Tag Archives: Chile

• Duff Beer! The beer you’ve been waiting for eventually coming to a store near you.

Duff Beer! The beer you’ve been waiting for eventually coming to a store near you.

Don’t get too excited. The Simpson’s Duff Beer is launching in Chile first. Chile?! Whatever. It’ll make its way to the U.S. eventually. If you must have NOW, it’s available at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando, near the show’s rides and attractions. That’s a long way to go for a beer but totally doable! […]

• Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2014: The Results

Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2014: The Results

An impressive lineup of judges convened for the Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters to put 200 wines through their paces in June. Having recently cemented its title as king of the grapes with the news that it has overtaken Spanish white variety Airén as the world’s most widely planted grape, no serious wine competition would be […]

• Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Peruvians are passionate about pisco — and no one exudes that passion like Johnny Schuler, master distiller of Portón pisco. “The essence of pisco is tradition, history, beauty, time and dedication,” he said. “In my opinion, pisco is the best spirit in the world.” Every bottle of this colorless liquor is seeped in strong history, […]

• 1.7 million gallons of wine went from Chile to China in one year

1.7 million gallons of wine went from Chile to China in one year

Chilean wine producers aim to prosper on the booming Chinese export market. There are approximately 4.6 million consumers of Chilean wines, such as Sauvignon. China’s status as Chile’s largest trading partner is largely fueled by the Asian giant’s insatiable appetite for raw materials, but as its emerging middle class looks abroad to source luxury items, […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” Chilean wines at Chaya downtown

“a woman walks into a bar…” Chilean wines at Chaya downtown

Let’s just start here. Chilean wines rock! And you can thank Concha y Toro, one of the world’s three leading wine producers, and virtually a quarter of Chile’s total wine production, for that…so, kudos to Concha y Toro. We were lucky to taste a range of  affordable, delicious Casillero del Diablo (“Stored in hell, made […]

• Bad news for Chilean wine; severe frosts = state of emergency

Bad news for Chilean wine; severe frosts = state of emergency

Chile has declared a state of emergency following a period of late frost at the end of September which has affected the Chilean fruit and wine industry. It has affected the main fruit growing region in central Chile and includes vineyards owned by the well known Concha y Toro and Valle San Pedro wineries. “These […]

• Climate change threatens wine production geographically

Climate change threatens wine production geographically

Global warming will make it difficult to raise grapes in traditional wine country, but will shift production to other regions. Bid adieu to Bordeaux, but also, quite possibly, a hello to Chateau Yellowstone. Researchers predict a two-thirds fall in production in the world’s premier wine regions because of climate change. The study forecasts sharp declines […]

• Get Ready Everybody. February 1st is Pisco Sour Day!

Get Ready Everybody. February 1st is Pisco Sour Day!

In 2003, Peru created the “Día Nacional del Pisco Sour” an official government holiday celebrated on February 8. but we’re celebrating it February 1st…not sure why the difference. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Pisco from wikipedia. Just reading it will make you thirsty. A Pisco Sour is a cocktail typical of western […]

• Top 10 Wine Brands

Top 10 Wine Brands

Last year’s top brand retained its leading position by some measure, however Concha y Toro’s growth easily outstripped all on the list. Once again wines from the New World are dominating the top 10 brands, highlighting the importance of strong marketing to make and maintain a global brand. Concha y Toro saw huge growth over the […]

• Nooooo…Wine levels worldwide shrinking to 37-year low

Nooooo…Wine levels worldwide shrinking to 37-year low

Tough climate conditions that have pummeled mega-producers France and Italy will cause global wine production to shrivel 6.1% this year, a trade group says. Uncooperative weather has damaged grapes worldwide, causing global wine production to shrivel 6.1% to its lowest point since 1975, according to a Paris trade group. Between dwindling vineyard space and tough […]

• Top 10 fasting growing imported spirits markets

Top 10 fasting growing imported spirits markets

Global consumption of imported spirits grew 4.3% in 2011 versus 2010, just under 14m nine-litre cases in volume terms, according to the latest data from the IWSR. The top 10 growth markets for imported spirits include the BRIC markets and other emerging markets such as Mexico, Poland, the Ukraine and Chile, as well as mature […]

• Brazil protects its … wines?

Brazil protects its … wines?

Brazil is widely celebrated for having some of the world’s best beaches, soccer, and Carnival festivities. Wines? Um, no. Nevertheless, Brazil is considering steps to protect its tiny domestic wine industry from an onslaught of imports, in what may be the most bizarre – and controversial – example to date of rising trade protectionism in […]

• Argentina needs to “focus on whites”

Argentina needs to “focus on whites”

Argentina needs to start focusing more on its white wines, according to one of the country’s top producers. Alberto Arizu of Bodega Luigi Bosca believes there is a real opportunity for high-end white blends in Argentina, and Chardonnay from the Uco Valley. Speaking at a lunch hosted by Bancroft Wines at Gaucho in Piccadilly, Arizu […]

• Rude wine name offends Cantonese

Rude wine name offends Cantonese

A wine brand from Chile is unknowingly offending Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong with its explicit name. Called Chilensis, the label, from Via Wines in Chile’s Maule Valley, loosely translates as “f*cking nuts” according to a source in Hong Kong. Following local press reports about the rude label demand has in fact soared for the […]

• World’s first meteorite-aged wine launched

World’s first meteorite-aged wine launched

An Englishman working in Chile has launched what is believed to be the first wine aged with a meteorite formed during the birth of the solar system. Norwich-born Ian Hutcheon has released a Cabernet Sauvignon called Meteorito, aged with a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite from the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter. The extra-terrestrial wine was […]