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  • 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.…

  • 4 August 2014

    Finnish wine experts exploring Chile this week

    This week two of Finland’s well-known journalist are in Chile curtesy of the international wine marketing agency Brandabout visiting Chilean wineries.  Arto Koskelo, founder of two of the most popular wine blogs in Finland ViiniTV and Viinipiru, and Matti Remes, a Freelance journalist with more than 3,000 published articles in 80 Finnish newspapers and magazines are here to find out more about the secrets behind the success of Chilean wines in the Finnish market.  …

  • 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.…

  • 28 November 2013

    Proposed tax hike on liquors in Chile could push wine prices up 109%

    Chilean Presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet released her proposed tax reforms, which came with a red flag for the liquor industry: a tax hike on spirits that could increase wine prices in Chile by as much as 109%.

    According to a report in El Mostrador, Bachelet recent proposal shifts from an early plan to assign a specific tax of 20 UTM (US$1554 approx.) for every 100 liters of alcohol.…

  • 15 October 2013

    Worst frost in 80 years worrying for Chilean vineyards and fruit producers – Part 1

    During the last days of September, devastating frosts swept through larges stretches of Chile from Copiapo in the north, to Talca in the Maule valley, affecting an area of more than 900 km in length in Chile´s main fruit growing and wine production areas. …

  • Canada – Chilean Wine Festival in Toronto 8th October 2013 27 September 2013

    Canada – Chilean Wine Festival in Toronto 8th October 2013

    Come and taste more than 120 Chilean wines from over 20 wineries in the Chilean Wine Festival in Toronto, Canada next month. Discover more about Chilean terroir and explore the wines as well as enjoy Chilean fusion cuisine in this unique annual event  funded by Wines of Chile and the Trade Commission of Chile (Prochile).…

  • 16 September 2013

    USA / “New World Winery of the Year 2013” nomination for Viña Santa Carolina

    Viña Santa Carolina is excited to announce their nomination  for the category ” New World Winery of the Year 2013″ in latest version of the Wine Star Awards by the prestigious wine magazine Wine Enthusiast in the USA.  Viña Santa Carolina, with its rich winemaking traditions stretching over 138 years, is one of the oldest wineries in Chile, competing and winning gold medals with its wines as early as 1889 in the Exposition Universelle in Paris.    …

  • 16 September 2013

    Andrés Izquierdo promoted as new CEO of Viña Errazuriz

    Viña Errazuriz, the Chilean vineyard owned by Edward Chadwick has announced the appointment of Andrés Izquierdo as their new CEO. Izquierdo joined the company last year as Chief Financial & Operations Officer, and in his new role he will also be responsible for the Viña Caliterra and Viña Seña subsideries.…

  • 11 September 2013

    UK/Congratulations to the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 – International Trophy Winners from Chile

    Wine Source Chile congratulates Chilean wineries on their fantastic achievements last week at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013!

    Four Chilean wineries were warded with the top awards, International Trophy Winners – Best in Show, a tremendous achievement in their category.  …

  • 9 September 2013

    Chilean wineries celebrate South Korea as best price per case for quality wines

    The wine map of top export destinations of Chilean wines is rapidly changing as markets in Asia catch on to the quality wines from Chile.  In less than a year, South Korea has become the 10th most important market for exports of Chilean wines, according to recent results released by Vinos de Chile.…

  • 22 August 2013

    Interview with Aurelio Montes: “The vineyard that has changed the face of Chilean wine”

    Chilean newspaper, El Tiempo last week interviewed Aurelio Montes, founder and head of the Montes vineyard. Founded 25 years ago, Montes has not only succeeded, but also played a leading –and invaluable- role in changing the image of Chilean wine throughout the world.…

  • 21 August 2013

    South Korean Wine Experts amazed by the diversity of Chilean wines during the first week of their 10-day visit to Chile

    Wine Source Chile caught up today with two of South Korea´s most important wine experts who are visiting Chile curtesy of Brandabout S.A., Chile´s leading independent wine marketing agency.  Yong Heel Lee, Best Sommelier South Korea 2007, and Suzie Chung, wine reporter for wine21.com, are visiting Chile for the first time. …

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