Wines of Chile USA is sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Somm Slam”.  The competition is a serious wine and food pairing competition which tests the skills of the professional sommelier in an entertaining format over a three day period.

Hosted by Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer, this year’s event will challenge 12 competitors in high pressure blind tastings and a game-show style Q&A format featuring red buzzers and a live studio audience of 50 of their sommelier peers.  It will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

“We’re pleased to be involved with the Somm Slam again,” commented Lori Tieszen Executive Director of Wines of Chile USA. “It’s a great environment in which to showcase the diversity and terroir of Chilean wines. Sommeliers are tremendously influential to a very important audience, and this format will challenge participants to take a fresh look at wines from Chile.”

About Wines of Chile
Wines of Chile is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world. It has offices in Santiago, London, and New York, as well as representatives in Canada, Ireland, and Denmark. WOC also works closely with ProChile to develop and offer promotional and educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Wines of Chile’s 92 member wineries belong to Vinos de Chile and represent 92% of Chile’s bottled wine exports. For more information please visit