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Chile’s Viña Tres Palacios: New Releases from Coastal Maipo

Tres Palacios is a boutique family winery established by Patricio Palacios near Melpilla in Chile’s coastal range just 35 km from the Pacific Ocean. It is the only winery in the small Valle de Cholquí, a sub-valley of the Maipo … Continue reading

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New Casa Silva Releases from Chile’s Colchagua Valley

The oldest winery in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, Viña Casa Silva is also one of its most innovative, especially when it comes to Chile’s signature grape Carménère. We visited Casa Silva while preparing our report on The Chilean Wine Revolution, so … Continue reading

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The Carménères of Chile’s Concha y Toro

Carménère is on a roll. It is now one of the most popular varieties in Chile with over 9 thousand hectares planted. In terms of its rapid growth, Carménère is beginning to resemble another Bordeaux varietal that does much better … Continue reading

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Chilean Carménère: Selections from Apaltagua, Calcu, and Maquis

It was only 20 years ago that Carménère was “discovered” by the French ampelographer Jean Michel Boursiquot. Today, Carménère is one of Chile’s signature varieties with 8827 hectares of vines. It produces both single varietal and red blends of distinction. … Continue reading

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Viña Apaltagua: New Releases from Chile

Viña Apaltagua consistently delivers value for money, especially at the under $15 range. As readers of our last review of the Grial Carmenère know, it also makes wines of world class quality.  We review some of Apaltagua’s new releases below. … Continue reading

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New Chilean Releases by Álvaro Espinoza: Antiyal, Kuyen, Coyam

When we last went to Chile we stopped by Antiyal, Álvaro Espinoza (pictured here) and Marina Ashton’s estate in Chile’s Upper Maipo Valley.  In the Chilean world of huge commercial wineries, Álvaro and Marina’s venture is unusual. Their estate is … Continue reading

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Apaltagua: Good Value Carmenère from Apalta

With vineyards located in the special terroir of Apalta in the Colchagua Valley, the Apaltagua Winery produces good wines at remarkably low prices. Apalta is a semi-circle of hills bordered by the Tinguiririca River with vineyards dating back to the … Continue reading

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Mariano Fernandez Elected Head of International Wine Academy

The International Wine Review congratulates Mariano Fernandez, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Relations, on his election as Chairman of the prestigious International Wine Academy in Geneva, Switzerland. Mariano Fernandez, shown here with Secretary of State Clinton, has a life-long love of … Continue reading

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