Chile Looks East-West

The wine regions of Chile are to be re-organised on an East-West axis rather than the North-South system which has been in existence for more than a century.
This was revealed by Mario Pablo Silva, managing director of Casa Silva Wines. in an exclusive interview with
‘I am president of an umbrella body which  represents Wines of Chile as well as smaller producers and we have agreed with the Government to introduce new regional designations’, he said. ‘The Chilean terroir is influenced by the Pacific ocean and the Andes and so the climate changes as you move from East to West. It is more informative therefore to describe regions as being coastal, central or mountainous rather than North or South.’

Under the new system Chile’s famous wine-growing valleys , such as Limari, Aconcagua, Casablanca, Maipo, Colchagua and Cuirico will retain their names, but the regions will also have a further designation such as Aconcagua Coastal, Casablanca Central or Colchagua Andes.

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Torres-After the Earthquake

This interview is published in the current issue of 'Hotel and Restaurant Times'

Miguel Torres Maczassek was travelling on business in the USA when an earthquake devastated much of Chile at  03.34 local time on 27th. February of  this year. The epicentre of the quake was off the coast of Maule, where the Torres family has extensive vineyards, and when Miguel heard the news, he feared the worst.

‘I had difficulty in getting back to our headquarters in Curico’, he recalled when we met in Dublin’s Red Cow Hotel.. ‘The airports were closed, but I eventually got back through Argentina. I was greeted by scenes of great destruction.  Craters had appeared in roads, communications were cut off, our winery was damaged and many of our employees had lost their homes’.

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Standards Work for Despagne


The international standards ISO 9001 and 14000 are most often associated with manufacturing industry, but they have also been implemented in the heart of Bordeaux, in the five estates owned by the Despagne family.

 ‘They ask us questions lke “How did I do this ?”, “What did I do wrong ?” and “How can I improve?”, Baseline Despagne told www.hospitalityenews during a recent visit to Dublin.

 She is no stranger to the city, having worked here with Febvre and Company during her college days. 'I enhjoyed my stay in Dublin very much’, she says.


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