wines at Aspen, from classic names like Ken Forrester and DeMorgenzon in Stellenbosch to producers in less familiar regions like Cederberg as well as Adi Badenhorst in the Swartland."

In addition, South African wines will be poured in a variety of seminars throughout the event, including "Getting Dirty Down Under: Southern Hemisphere Terroir" with Andrea Robinson, MS, which will feature the Capensis Chardonnay. Prominent South African winemakers such as Ken Forrester will also be in attendance.

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