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10/30/13

Clonal selection will drive the next major evolutionary phase for Chilean wines, according to Santa Rita Estates' head of viticulture Sebastian Warnier.

10/29/13

Santa Rita Estates is seeking to inject greater charisma into Chile's wine offer with the launch of a South American-inspired range, its first ever oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc and a pair of surfer-themed wines.

10/25/13

Santa Rita Estates is looking to plant more vines in Chile's Pumanque appellation, citing it as one of the country's most exciting up-and-coming wine areas.

10/23/13

A severe frost in Chile wiped out an estimated 20 percent of the country's crop earlier this month, which could reduce the 2014 harvest. However, a leading analyst views that as good news, as lower output in 2014 would help restore balance to Chile's wine industry.

10/22/13

Only 1,000 cases of three bottles each were produced from the initial 2007 vintage, and the selling price is about $300 per bottle.

10/17/13

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir buds damaged by freezing nights, but winemakers say it's too early to panic

10/15/13

Chile exported 596.4 million liters (158 million gallons) of bulk, bottled, sparkling and packed wines in January through August, with average prices falling from $2.50 a liter in the same period last year to $2.03 a liter in the first eight months this year.

10/11/13

The Chilean wine industry is no stranger to adversity, hurdles and bumps in the road. But unlike Ontario and to a lesser extent B.C., Chile's obstacles have been more than a matter of weather.

10/07/13

Chile's agriculture ministry has declared a state of emergency after seeing the worst frost in decades pose a threat to vineyards and fruit farms.

10/07/13

Although the initial prediction is of a 20 percent decrease in production for 2014's harvest, wineries are working as normal and will fulfill their commercial commitments in all the different markets.

10/04/13

Chile has declared a state of emergency after its worst frosts in 84 years have caused an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage to grapes and fruit crops.

10/04/13

Up to $1 billion estimated damage in South America's top fruit exporter

10/01/13

Argentine wine's surge into the American market in the past few years has been one of the most remarkable stories in the industry. But production in Argentina is not as quick to change. Will Argentine wineries be able to react quickly enough to claim new niches in the market?

09/26/13

The improvement in quality of wines from Chile, while maintaining value prices over the last ten years has been truly remarkable. I highlight a few below but read about all 13 on my Top 50 Value Wines list.

09/13/13

Sebastian Zuccardi was named "Winemaker's Winemaker" at the Gaucho Argentine Winemaker Awards last night.

09/12/13

Pioneering Chilean producer Aurelio Montes believes the country can now compete on the world stage with the best fine wines from France.

09/12/13

Errazuriz, Cono Sur, Concha y Toro and Montes all have traditional method sparklers in production set to fill a price gap between cava and Champagne.

09/10/13

Chile's Viña Carmen has launched a new brand called Wave which the producer hopes will challenge New Zealand's success in the UK with Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

09/09/13

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is losing ground to Chile and South Africa in the UK, according to a new report by Bibendum.

09/04/13

Uruguayan discovery could lead to "more pleasing and valuable" wines..

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