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Chilean wines to take you through the festive season

2014-12-17 17:07:16

 

AWOCA winners announced in Brazil

2014-12-03 15:55:48

 

Celebrating World Carmenere Day: 24 November

2014-11-24 15:56:56

 

AWOCA 2014 goes to Brazil!

2014-09-23 15:28:11

 

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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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Chilean wines to take you through the festive season

December 17, 2014

With Christmas and New Year right around the corner, it can be a bit bewildering picking the right bottle for the right time. Help is at hand though, and Chile can be your answer for the whole festive season! Here are five top tips for picking the right bottle of Chilean wine for the holidays: […]

 
 
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AWOCA winners announced in Brazil

December 3, 2014

Last night in a gala dinner event in Sao Paulo, the trophy and award winners were announced for the 12th Annual Wines of Chile Awards. For the first time in the awards history, it was held overseas in one of Chile’s most important wine markets, Brazil. With 12 seasoned wine experts from Brazil in the […]

 
 
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Celebrating World Carmenere Day: 24 November

November 24, 2014

Today marks 20 years since the discovery of Chile’s flagship variety, Carmenere. On 24 November 1994 Jean-Marie Boursiquot discovered that some vineyards in Chile – which were previously believed to be Merlot – were in fact Carmenere. The rediscovery of the variety is an important one, not just for Chile but for the world of […]

 
 
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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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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 - October 2014

TOTAL

US$  187.951.134  |  85.585.982  LITRES

Bottled Wine Exports

US$  153.248.106  |  5.052.515  CASES

United States: Bottled wine main destination market

US$  19.581.530  |  674.199  CASES

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