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Dr. Jim Swan, the noted whisky expert who was best known for his handiwork in advising several new whisky distilleries around the glo[b]e, passed away suddenly yesterday in his home in Edinburgh. He was 75.


Dr Jim Swan, the whisky consultant responsible for helping shape distilleries around the world, has died.


Chilean vintners have emerged as the biggest beneficiary of Japan's booming wine market. Their low-priced, fruit-driven product has found a receptive niche among women in their 40s and 50s, who have helped boost wine consumption to a new record every year since 2012.


Viña Montes has long been committed to sustainable viticulture, most recently in 2014 introducing a landmark "dry farming" program in their vineyards in southern Chile. This initiative resulted in water savings of around 65%, and inspired the Montes research and development team to find ways to decrease water usage and wastage further.


Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn't unduly suffer.


Torrid weather from El Niño in South America to frost and hail in France means that the world will produce millions fewer bottles of wine in 2016, the International Organisation for Vine & Wine has predicted.


South America, particularly Argentina and Chile, sees biggest decline, a potential worry for fans of wines such as malbec


Sensory information, knowledge, expectation - and showmanship - all influence whether we deem a wine 'good'


Strong sales of Cono Sur and Casillero del Diablo helped boost UK sales of Concha Y Toro UK, the company has reported - but operating profits fell 6.6%.


We all know that Chile makes great value wines, but how much can you spend on a single bottle?


Named Barullo, a word used to describe somebody or something making a noise or racket, the event will be held from 25 to 28 October at JJ Studios in Hoxton with trade-only sessions during the daytime on 25 and 26 and for consumers in the evenings from 25 to 28 October.


The WBWE on the 21st and 22nd of November 2016 in Amsterdam is expecting about 230 exhibitors and 6.000 visitors / pre-registration is now open


Large companies still dominate the Chilean wine industry, but boutique wines are gaining traction.


Chilean producer Santa Rita has announced that Oscar Salas is to join its team as the new head winemaker for its '120' range.


Colombia's congress is set to debate a tax increase on wine Wednesday, September 13, which has sent the wine world reeling.


"At the beginning we were trying to much to make it the wine of Chile, the flagship but we were too young as an industry. "Now we know better how to make it and what sort of wines we want to make ... "


Seizing on rising interest in organic wines, Argentina's Domaine Bousquet is on pace to surpass 120,000 cases in the U.S. this year, and has set the goal of more than doubling its U.S. volume to a quarter-million cases by 2018.


Argentina's grape harvest dropped 25% by volume in 2016 in what was described as a "very different" but "very good" year, with delayed maturity resulting in fresher wines with less alcohol.


db rounds up the new trends identified as coming from Chile, as identified by Peter Richards MW and CYT's winemaker, Marcelo Papa at a recent Wines of Chile briefing.


The Huneeus family will keep over 2700 hectares of land in Casablanca, including significant vineyard holdings

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