China’s Yanghe buys stake in Chile’s Viña San Pedro

Following Changyu Pioneers’ purchase of Chile’s Bethwines, another Chinese company, Yanghe Distillery, has purchased a 12.5% stake in Viña San Pedro in Chile for US$66 million.

Chardonnay Masters 2017: the results in full

Where once the choice for Chardonnay drinkers was either a big, buttery, oaky expression or, in response, an austere, lighter version, now producers have found an appealing middle ground, as Patrick Schmitt MW and fellow judges discover.

The Malbec Masters 2017: results and analysis

Argentina may have single-handedly transformed the fortunes of the once-ignored Malbec grape, creating a global star, but other countries are getting in on the act, with expressions that impressed our judges.

Marcelo Papa named technical director at Concha y Toro

Chilean winemaker Marcelo Papa has been appointed technical director of Viña Conch y Toro, meaning he will now lead the technical management of the company’s entire portfolio.

Bonarda mystery in Chile

October 11th, 2017

The week in pictures

August 11th, 2017

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