North Americans Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler are the energetic tasters, explorers & writers behind the International Wine Review. In addition to their other writing and educational activities, they regularly produce in-depth reports on different topics of interest to members of the wine trade and serious enthusiasts. The latest I-Wine Report (#21) entitled “The Chilean Wine Revolution” takes a look at Chilean wine today.
The 48-page report (available for download below) covers the history of Chilean wine and where it is headed today, the search for terroir and expanding wine regions, viticulture and winemaking, the most common grape varietals for winemaking, including a special section on Carmenere-along with a novel presentation of pairing suggestions for Carmenere with foods and food styles from around the world-marketing, and a 27-page section of tasting notes based on the more than 400 wines tasted during their preparations for this report.
Download I-Wine Review Report #21: The Chilean Wine Revolution here.
See a short interview video with Mike Potashnik, Don Winkler, and Wines of Chile US Director Lori Tiezsen: