Between Jan and Oct 2010, 83 of the top 100 Chilean wineries increased their sales of bottled wine. According to figures from Wines of Chile, 68 of these wineries increased sales by more than 10%. Exports have increased by 11.7% compared to figures during the same period in 2009.
Chilean bottled wine exports soared 33.3% and 25.8% during August in volume and value helping to reach the 1.5 billion US dollars and 749 million litres in the last twelve months, with 18.9% and 11.2% increases in volume and value according to the latest release from Vinos de Chile.
Winemakers in Chile’s Casablanca Valley have been fighting pork-producing behemoth Expo Pork Meat for the past two weeks, as the company looks to construct a pork-processing plant in the region.
Three months after opening its newest store in Chile, The World of Wines - a key Chilean wine retailer – is looking to expand throughout the region.
Chile has moved up two spots from its 2008 ranking, accounting for 3.7% of wine world production in 2009, according to a report released by the International Organization of Vin and Wine (OIV).
The Falkland Islands figure among the world top ten per capita wine consumption countries according to the Wine Institute (2008), which brings together all of California’s wineries and vineyards and manages a vast inventory of statistics with commercial purposes.