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.
The acclaimed wine critic travels to Chile and captures a few moments of his trip on camera. His interviews with Eduardo Chadwick, Marcelo Retamal and Andrés Sánchez can be viewed in Education Materials.
Serious Eats takes an in-depth look at Chilean wine from the grapes on the vines to the label on the bottle.
In Chile: Back to the Future, Peter Richards MW reviews the evolution of Chilean quality winemaking since the 2010 earthquake, against the backdrop of Chile’s long winemaking history. Special attention is given to a new focus on native grape varieties, as well as a section on the strides that some wineries are making in improving Cabernet Sauvignon.
Market Watch details Chile’s leaps in winemaking innovation and its focus on sustainability.
Wines of Chile’s award-winning Wine Bar War has come to Miami! Lyn Farmer reports on the event, the 16 fearless sommeliers rising to the challenge, and why this program is the perfect opportunity to take another look at Chile.
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.
Wine & Spirits Magazine selects a Casablanca Valley wine as White Wine of the Month in May. The 2014 Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc scored 94 points from the publication. It is imported by Quintessential in Napa, CA.
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.
The Chile Wine Bar event, held this August, charged four teams of sommeliers to conceptualize and build a pop-up wine bar that reflected the diversity of the country. The campaign included two weeks of master classes taught by Master Sommelier Hector Vergara and Fred Dexheimer. Discover more about this great event and read about the marathon tastings conducted to curate each bar’s wine list in this issue of Somm Journal.
‘The New Chile’ is the face of Wine Spectator’s May edition after Managing Editor Kim Marcus took a tour of Chile’s diverse wine regions when visiting earlier in the year. With a comprehensive report on Chile, the 22 page feature describes the new tendencies of Chile from cool climate plantings from the very northern plantations in Elqui to the rediscovery of old vines in the south of Chile.
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.
Terroir Hunter: Pedro Parra + Chile’s Apalta Vineyard