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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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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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