“Chile: Think Outside the Box”, Luis Gutierrez’s second on Chile with Wine Advocate, is incredibly in depth and full of insight. Gutierrez has a remarkable ability to paint a human sized picture of wineries both large and small. This can only bode well for Chile in the years to come. Especially as consumers in the US yearn for the story of people and terroir that they can understand and relate to. Gutierrez does an excellent job of telling that story here.
Drinks Business reports that the natural winemaking movement might be flourishing in Chile, but biodynamic and organic practices are its starting point.
The October issue of Decanter features an in-depth look at Chile’s “king” grape— Cabernet Sauvignon—and how the country’s winemakers are championing a shift toward more elegant, terroir-driven expressions of the varietal.
This recent Forbes article discusses the challenges Chilean winemakers face in a country rich in terroir but afflicted by increasingly frequent seismic activity.
The Village Voice reports on the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that disrupted the Coquimbo region of Chile recently, and highlights the “gems” that can be found in the cool-climate wine producing regions that were affected.
Wines of Chile, in coordination with Snooth, presents Wines of Chile: The Complete Educational Guide. Click here to download this comprehensive guide to Chilean wines including maps, history, major wine varieties, production and export data and profiles of the 14 major valleys/producing areas.
Take another look at Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Chile’s ideal location and perfect climate help to make it the world’s second-largest producer of the variety.
Did you know Chile has the second largest concentration of female winemakers in the world? Forbes magazine turns its eye to South America, identifying some unique facts about the continent’s wine production, and recommending ten wines from the region to watch.
See why Wine Enthusiast has named Chile one of the Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations. This handy guide details the highlights and must-sees of any wine related journeys to Chile. A great resource for yourself, your buyers and your customers from our friends at Wine Enthusiast.
Looking to learn more about Carmenere? This primer on the varietal provided by Wine & Spirits magazine is a great quick read on the history, and production of, Chile’s most recognizable wine.
Need help explaining the history of Carmenere? How about a profile of the Maipo Valley? Or a video of Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer giving a comprehensive and entertaining overview of wine from Chile? Maybe an educational guide published by Snooth? The authoritative iWine report on Chile? It’s all here for you to read, reference and share.