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PROWEIN 2013: BUSY, SUCCESSFUL AND INSPIRING (5)

Three days long, not less than 44,000 professional visitors from all over the world gathered at ProWein in Düsseldorf. This is good news for this very well organized wine fair in these difficult economic times: nearly 3,500 more visitors than in 2012, 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries. (…)I spent a long time with old friends […]

PROWEIN 2013: BUSY, SUCCESSFUL AND INSPIRING (2)

Three days long, not less than 44,000 professional visitors from all over the world gathered at ProWein in Düsseldorf. This is good news for this very well organized wine fair in these difficult economic times: nearly 3,500 more visitors than in 2012, 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries. (…) I spent a long time with old […]

CHILEAN WINE TOUR 2012 IN AMSTERDAM (3)

During the Chilean Wine Tour event in Amsterdam, not less than 26 wineries were presenting their wines to the Dutch trade, press and restaurant world. This year, the offer was very good and the average quality of the wines was surprisingly high. A quick tour around some wineries: AMAYNA: this is a top-location owned by […]

CHILI ON TOUR IN AMSTERDAM

In the second week of September 2011, not less than 27 Chilean wineries visited the Netherlands during their European Tour. Wines of Chile president Juan Somavia, ProChile representative for UK and the European continent Michael Cox and  ProChile wine representative for the Benelux countries Christophe Desplas P. were offering backbone support to this event once […]

MAULE: O.FOURNIER PREMIUM TERROIR WINES (2)

This is another nearly unbelievable story that began officially in 2007. After 3 years of searching for the best terroirs and vineyards in Chile, the O.Fournier Group started its wine activity in two different regions. In the historical Maule, the group found exactly what they were looking for: 100-120 years old, non-irrigated vines, located in […]