There is one more reason than usual to celebrate with a glass of Chilean wine this week, after Chile’s national football team secured a 2-0 victory over Spain in their second World Cup 2014 match propelling them into the Second Stage.The Chilean team had their work cut out for them in Group B which had been coined the ‘group of death’ for its tough competition between Spain, Holland and Australia. Their 2-0 victory on Wednesday followed a 3-1 victory against Australia on Friday 13th June. On Monday 23rd June they will play Holland to see who will score the top spot of the group. Whomever does, faces the daunting prospect of playing this year’s host and the team to beat, Brazil, in the second stage.
While Chile’s football team has a challenging path ahead for their hopeful bid to the finals, for now the country is celebrating with a weekend of BBQs and wine with friends and family.
There’s even more of an excuse to enjoy Chilean wine now, so this weekend, join us in a raising a glass to the Chilean team. Vamos Chile!
By Amanda Barnes
Photo of Wines of Chile staff watching Chile score in the World Cup 2014