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Asia as a continent holds a lot of mystery and for a winemaker in the provincial vineyards of Chile it can seem more than a world away. This year’s Annual Wines of Chile Awards (AWOCA) Seminar offered a unique insight into the captivating and unfamiliar world of Asian wine consumption to help those in the [...]
While Chileans are busy trying to escape winter’s cool rains by huddling up with warm mugs of navegado (spiced red wine, served hot), summer is in full swing in much of the northern hemisphere, and chilled white wines are a satisfying diversion to the season’s burgeoning heat.
Decanter magazine’s recent panel tasting of Chilean Sauvignon Blancs [...]
Successful sommelier Fred Dexheimer is enjoying his dream job, and it all began in a video arcade.
“I grew up in the video arcade my mother owned,” explains Dexheimer. “And my grandmother owned a golf course, with pizza and go-carts, which gave me good tools to be a people person and do different things in the [...]
International Wines of Chile Master Classes and tasting events recently delivered Chilean terroirs to a global audience.
The Grand Tasting at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion took place June 13 under the theme “Tapestry of Terroir.” Around 300 different wines from 50 different wineries were poured in distinctive tasting lounges, giving tasters a true experience of Chile’s [...]
Varieties once thought extinct and old strains never truly developed are being given a new lease on life by a bold generation of Chilean viticulturalists.
With its Mediterranean climate and Spanish heritage, Chile is home to some of the oldest vines in the world and the oldest vineyards in the New World. Once a colony at [...]
In this series of interviews with the major players in Chile’s centuries-old industry, Wines of Chile gets an inside look at the ins and outs of winemaking and sales, from the grape harvests in southern Chile to the wine list at New York’s hottest restaurants.
The Chilean wine industry received another stamp of approval from the acclaimed beverage industry magazine Drinks International, when the outlet published its annual review of the world’s Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands in late April, including three Chilean brands in the mix.
Under the influence of cool Pacific breezes and thanks to a group of innovative winemakers, two of Chile’s newest wine regions are changing the way Chilean white wines are perceived. In a country renowned for having the world’s most varied terroir, Chile’s Leyda and Lo Abarca valleys stand out as some of the most remarkable.
Sip by sip, bottle by bottle, Chilean wine is reinventing its image in the world’s largest wine market - the United States.
As a multitude of venues and wine pros in the U.S. begin exploring the diverse range of varietals and blended wines that are produced in this faraway Andean nation, Chile’s profile is on the rise.