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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 [...]
Of the 14,119 wines judged by Decanter magazine’s 2012 World Wine Awards, 472 Chilean wines collected prizes.
60% of wines entered by Chilean wineries received awards ranging from regional trophies and commendations to gold, silver and bronze medals.
“We have trophy winners from Elqui to Bio-Bio, which shows the great diversity and quality of our wine regions,” [...]
Published: 2012-06-19Awards | 0 Comments
Michael Schachner makes it a point to know Chile well - the sommelier and contributing editor of Wine Enthusiast magazine says his 15 visits to the Andean nation have enhanced his understanding of all the elements involved in the final product.
On his most recent trip, Schachner conducted a seminar and wine tasting at Casino Monticello [...]
Published: 2012-06-08Chile Events | 0 Comments
Michael Schachner, editor at Wine Enthusiast magazine, will deliver a seminar discussing the U.S. wine market. The seminar will take place in Chile on June 5 at Casino Monticello. A wine tasting will follow, focusing on four varieties, including Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernet Sauvignons.
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.
Recently released scores from a 2011 Wine Advocate tasting showed exceptional results for Chilean wines. Nearly 600 wines received a score above 85 points, 200 wines received scores over 90 points, and nearly 100 wines scored over 91 points. These scores represent the strong increase in the quality of Chilean wine over the past few years.
As the Chilean wine industry continues to cross new borders and attract broader audiences, the nation’s largest winery has made the move to consolidate sales and promotional operations by staffing an office in South Africa.