Frank Reider is Passionate About South American Wine
Frank, once head of corporate lending for Chase Manhattan Bank in Brazil, began a tourism magazine that combined his skills in journalism with his love of South America. Then, while he owned and operated five-star hotels in Brazil, he discovered just how comparable many South American wines (whose vines have been transported from Europe in the 1850s) were to French, Italian, Spanish, Australian, and Californian.
Gol! The Taste of Brazil is Reider's celebrated Brazilian steakhouse in Delray Beach. His restaurant features many wines from vineyards Frank has visited. And all of the wines on his nationally recognized wine list have been tasted by the author.
Frank hopes his guests and readers learn to enthusiastically appreciate South American wines. He hopes his next project will be blind tastings where participant determine whether wines are from South America or France, for example. "They're going to be surprised," he says.
The next wine dinner will be held at Red The Steakhouse on September 16. Frank will introduce a new set of Chilean wines.