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…
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…
HelloWine: Halloween is Not Just for Kids Anymore
Halloween has hit the big leagues of American holidays. USA Today reported last month that ghosts and goblins alike are expected to spend more on Halloween, costumes, candy, and décor than ever before. The National Retail Federation has predicted a whopping $9.1billion in 2017 on Halloween spending. Furthermore, Pam Goodfellow, principle analyst with Prosper Insights,…
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…
5 South of the Border Reds Perfect for Summer
Summer is in full swing and the heat is on. It is the perfect time for rosé all day and crisp refreshing white wines. However, if you partake in one of summer’s greatest past times (the cookout), then you know summer is also time for big reds. What better reds to pair with summer cookouts…
Montes: Like Father, Like Son
Montes is a legendary name in the wine industry. Aurelio Montes Sr has more than 35 years’ experience as an enologist and president of the iconic Montes winery. Aurelio Montes Jr has been working in viniculture since he graduated with honors in 1999 with a winemaking degree. Today Montes Sr remains at the helm of…
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.