Latest in Wine Enthusiast: New Hope In Chile
During this time wrought with division and marginalization, it is my humble honor to share a story of taking chances, hope, and trust in unlikely partnerships between Chile’s Indigenous Buchaheuico and Lickan Antay communities and it’s wine industry. Together these partnerships are addressing centuries of dehumanization and abstract poverty through wine production.
Forbes Article – The Chilean Wine Revolution Expands
In March, I visited Chile for the first time. While there I was introduced to a quiet wine revolution seeking to promote ‘land over brand,’ by shifting the conversation to focus on site driven wines that express Chile’s many diverse terroirs. Recently, I had a lovely wine dinner in Dallas with Andrés Sánchez, Winemaker at Alcance…
Viña San Pedro Looks to the Future While Honoring its Roots
It was not long after Chile gained its independence from Spain that brothers Bonifacio and José Gregorio Correa Albano founded Viña San Pedro. Humble beginning meant planting indigenous vines. After some success they were able to replace the indigenous varietals with classic European clones. Overtime, their vineyard plantings expanded to regions throughout Chile. Today, Viña…
Snooth Article: Chile’s Terroir-Driven Wines are Shifting the Narrative
In my recent article for Snooth, I share my experience of traveling to Chile to meet with a group of winemakers who are shifting the conversation from Chilean brands to Chilean wine regions. They are seeking to produce wines of place – and succeeding.
Two Gorgeous Chilean Cabs You Must Drink
Chile is among the new world’s preeminent wine regions. Many wine consumers recognize Chile as a great source of value with wines in the $10-29 range tasting way above their price point. Furthermore, Wines of Chile has marketed Carmenere successfully to the point it is now not only a well-recognized grape but also associated with…
The Daily Meal Article: Carmenère: A Look at Chile’s Signature Grape
As Thanksgiving fast approaches our focus is on preparation. Some are prepping the meal today to make tomorrow as stress free as possible. Others are prepping to be around challenging family members (you know we all have them). While we welcome Thanksgiving to count our blessings and give thanks for our lives, I want to…
2 Special Chilean Wines That You Simply Must Try
Chile is considered part of the “new wine” world; however, viticulture in Chile dates back to the 16th century. What started as sacramental wine became a full-fledged industry by the 19th century. Recognition is slow in the wine industry and it has taken global wine consumers much longer to realize that Chile is a source…
Chardonnay Throwdown: California vs. Chile
Chardonnay is the world’s most beloved white wine grape. It is still the most consumed grape (white or red), largely due to its adaptability and versatility. It is grown in every wine production region in the world, expressing terroir and winemaking techniques possibly better than any other grape. When thinking of Chardonnay California is likely…
Snooth Article: You Should be Drinking Chilean Cabernet
When thinking of high end Cabernet Sauvignon you may immediately think of Bordeaux or Napa Valley. However, Chile produces some of the world’s highest quality Cabernet that can stand toe to toe with old world and new world wines. In fact, Chile’s Maipo Valley is renowned for Cabernet; coupled with Colchagua Valley, Chile is one…
The Many Faces of Concha Y Toro
Branding is an important component for companies. Wine is no exception. When you hear the name Screaming Eagle or Opus One even casual wine drinkers have knowledge and a perception of these wines. Concha Y Toro is another example of a wine producer who has achieved name recognition through branding.