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Citing the “unprecedented economic conditions” and the resulting “significant unplanned-for decline in Vintages sales”, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) announced today that it was suspending Vintage’s current call for wine and will not be accepting submissions until further notice. Revised buying plans will be announced once they have completed a review of their [...]
Published: 2009-01-08News & Press
This year ten US judges—Robert Bradshaw, Patrick Comiskey, Linda Murphy, David Rosengarten, Michael Schachner, Josh Raynolds, Sandy Block, Stuart Roy, Alder Yarrow, and Kevin Zraly—have agreed to tune their palates to hundreds of Chilean wines on January 12–14, 2009.
Chilean wineries will submit up to 6 wines each that are available in the US market [...]
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, known [...]
The results of the 2nd World Carmrnrre Competition show that the Carmrnrre is here to stay!
Event: this is one of three restaurant tastings to take place in Ireland this season. the events aim to offer consumers and members of the on-trade the opportunity to taste premium wines from Chile’s boutique wineries.
Viña Lapostolle’s premium wine tops the magazine’s list of the 100 most Exciting Wines of the year.
Published: 2008-11-20News & Press
It always comes as a surprise to those of us who live here that not everyone is aware of all that Chile has to offer. It is a country of tremendous diversity, striking beauty, and, of course, great wines. Today, thanks to the recent UK Sommelier Summit, Europe now has 11 new converts who will help spread the news.
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
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 Ordenes, Héctor Riquelme [...]