Category Archives: Chilean Wine

Chilean Wines: Good Values, High Ambitions

Chile has been a strong source of value priced wines since the late 1980s. It is now the world’s ninth largest producer of wine—ahead of both Germany and Portugal–and the fourth biggest source of wine imports to the U.S. after France, Italy and Australia. The Chilean wine industry has higher ambitions, however, than just being known for good values. In 2010, they adopted a detailed strategic plan, Plan 2020, aiming to become the leading source of premium quality New World wines by the year 2020.
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Argentine and Chilean Wines assessed: current releases and other thoughts

What wines from this region typically lack, however, is refinement and finesse. For this reason, they are virtually never my go to wines on any occasion when I’m drinking for pleasure. The one exception to that statement is the white wine that I think is the region’s biggest success story to date–Torrontés. Continue reading

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