“Industry Person of the Year” Héctor Vergara publishes autobiography

Chile’s only Master Sommelier smiles to himself, slides his reading glasses over the bridge of his nose, and opens the silky cover of his autobiography, Descorchando Mi Vida. And I feel comfortable and welcome watching Héctor Vergara turn the glossy pages, pointing to photos spanning his fascinating life as if the book were a photo … More “Industry Person of the Year” Héctor Vergara publishes autobiography

Planetavino’s Mariana Martinez: communicating passion for Chilean wine

For wine journalist and Planetavino editor Mariana Martinez, certain exquisite experiences in life are priceless. Like savoring shellfish with Sauvignon Blanc by the seashore in her adopted country, Chile. “There is not a culinary pleasure bigger than that. Just go to a fish market at the beach, buy your fresh seafood, take it home, cook … More Planetavino’s Mariana Martinez: communicating passion for Chilean wine

Leaving Los Angeles: Wines of Chile brings “Sideways” author Rex Pickett to Chile

Award-winning writer Rex Pickett is ready for a new adventure, and Wines of Chile is now playing a starring role in his dynamic life story. “I have zero doubts about moving to Chile,” says the author of the popular wine novel “Sideways.” “My God, it’s every writer’s dream to be traveling someplace new as, in … More Leaving Los Angeles: Wines of Chile brings “Sideways” author Rex Pickett to Chile

Virtual Blogger Tastings in Santiago

After Wines of Chile’s tremendously successful Blogger Tastings last week, the persuasive message of Chilean wine is now sweeping through the blogosphere. With the help of 60 wine bloggers in United States and six wine bloggers in Chile, a virtual Blogger Tasting on Wednesday October 24 generated 853 Tweets through the designated #BlogChile hashtag, creating … More Virtual Blogger Tastings in Santiago

Decanter World Wide Wine Awards winners promoted around the world in Global Tastings

Chile’s recent success at the Decanter World Wide Wine Awards (DWWA) is being tangibly expressed in up to 28 countries with Decanter’s Global Tastings program. Beginning on September 29 and continuing into October, the program gives wine lovers the unique opportunity to taste Decanter winners at more than 60 venues around the globe. The event, … More Decanter World Wide Wine Awards winners promoted around the world in Global Tastings

Exclusive interview with Patricio Tapia of Wine & Spirits magazine

In the midst of a rigorous tasting session for his popular wine guide, “Descorchados,” acclaimed Chilean journalist Patricio Tapia welcomed Wines of Chile into his world for an exclusive interview. “These are really crazy times,” said Tapia amiably, taking a short break from serious discussions on tannins and maturity to speak with us about his … More Exclusive interview with Patricio Tapia of Wine & Spirits magazine

Michael Cox named Master of Worshipful Company of Vintners

Wines of Chile European Director Michael Cox comes from a long line of wine professionals. In 1810, his great-great-great grandfather founded a successful wine importing business called Matthew Clark & Sons. Now 202 years later, Cox has been chosen to serve as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners, just as the society prepares … More Michael Cox named Master of Worshipful Company of Vintners