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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
Wines of Chile’s contributing photographer Matt Wilson recently claimed a notable Born Digital wine photography award.
Published: 2012-06-18Awards | 2 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
Sommeliers select delectable wines directly for consumption in bars, restaurants and hotels - and the recommendations from these highly-trained palates carry significant weight in the wine world.
So it is not surprising that the annual UK Sommelier Awards is an acclaimed venue, in which wineries compete for a variety of prestigious on-trade awards and recognition.
The Sommelier [...]
Chile is a paradise for Old World wine scientists, who arrive to the New World viticulture frontier seeking to explore both the technology and the art of winemaking.
A recent article published by Economia y Negocios profiles and quotes several European enologists who visited Chile and chose to stay and take advantage of opportunities for inspiration, [...]
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 [...]