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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.
You may be hard-pressed to find a glass of Chilean Cabernet in some parts of the United States, where Chilean winemakers have yet to penetrate the local market. Yet a recent poll shows that the availability of Chilean wine far from matches a growing taste for it across the country. North Americans are increasingly interested in buying wine from the New World, looking beyond the likes of Napa Valley and traditional European vintners toward the world-class wines coming out of Chile.
Chile makes Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards 2011
2011 New World Winery and Winemaker of the Year categories could go to Chile.
Coming up this week: the 4th Annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference, America, in Charlottesville, VA.
2011 Grand Tasting Featured Over 60 Premium Chilean Wineries in NYC on June 14
A Taste of Chile: more than 60 wineries, 300 wines, seminars, and more!