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AWOCA 2014 goes to Brazil!

2014-09-23 15:28:11

 
 

NYC Somms go to battle for the love of Chilean wine

2014-08-26 22:07:02

 

Drink Chilean red, it’s Doctor’s orders

2014-06-29 16:59:28

 

Chile presents the Beautiful South at Hong Kong’s Vinexpo

2014-06-26 02:11:49

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Decanter highlights Chilean Syrah

November 5, 2014

The renowned British wine publication, Decanter, dedicated an 8 page special to Chilean Syrah in their October edition, highlighting the increasing quality and new styles of Chilean Syrah emerging. Syrah has been one of the most exciting varieties to be working with in Chile over the last decade, in particular in the cooler climate zones. […]

 
 
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Team Cox raise over £16,000 in Medoc Marathon in memory of Michael

September 17, 2014

A team of 12 runners completed the Medoc Marathon on a scorching Summer’s day in Bordeaux last weekend to raise money for charity in memory of the late Michael Cox, the former Director of Wines of Chile UK. The team, championed by Michael’s wife Lynne Cox, close friends and wine experts Peter Richards MW and […]

 
 

Wine exports increased 8% in value and reach over 50 million cases!

September 5, 2014

In the last 12 months, Chile’s exported bottled wine has increased by 8% in value and delivered over 50 million cases of wine worldwide. The average price now for Chilean wine is at an all-time high of $30.30 USD per case FOB, showing a 10% boost in value between January and July this year. Premium […]

 
 
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Chile voted into Top 3 Wine Destinations worldwide

August 31, 2014

Chile’s Maipo Valley wine region has been selected as one of the ‘Top Three Wine Regions to Visit’ by USA Today. The only South American region to make it on the prestigious list of this international publication, Maipo was praised for its accessibility, boutique wineries and “top-notch” Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. “It’s possible to day […]

 
 
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The Wine Bar War commences…

August 18, 2014

Tonight four unique pop up wine bars will be opening their doors in New York for an entertaining evening of Chilean whites, reds and bubblies to battle it out for a chance to win trip of a lifetime to Chile. Captained by renowned young sommeliers Anna Lisa Campos, Morgan Harris, Chris Raftery and Victoria James […]

 
 
 
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Small wineries, big impression

November 20, 2014

A tasting focused on small-production wineries in Chile left a big impression last month. Wines of Chile UK presented their 4th annual Pequeñas Chile Tasting in London recently, showcasing small production wineries and their excellent and diverse wines. With almost 30 small production wineries* (or Pequeña in Spanish) on show, it was a chance for […]

 
 
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GWC ‘Best Restaurant Experience’ goes to Chile

November 16, 2014

In a hotly anticipated category at last week’s international Great Wine Capitals awards, a Chilean restaurant took home Gold for the ‘Best Restaurant Experience’. Restaurante Macerado in Viñamar winery in Casablanca was the culinary star of the evening and awarded for their contemporary Chilean menu which is paired with wines from the region. Visitors to […]

 
 
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Decanter highlights Chilean Syrah

November 5, 2014

The renowned British wine publication, Decanter, dedicated an 8 page special to Chilean Syrah in their October edition, highlighting the increasing quality and new styles of Chilean Syrah emerging. Syrah has been one of the most exciting varieties to be working with in Chile over the last decade, in particular in the cooler climate zones. […]

 
 
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Casablanca celebrates its first Best Of Wine Tourism awards

October 30, 2014

In its first ceremony as part of the international Great Wine Capitals, Casablanca and Valparaiso celebrated their inaugural Best Of Wine Tourism awards earlier in the month. With awards dished out for categories such as the best winery restaurant, best lodging and best innovative wine tourism experience, the awards highlighted some of the wineries and […]

 
 
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Chile’s icons seduce Wine Spectator

October 23, 2014

Featured in a special panel seminar at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience last Friday 17 October, some highly regarded icon wines from Chile were celebrated by the publication as top world-class wine. Only 250 chateaux and wineries were invited from all over the globe to participate, and Chile had four wineries represented in this […]

 
 
 

CARMENERE DAY

Event date: Nov 24, 2014

To celebrate the rediscovery of Carmenere 20 years ago, Wines of Chile will launch #CarmenereDay on November 24th. Wines of Chile #CarmenereDay includes a Twitter Chat from 9-10PM EST, that includes a sweepstakes with Riedel and Coravin to drive engagement.  In addition to the participation of Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer, several wine and lifestyle bloggers will…

 
 

12th AWOCA

Event date: Nov 25, 2014

Influential personalities from the wine sector will be invited to participate in this event, which has been a success in terms of disseminating information about Chilean wines abroad. This year the contest will be held in Sao Paulo, Brasil, where experts from this market will be responsible for determining, by stock category and price, the best exponents of the…

 
 
 
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The somms share their Wine Bar War experience

August 26, 2014

After going head to head with the other sommelier teams to create a pop up Chilean wine bar on 20 August in Wine Bar Wars, we caught up with the sommelier captains to find out how the experience was for them:   How was the experience of Wine Bar War? The experience was absolutely amazing. […]

 
 
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Interview with Peter Richards on Premier League Chile

June 17, 2014

Earlier in the month, Master of Wine Peter Richards showcased 12 premium Chilean wines in a ‘Premier League’ tasting at the London International Wine Fair. Amanda Barnes interviews him. What do you want people to take from tasting Chilean wine in a masterclass like this? That it’s important to keep an open mind as regards […]

 
 
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Romance novel reveals sex appeal of Chilean wine

February 18, 2014

While we all know wine is a social lubricant, it is not very often it becomes the subject of a steamy romance novel… The sex appeal of Chilean wine, and winemakers, is the protagonist of Charmaine Pauls’ recently released romance novel, The Winemaker. The Winemaker is a fictional story about an English girl, Zenna, who […]

 
 
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AWOCA judges impressed with Chile’s new variety

January 3, 2014

For over a week in November, we had 9 international Annual Wines of Chile Awards judges roaming around Chile while tasting some of the country’s best wines. Some were revisiting Chile, and others were discovering it for the first time. What often comes as a surprise to first time visitors, is how modern Santiago is […]

 
 
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Interview: Hans RJ Qu

December 19, 2013

Over the last three months, one of China’s best sommelier’s has been traversing the wine regions of Chile working on a Chinese version of the Descorchados wine guide. Amanda Barnes interviews him. What are you doing here in Chile? I am visiting wineries to get a better idea about what people are doing here, what […]

 
 
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Meeting Montes

August 6, 2013

One of Chile’s most well known winemakers has just been selected as Wines of Chile’s Vice President. Amanda Barnes interviews Aurelio Montes, the new face of Chilean wine, to talk about the main pillars of Chile’s wine industry; moving out of one’s comfort zone; and doing things for the ones you love. You’ve been a […]

 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

WINE EXPORTS - September 2014

TOTAL

US$  148.005.215  |  60.960.600  LITRES

Bottled Wine Exports

US$  124.552.337  |  4.234.206  CASES

United States: Bottled wine main destination market

US$  16.979.693  |  580.021  CASES

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