J.C. Imports welcomed wine enthusiasts to its South Kingstown warehouse on December 21, 2016, where Calyptra Vineyards and Winery of Chile were showcased. The event was hosted for members of Knights of the Wine Table of Rhode Island, a private organization dedicated to learning about wine. It began with a casual tasting led by Milton Monzon, Commercial Director of J.C. Imports, consisting of Vivendo 2014 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Reserve Chardonnay, 2015 Reserve Rosé, 2010 Reserve Assemblage (88% Syrah and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon) and 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir.
After the introductory tasting, guests were guided upstairs to a more formal sitting area and presented with Calyptra’s ultra-premium wine selections. Owner Carlos Figeroa of J.C. Imports led the tasting of Calyptra 2013 Gran Reserva Pinot Noir, 2011 Gran Reserva Assemblage, Calyptra 2009 Zahir Cabernet Sauvignon, Calyptra 2010 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend. The wine selections were paired with empanadas, cured meats and cheeses, and Latin American music from guest performers. During the wine tasting, a slideshow displayed photos from J.C. Imports team’s trip to South American wineries in April 2016.