SOLD OUT - Global Experience: A Tour of Chile Through Wine
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SOLD OUT - Global Experience: A Tour of Chile Through Wine

The IRC's Global Experience series asks, "What's your global story? Do you get the chance to share it?" Join the International Relations Council and Sur del Mundo Imports Company, a KC-area importer of boutique wines and foods from the Southern Hemisphere, for a tour of Chile through wine.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Marriott Overland Park
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas  66210
United States
Contact: April Diaz
(816) 423-2632

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Chile is one of the world’s largest producers of wine, where it has been made since the 1500s. You'll learn about the history and the current landscape of the Chilean wine industry and the role the industry plays in Chile's broader economic, social, and geopolitical landscape; hear the personal stories of the founders of Sur del Mundo Imports; and, have the chance to taste four different Chilean wines (one white, three reds). Paired with each wine will be a specially designed small plate to complement and enhance the wine's flavor profile. At the end of the tasting, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a full glass of your favorite tasted wine. This event is for individuals 21 and over and participants will be carded at the door. 


Wines Menu

  • Polkura Aylin Sauvignon blanc 2017 (white)
  • Polkura Malbec 2016 (red)
  • Polkura GSM+T 2015 (red)
  • Polkura Syrah 2014 (red)


About the Presenters
Katherine D. Ortega and Bryan C. Boots have been involved with the International Relations Council for a number of years. They are husband and wife and co-founders and business partners in Sur del Mundo Imports Company. "Sur del Mundo" means "South of the World" in Spanish, and was founded in 2015 with the goal of bringing unique, family-made wine and food products from the Southern Hemisphere to the U.S. Since founding the business, Katherine and Bryan have studied grape growing, winemaking, and wine business with respected wine educational institutions, and Bryan is a certified Introductory Level Sommelier. In another life, Katherine earned a degree in tourism, and Bryan earned degrees in engineering and business.

Update: This event is now sold out. 

Registration for this event is $35 (general admission) and $30 (IRC members and students).

Cancellations will be accepted no later than 3 business days prior to the event and people who register but do not attend will be billed. Registrations at the door will not be allowed due to space limitations. 


Parking at the Marriott is free. When you arrive, you will need to pass through a gated entry and take a ticket. However, when you leave the hotel, you will simply insert the ticket and will be able to exit for no charge. Guests may park anywhere in the Marriott parking lots. However, if they park in spaces in or near the yellow box highlighted in the map, they will be closest to the nearest entrance for accessing the event room inside the hotel.