• 13 December 2016

    VIK Vineyard Announces New Hires

    VIK Vineyard, the world-class wine experience in Millahue, Chile, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrés Izquierdo as CEO and General Manager, and Gaston Williams as Worldwide Sales & Marketing Manager. The hires come at an exciting time, as the vineyard recently debuted the property’s second wine, Milla Cala, and is preparing to launch a third wine, La Piu Belle, in 2017, both of which join VIK 2011, the premier vintage from the remarkable retreat.…

  • 5 August 2014

    Chilean Sauvignon Blanc – what to expect and 5 wines you must try!

    When buying Sauvignon Blanc, the most common wines that perhaps come to mind are Sancerre from France or perhaps New Zealand.  But when you pick up a bottle of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, what can you expect to find?

    Sauvignon Blanc, one of the classic grape varieties and certainly one of my favourite tipples during long summer days when we eat an abundance of seafood, and almost as much salad until our ears and teeth start taking on rabbit-like features.  …

  • 4 August 2014

    China based wine writer Edward Ragg visits wineries in Chile & Argentina with Brandabout

    Last week we had the pleasure of meeting with Edward Ragg, the internationally known British wine writer and educator who is based in Beijing.  This was Edward’s first trip to Chile and Argentina, and curtesy of  the international wine marketing company Brandabout he was invited to learn first hand from the wineries about their Premium wines and terroir.…

  • 27 August 2013

    Red wine demonstrates more health benefits as chemists discover 23 new molecules with anti-ageing potential.

    We have known for quite some time that some of the compounds found in red wine demonstrate health benefits.  However, what surprised the scientists in a recent study, was the range of molecules, a total 41 different compounds that contribute health benefits, and 23 of these had never been detected in red wine before.…

  • 23 August 2013

    Norwegian-owned Odfjell Vineyards featured on TV 2 in Norway

    Odfjell vineyards showed some of its best qualities in a television report for Norway´s TV2 which was broadcast recently.  Over 25 years ago the Norwegian Ship owner, Dan Odfjell discovered and fell in love with a small corner of the Maipo Valley in Chile. …

  • 23 August 2013

    UK/GAZETTE & HERALD: Why it´s worth choosing Chilean wine

    Mike Tipping, wine journalist from the Gazette & Herald in the UK wrote an interesting article this week on his recommendations for continuing to choose Chilean wines stating “VINO from Chile is… quite often very good.”

    A obvious fan of Chilean wines, he says he usually orders Chilean wine in a restaurant or bar,  unless he is eating in an Argentinian steak house!…

  • 14 August 2013

    Wine, chocolate and friendship

    Sharing wine with friends is marvellous! Sharing chocolate with friends is great too! But what about wine, chocolate and friendship all mixed together? Many say that pairing wine and chocolate is a no-go area. However, if you get the mix right, both can prove to be a match made in heaven!…

  • 25 July 2013

    Wine myth week 5: Wine goes best with cheese

    James Beard claimed in his 1949 edition of The Fireside Cookbook that “cheese and red wine have natural affinities for each other”. The idea of pairing cheese and wine has a few mixed opinions. Some wine experts say that a high-quality wine should never be accompanied by cheese as the cheese’s taste and thick texture diminish the tongue’s ability to fully enjoy the taste and balance of a good wine.…
  • 19 July 2013

    Wine Myth Week 4: “Red wine should be served with red meat and white wine should be served with white meat”

    This is an old guideline that many still rely on today when choosing the ideal tipple to accompany meat. However, it is an out-dated way to approach food and wine pairing harmony. There is no saying that a white meat cannot pair well with a soft red, or a red meat dish cannot be enjoyed with a glass of full-bodied white wine.…

  • 17 July 2013

    Chilean Wine: Focus on Asia

    Asia has become a key market for Chilean wineries, with countries such as China, Japan and South Korea all becoming important export markets for Chilean wines.  Together, these 3 countries now represent 17% ($ 307 million USD) of the total USD value of the Chilean wine export market.…

  • 10 July 2013

    Wine Myth Week 3: White wine should be served chilled and red wines at room temperature

    Continuing with our wine myth series, week three deals with the optimum temperature at which wine should be served. This week´s myth focuses on the popular belief that red wine should be served at room-temperature while white wine should always be kept chilled.…

  • 4 July 2013

    The 6 Biggest Myths about Wine Revealed! Myth 2: Screw-caps are for cheap and ready-to-drink wines only

    Continuing with our 6 week series on wine myths, week two`s myth explores the difference between the screw-cap and the traditional cork. Sceptics have always believed that screw-caps on wines means “cheap and cheerful” wines direct from the supermarket, however thanks to early adoption of screw-caps in Australia and New Zealand, the image of screw-caps as a good alternative to cork sealage is now changing.…

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