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Friday 19 September 2014

Chile

Beautiful South back with a flourish

Wines of the Beautiful South returned to Kensington Olympia for its second year with a new set-up and an increase in attendance.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Chile wine trends: 4. Pinot focus

Chile’s Pinot Noirs are rapidly improving in quality, helped by ageing vines, cool-climate coastal locations, and a couple of Burgundian winemakers.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Chile wine trends: 5. Reducing ABVs

It might not be as sensationalist as the launch of a new product, but there’s an important stylistic shift occurring among an increasing number of Chile’s reds.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Chile wine trends: 6. Embracing the med

While Chile is best known for its Bordeaux blends, it’s Mediterranean grapes that are becoming an increasing focus for the country’s winemakers.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Chilean winery releases ‘dry farmed’ vintage

An unirrigated future may not be complete hell, discovers Chilean winemaker, Aurelio Montes.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Chile wine trends: 7. Rediscovering País

As part of a move to more southerly wine regions, particularly Itata, Chile is starting to create varietal and blended products using the País grape.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

SA heads IWSC Beautiful South results

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has revealed its medal winners from South Africa and South America to tie in with the Beautiful South tasting in London.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Trends in Chile: 8. Sauvignon moves up

Chile is developing more upmarket styles of Sauvignon Blanc, often using barrel fermentation, to distance itself from Marlborough’s herbaceous take on the grape.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Anita Jackson new director at WoC UK

Anita Jackson has been appointed UK Director of Wines of Chile, the promotional body which represents 90 Chilean wineries in the UK.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Trends in Chile: 9. Malbec revival

Although Malbec is closely linked to Argentina, the grape is taking on increasing importance in Chile as producers isolate old vine material for top end wines.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 No Comments »

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