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Watch Top NYC Sommeliers Compete In Wines Of Chile’s Wine Bar Wars (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Wines of Chile]

[Wines of Chile]

Last year in New York City, Wines of Chile brought together nearly 20 of the city’s top sommeliers for a chance to win a trip to Chile. As part of a competition they called Wine Bar Wars, the participating sommeliers were divided into groups, then given two weeks to develop a bar from which they could serve and talk about the incredible variety and selection of Chilean wines. Not just a competition for the sommeliers, the event was a chance for more than 400 guests to taste the great wines for which Chile is gaining notoriety. More simply, it was a big, delicious promotional stunt.

The First-Ever Santiago Dining Week Is March 2 to 15 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Santiago Dining Week]

[Santiago Dining Week]

For some reason, these restaurant weeks are never just seven days long. Regardless, taking full advantage of the recent boom in restaurant openings, cooking shows, gourmet guides, and the rapid growth of the culinary scene in Santiago, Chile, the first-ever Santiago Dining Week will give eager eaters the chance to try some of the city’s best restaurants. Just like similar versions in Buenos Aires and Lima, Santiago Dining Week will be a two week event featuring 25 restaurants offering specially-priced three course meals. 

Celler De Can Roca Will Tour Chile And Argentina This Year (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BWFF]

[BWFF]

Huge rounds of applause for Leonor Espinosa’s efforts to support the coastal communities of Colmombia aren’t the only big news coming out of this year’s edition of Madrid Fusion. In a story released yesterday by Spanish outlet El País, it has been revealed that the brothers Roca will once again be taking El Celler de Can Roca, currently ranked at number two in the world, on the road. Taking advantage of the success of their first-ever tour last year through Houston, Bogotá, Mexico City, and Lima, they’ll kick off this year’s tour in Turkey, and then head to Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. 

Concha Y Toro Has Opened A Center For Research and Innovation In Chile’s Maule Region (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Concha y Toro]

[Concha y Toro]

Although a whole new crop of old vine wines and grape varietals are starting to gain a foothold in the Chilean wine market, as one of Chile’s oldest and most respected wine makers, Concha y Toro continues to innovate and remain a leader in the international wine world. To maintain their position and to give more insight to the worldwide wine market, the highly-acclaimed wine maker has opened a new 16,500 square-foot research facility in Chile’s Maule Valley, PR Newswire reports. The facility, located in Rauquen, near Concha y Toro’s greenhouse facilities, will forge alliances with leading academic and professional wine organizations for the betterment of the wine industry as a whole. 

Dates Have Been Announced For Chile’s 2015 Edition Of Ñam (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ñam]

[Ñam]

As we start to settle in to another year, it’s also time to start looking at the big events to come. Later in the year we’ll get a big dose of festivals happening across the continent, from Bogotá Wine and Food to Mistura and Bolivia’s Tambo. As usual, the event season kicks off with the fifth edition of Ñam, the major festival and symposium held in the heart of Santiago that celebrates the regional foods of Chile, as well as their neighbors like Argentina, Peru, and more. 

Chile Will Start Selling ‘Premium Beers’ Coors And Coors Light (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[CCU]

[CCU]

The distributor wants to expand its portfolio of American beers

As part of the first major announcement in Chilean beer news for 2015, massive distributor CCU has signed an agreement with Molson Coors International to start distributing Coors and Coors Light, what they are dubbing as ‘premium beers’ from the United States.  Kandy Anand, president and CEO of the Molson company, told local newspaper El Mercurio, “We are very pleased to enter a partnership with CCU in order to bring the most refreshing and legendary beers to the growing market of premium beers in Chile.”  All you pilsner-heads out there, get pumped.  

Santiago’s El Colectivo Presents ‘Fish’ January 16 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Colectivo]

[El Colectivo]

Following on the wild success of December’s Pig Vicious, their first major event as a group focused on shaking up the Santiago dining scene, new culinary renegades El Colectivo are kicking off 2015 with a fish-focused start.  On Friday, January 16, they’ll present FISH, the group’s latest ingredient-focused cookout, featuring the best of the Chilean coast that doesn’t often end up on many menus.  Combining the talents of the group’s members, dinner will offer fish and shellfish in a variety of preparations, handmade breads, the best summer produce, and more.  Paired with wines from Santiago Wine Club and Ballast Point beers from Ben Wood of Beervana, FISH could very well be the party of the summer.

Guía Dónde: Santiago’s New Go-To Gourmet Guide

By Colin Bennett

[Emporio Creativo]

[Emporio Creativo]

Part of the challenge of Santiago’s food world is not figuring out what to cook, but finding the best places to buy. In a retail landscape that includes chaotic but vibrant markets and mega Walmart style supermarkets while still maintaining unique but sleepy neighborhood stores attended by mom and pop, finding the right place for the right product is a critical part of eating well at home.