Renewing our vows
In the 1990s, Chile missed the opportunity to position Carmenère as a unique wine of outstanding quality by selling overly green notes to our main markets. Many years have passed, and now Chilean winemakers have finally learned how to manage it and understood what they should aim at. Chile’s flagship variety is getting a second chance to prove its worth. And this time we cannot waste it.
18. INCREASE IN WINE CONSUMPTION IN CHILE
Slowly but surely
A usage and attitudes study conducted this year showed that 73% of respondents drink wine and that 39% do so at least once a week. The age group 46 to 60 showed the highest consumption. Compared to 2011 findings –the last study conducted– a substantial increase in consumption among women and young people was observed.
30. LA CITÉ DU VIN – BORDEAUX
A voyage of discovery to the heart of wine culture
Constructed on the bank of the Garonne River, this futuristic building reminisces a huge decanter and the swirling movement of wine in the glass. The 3,000-square meter exhibition space is fitted with state-of-the-art presentation and animation equipment to tour 19 themed areas that invite visitors to enjoy unique interactive experiences that tickle all senses.
38. WINE BAR
The Feat of Sémillon
There used to be over 30,000 hectares under vine in Chile. There’s less than a thousand today. Yet, a handful of wineries are committed to rescuing this variety from oblivion so that it can reclaim its rightful glory among the heritage cultivars on which the character and identity of Chile’s winegrowing tradition was built.
44. NEW SHOOT
Hoops by Caviahue
It almost started as an ornamental project in the front yard of a house in Talagante, but Hoops evolved into a way of life in which the Hooper-Herreros family shares the warm, joyful notes or their wine.
48. WINE AND DINE
Cheese and wine
Cheese can become the star of a recipe and pair with many ingredients and styles of wine. It’s a complex challenge, but it’s also a lot of fun. Cooking with cheese opens up a world of intense, creamy, astounding flavors.
54. VINART 2017
Art on a Barrel
For two weeks, 21 local artists expressed their genius on wine barrels during the third Vinart, a one-of-a-kind annual event that blends wine and art.