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Chile

Cono Sur adds new vineyards

Chilean producer Cono Sur has planted and acquired two new vineyards, one in southern Bio Bio the other in Aconcagua.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Chile and Argentina in pictures

db braved the South American summer as a guest of Concha y Toro last week on a trip that took in the company’s Chilean and Argentine vineyards and its centre for research and innovation. Much wine, grilled meat, sunshine and other such deprivations followed.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Coravin: South America ‘the next frontier’

Coravin’s CEO Frédéric Levy has said that that after making “significant headway” across Asia Pacific, the company will look to South America as a new market for its devices.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 1 Comment »

Q&A: Sebastián Tramón, Viñedos Emiliana

Chile’s Viñedos Emiliana is the world’s largest producer of organic wine, and was the first in the country to go fully biodynamic. Here, the company’s sustainability manager, Sebastián Tramón, tells db about the firm’s ethos and ambitions.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 No Comments »

Santa Rita announces major personnel changes

South America’s Santa Rita Estates has announced key personnel changes for its winemaking and viticultural teams that seek “to boost the work of its professionals, while maintaining the trajectory of its great figures”.

Friday, January 6th, 2017 No Comments »

China further reduces tariff on Australian wines

China has slashed the import tariff on Australian wines to 5.6%, as part of the two countries’ Free Trade Agreement that will eventually reduce wine tariffs to zero by 2019.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 1 Comment »

‘Conventional farming is holding Chile back’

Conventional farming is hampering the progress of the Chilean wine industry and more producers should embrace organic and biodynamic methods to boost quality levels, according to Rodrigo Soto, winemaker at Veramonte.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Campari sells Chile’s Lapostolle winery

Gruppo Campari has sold Chile’s Lapostolle winery back to its founder for €30 million, completely divesting all of its interests in the still wine business.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

China’s alcohol imports grew in 2016

China’s imported alcoholic beverages continue to grow in the first 11 months of last year, with spirits imports registering positive growths in both volume and value.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Itata: a regional focus

Simone Madden-Grey – aka The Happy Wine Woman – takes a close look at the vineyards of Chile’s Itata Valley.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

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