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What’s hot in Chile with Marcelo Pino

March 4, 2013

As Chile’s most-talked about young sommelier, Marcelo Pino is making a name for himself in the industry after winning Best Sommelier in Chile in 2011 among other accolades. Born in the coastal surf town of Pichilemu, Marcelo started his journey into wine through food. After training as a chef and swapping food for wine with [...]

 
 
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Chilean Terroir with Pedro Parra

February 28, 2013

Chilean Pedro Parra is the first terroir specialist outside of France. Amanda Barnes meets with him to find out a bit more about Chilean terroir and Parra’s journey underground. Whatever you call Pedro Parra, don’t call him Dr. Terroir. “I hate that name!” he says about the nickname he’s unwillingly accrued. “I promise I won’t [...]

 
 
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Tradition, Heritage and Innovation in Chile

February 13, 2013

When people talk of Chile, they often talk of the ‘New World’. While compared to Europe, Chile may still be ‘new’ in terms of winemaking, there are great examples of family winemaking passing through consecutive generations, protecting a strong heritage and a rich history of winemaking. Some of Chile’s first wines were made in the [...]

 
 
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UK Indie winners visit Chilean wine routes

January 28, 2013

Last week five independent wine merchants (aka ‘Indies’) from the UK were flown out to Chile for the wine-buying trip of a lifetime. After a nationwide competition for independent retailers to promote Chilean wine during September, five winners were selected and rewarded with an all expenses paid, week-long trip to wineries in Aconcagua, Casablanca, Cachapoal, [...]

 
 
 

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