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Chile ramps up focus on innovation at London tasting

Published:  15 September, 2023

First time visitors to this year’s Wines of Chile annual tasting in London could be forgiven for thinking that this is a country in a permanent state of evolution, often operating at the fringes of established viticulture to drive a rolling agenda of innovation.


Tim Atkin MW releases his 2023 Chile Report

Published:  17 April, 2023

Tim Atkin MW, Harper's columnist and leading UK wine writer, has launched his 2023 Chile report.


Green Wine Future 2022: Wineally hosts the world’s largest wine conference

Published:  26 May, 2022

Green Wine Future 2022 by Wineally was four days of presentations and content focusing on the various challenges the wine business faces today concerning sustainable agriculture, global climate change, water conservation, corporate responsibility, greenwashing, and much more.


Chilean wine exports to the UK on the up

Published:  24 April, 2020

Chilean wine exports to the UK increased just over 7% in the last year in volume, but recorded a slight 0.5% decrease in value to US$£201m, according to new data released by Wines of Chile. 


Chilean Malbec continues rise as UK Roadshow ramps up focus on diversity

Published:  05 February, 2018

Sales of Chilean Malbec increased 51% in 2017, accounting for 12% of all Malbec sold in the UK, spearheading the fast growth of several of Chile’s emerging varieties.


President of Viña Santa Rita board of directors passes away

Published:  14 July, 2016

Juan Agustín Figueroa, the president of Viña Santa Rita board of directors passed away on 7 July, 2016 at the age of 82.


The Smith Report: China comes good for wine for Chile and Australia

Published:  29 April, 2016

Chilean and Australian wines are on a roll in China where imports are on the up and currency fluctuations have boosted volume.


Analysis: Concha y Toro's mission to help build Chilean wine globally

Published:  08 February, 2016

Concha y Toro, the dominant Chilean wine company, is quietly trying to change the perception of the country's wines, as it embarks on a mission to help others in order to help itself.


Silva challenges Chilean wineries to focus on premiumisation

Published:  11 January, 2016

To thrive in the export market, Chile's winemakers must focus on premium wines, Wines of Chile's president, Mario Pablo Silva, has said.


2015 year in review and hopes and fears for 2016: Anita Jackson, Wines of Chile

Published:  31 December, 2015

Anita Jackson, UK director of Wines of Chile, looks back at a successful 2015, with volume and value figures up over the previous year.  She was particularly pleased with the success of the innovative Mercado Andino tasting in 2015. But over the Christmas period she looking forward to putting her feet up and enjoy a little down time before 2016, where she sees the biggest challenge ahead is getting consumers to trade up in their wine purchases. 


Wines of Chile reveals annual Sommelier Challenge winners

Published:  21 October, 2015

The winners of the annual Wines of Chile Sommelier Challenge have been announced.


Guy Woodward: Chile produces good quality wines, but still needs to market them globally

Published:  09 October, 2015

In recent years, Chile's winemakers have started to show greater ingenuity and initiative in the vineyard and the winery. That sense of risk and personality needs to carry over to the way the wines are promoted.


Wines of Chile launches Mercado Chileno event for consumers

Published:  05 August, 2015

Wines of Chile has announced a new consumer event to follow its trade tasting in September. Mercado Chileno will take place at Old Spitalfields Market in London on 11 and 12 September.


Five independent merchants win Wines of Chile promotion

Published:  05 November, 2014

Five independent wine merchants from across the country have won a buying trip to Chile for their "innovative and quirky" promotions around Chilean wine.


Here's a right corking video for you...

Published:  09 October, 2014

Here's a video after our own heart here at Harpers Uncorked. As part of last month's Wines of the Beautiful South tasting you might have seen a special "cork" wall which doubled up as an actual live art installation.


Wines of Beautiful South to return in 2016 as South Africa switches focus to Cape Wine

Published:  19 September, 2014

The combined Chile, Argentina and South Africa Wines of the Beautiful South tasting will not take place next year as South Africa switches its attention to Cape Wine. But Chile and Argentina will continue to work together with a joint South American tasting sometime in London in 2015.


Live news blog: The Beautiful South Tasting Day Two

Published:  11 September, 2014

On day two of the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting in London's Olympia, Harpers catches up with leading wine figures at the event with their thoughts on the UK market for Chilean, Argentinian and South African wines. 


Live news blog: The Beautiful South Tasting Day One

Published:  10 September, 2014

As the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting takes place in London's Olympia Harpers catches up with leading wine figures at the event with their thoughts on the UK market for Chilean, Argentinian and South African wines. 


Wines of Chile plans major new consumer event

Published:  09 September, 2014

Wines of Chile is planning a major new consumer event for 2015 to raise awareness about the South American country as a whole, says new UK director Anita Jackson.


Beautiful South offers themed tastings and winemaker debates on Chile, Argentina and South Africa

Published:  15 July, 2014

A central "meet the winemaker" themed area will be the central focus for this September's combined Beautiful South tasting featuring wines from Chile, South Africa and Argentina.