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Updated National Viticultural Registry Now Available

January 26, 2009

Chile’s Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) has just released its 2007 National Viticultural Registry, which reports the number of hectares planted to vine. The updated report shows a total of 117,559 hectares (290,500 acres) planted to Vitis vinifera, an increase of 766 hectares over the previous year. Red varieties increased by 378 hectares to 88,703, [...]

 
 

Viña Montes 20 years on…

November 28, 2008

How time flies. Twenty years have passed since Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Pedro Grand and Alfredo Vidaurre founded Discover Wines in the Curicó Valley, although the name was quickly changed Viña Montes. New partners joined the group over the years and now includes Chilean businessmen Sergio Barros and José Antonio Garcés and family. Viña Montes, [...]

 
 

6 Chilean Wineries among Wine & Spirits Top 100

September 14, 2008

The editors at Wine & Spirits taste a lot of wines each year, and just as certain wines stand out, certain wineries do too. This year when they looked back over the year’s tasting notes, 6 Chilean wineries stood out for their consistently high scores and excellent work. Interestingly enough, all are located in cool [...]

 
 

Ricardo Grellet named the Best Sommelier of Chile

September 8, 2008

Ricardo Grellet named the Best Sommelier of Chile Santiago de Chile, September 1, 2008. Ricardo Grellet was named Chile’s Best Sommelier after two grueling days of competition. Twelve hopefuls competed in a series of tests of skill and knowledge on Sunday, August 31, and the four finalists were announced the following morning. Macarena Lladser, Alex [...]

 
 
 

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