Monday, June 28, 2010

I will be speaking at ZACHY'S in Scarsdale and signing books at their South American wine tasting on July,24 from noon to 6 pm. They have an excellent website

Wine Tasting Dates From Chase Alumni Association

Online registration is now open for the CAA wine tasting dinner in New York City on Thursday, July 22, 2010 featuring acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval's Zengo, which features Latin-Asian fusion cuisine. The evening's South American wines, of course, are being chosen by CAA member Frank Reider, who will discuss them at the dinner.

The all-inclusive price for wines, appetizer, salad and entree, with tax and gratuity included, is $80. (The entree will be steak; if you would prefer fish, please indicate this when you register, on the credit card information page under "special instructions".)

In order for us to give a guarantee to the restaurant, we ask that you register and later than Julpre-pay for the dinner no later than July 13th. You must be a CAA member to participate. Each member is allowed to bring one guest.

You can also reserve and pre-pay for a copy of Frank's book, Wines of Passion: the Best of South America -- A Connoisseur's Guide to the Wines of Argentina and Chile. Normally selling for $29.95, dinner guests may pre-purchase it for $24. Please note that this is only an offer for people who will attend the July 22nd dinner and pick up the book there, where Frank will be happy to sign it for you. Anyone wishing to have the book shipped should visit Frank's Web site: www.golthetasteofbrazil or

We hope to see you at 6:30 pm on July 22nd at Zengo, 622 Third Avenue at 40th Street.

The Board of Directors of the Chase Alumni Association

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"South Florida Live" Segment

Check out the great wine discussion we had when I was featured on South Florida Live.

Click the link below (or use the youtube link on the menu bar to the right).


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wines of Passion: The Best of South America, a book by restaurateur and connoisseur Frank Reider is the first of its kind: A concise, comprehensive and approachable guide to the wines of Argentina and Chile, complete with tasting notes and labels.

The author succinctly takes you through his journey with wine, how his palate developed and matured with the process of crafting the wine list for his restaurant Gol! A Taste of Brazil-- where he first tasted the wines of South America. He explores the Wines of Passion of Chile and Argentina elegantly, with enthusiasm- and humor, making the book ideal for the beginner, those simply interested in finding beautiful wines at an affordable price, and the connoisseur. It is without question a must-read for anyone interested in the wine regions of South America.

Frank’s admiration for South American wine makers’ originality, passion and success entices readers to taste for themselves and compare notes with the author.

Wines of Passion: The Best of South America, includes ratings and prices for over 400 wines, chapters on wine tourism travels, and emphasis on the best wine buys for each taste and pocketbook.

Wines of Passion is available at (by clicking the link on the right where it says BUY THE BOOK) for $29.99, plus shipping and handling.

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Authorhouse (January 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449064280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449064280

This book is also available online at

Monday, June 21, 2010

Frank Reider, author of Wines of Passion: The Best of South America and owner of GOL! The Taste of Brazil, will be interviewed talking about the great wines of the region and explaining how to best drink them and with which foods they should be paired. Check out the particular characteristics of Latin American wines and how to shop for one.

WSFL TV - The Morning Show
June 23rd at 7:50am

Comcast Channel 14 (Palm Beach)

Comcast Channel 11 (Broward and Dade)
Also Channel 39 on regular broadcasting

WSFL-TV (SFL) is Miami-Fort Lauderdale's network, programming a strong schedule of entertainment, local news, and public affairs programming. WSFL-TV's signal reaches 1,536,020 South Florida television households representing more than 4 million people. The Station reaches 1,061,114 cable households in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties, also extending into 196,500 West Palm Beach cable households.