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Amid the romance and antiquity of an elegant Renaissance-era chateau, Chilean Syrahs made a deep impression at the 6th annual Syrah du Monde competition, held May 2-4, 2012 at Château d’Ampuis in northern France.
Out of 445 wines from 24 countries, Chilean wineries produced three gold and four silver medals, with an impressive two wines rated [...]
Chilean Sauvignon Blanc wines rated by Decanter with four and five stars generally fall in the mid-range price category, an affordable delicacy for connoisseurs and consumers alike. Likewise, Decanter’s two- and three-star recommendations represent quality wines to complement any meal or social gathering.
Leading U.S. bloggers tweet their reactions to eight Chilean whites - five Sauvignon Blancs and three Chardonnays - from coastal valleys around the country. “What would you do if you got an email inviting you to try eight lovely bottles of white wine?” writes Mellissa on her blog, A Fit and Spicy Life. Her answer: get hold of some fresh seafood, throw a party and log on to Twitter for a live tasting session.
As the country’s profile as a world class viticultural destination grows, a group of top shelf U.S. wine journalists is on their way to tour Chile. So which regions and vineyards are on the agenda?
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.
Wines of Chile, an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world, participated with a stand at ViiniExpo in Helsinki, the largest wine trade show in Finland, and one of the best places to meet both trade and wine consumers in a country where almost 1 in every 4 wines purchases wine originates from Chile.
Chilean wine exports broke records in 2011 with 8.9 percent growth over the previous year, reaching US$1.69 billion in sales. Auspicious figures aside, however, the German market continues to present a challenge when it comes to positioning Chilean wine. Chile’s participation in Prowein and the launch of the promotional Chilean wine tour will therefore be key factors for the Andean nation’s success.
Over the last decade the Chilean wine sector has dramatically transformed into a major player on the world market. So it’s no surprise that when Wine Intelligence asked world experts to nominate the world’s top figures for commendation, four of the 30 nominees on the short-list hail from Chile.
Under the alias “James the Wine Guy,” San Francisco-based wine writer, public speaker, videographer and “wine evangelical” James Meléndez produces his own digital wine reviews, in which he shares his infectious passion and formidable knowledge on all things enological.