Chile: Latest beverage news & analysis
This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.
My time in Chile, courtesy of Concha y Toro, is fast drawing to an end. Having reported on both the country's wine industry broadly, and the company specifically for the better part of ten years, this visit has put quite a bit of meat on the bones of my knowledge of all things Chilean. Such as:
just-drinks has spent this week visiting Chile as a guest of the country's largest wine producer, Concha y Toro. Here's a closer look at the facts and figures behind Chile's wine industry
Chile's strong peso currency is threatening to gatecrash the Vina Concha y Toro party.
Chile's wine industry is facing enforced consolidation due to pressure on wineries' profitability, but the country's longer-term future looks much brighter.
In 1883, Don Melchor de Santiago Concha took his father's surname, Concha, and put it together with his mother's surname, Torro, to form Concha y Toro.
Concha y Toro has invested US$5m on a dedicated research and innovation facility in Chile that has opened this week.
Molson Coors is to launch two of its beer brands in Chile through Heineken-controlled drinks company CCU.
Concha Y Toro, the Chilean wine producer, has reported a jump in nine-month net profits and sales, but volumes suffered in Q3.
The rum category has had a torrid time in Chile over the past three years, with volumes plunging and international brands exiting.
Chilean wine group Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has appointed a new CEO as the current incumbent has left after nearly four years in the role.
Coca-Cola Andina has reported a double-digit lift in first-half sales, helped by the acquisition of Brazilian drinks firm Ipiranga, but has warned of slowing consumption levels in its four markets.
CCU has seen its profits perform well in the first half of 2014, thanks to a one-off payment to its Argentinean unit.
A senior figure at Wines of Chile has told just-drinks that wine is not to blame for drink-related issues in the country, as Chile's alcohol industry faces down controversial tax reforms.
CCU has voiced its discontent with first-quarter figures that show profits stagnating
A very early start today, with Carla Errazuriz from Concha y Toro's fine wine division picking me up from our Santiago hotel at 0700.
After yesterday's introduction to Chile, today was all about Concha y Toro – that's to be expected, seeing as they invited me here.
Buenas dias from Chile. I'm here as a guest of the UK arm of Concha y Toro for the week, during which I'll be shown the company's wine-making operations not only here but over the border in Argentina.
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