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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Chile

Chilean charm offensive

To understand how to crack the +£10 wine barrier, Chilean producer Concha y Toro hosted a blind tasting and discussion with key members from across the UK trade

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Chile wine trends: 1. Old vine revival

The most notable development in the Chilean wine industry today is an urge to look towards the country’s past, and with that, a focus on the more southerly part of the nation.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Chile wine trends: 2. Extreme viticulture

While many changes are taking place within Chile to improve grape quality, it is the increasingly extreme plantings that is the most remarkable development.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Chile wine trends: 3. Taking on the top-end

There’s no continent more closely associated with the ‘wine icon’ than South America, and no country more adapt at creating them than Chile.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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