Montes: Chile no longer the Volvo of the wine world

The days of Chile being considered the Volvo of the wine world – safe but boring – are long gone according to Aurelio Montes of Montes.

Cousiño Macul to release top-end Merlot

Family-owned Chilean wine estate Cousiño Macul is to release a high-end Merlot from the 2016 vintage using fruit from its icon wine Lota in a bid to raise the grape’s reputation.

Constellation paid $60 million for Schrader

Wine giant Constellation Brands paid $60 million to snap up Napa Valley Cabernet specialist Schrader Cellars earlier this month, it has been revealed.

Faulconer: ‘We’re not chasing scores anymore’

Chilean winemakers have grown in confidence and are no longer making their wines to a recipe or chasing scores, according to Emily Faulconer of Carmen.

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