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Re: Wine of the week

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:36 pm

nwdiver wrote:
picalena wrote:Awesome, thanks for posting wine recs. Are you going to be able to let us know if they will have it at Lider or is that info you are not going to have since you are in summer right now? 8)

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I'm in Canada until summer rolls around in Chile, I buy mainly from the wineries, the prices are much better the less intermediaries touching the wine and by the time it gets to Lider or Jumbo it has been touched by the winery and sometimes 2 greedy distributors wanting 100% mark up which turns a good 15,000 CP wine into 45,000 CP plus in the store..... the mass brands are bought direct as the companies are big enough and have market channels for large volumes........ it the smaller guys with premium wines that get screwed........ did you know a winery MUST pay a restaurant to carry its wine, up to 300,000 CP monthly per label....... and the restaurant wants a discount on top of the payola....... this is why Chile has very little "wine culture" when compared to a high tax country like Canada........
did you know a winery MUST pay a restaurant to carry its wine, up to 300,000 CP monthly per label....... and the restaurant wants a discount on top of the payola.
Wow that much POS per label fees or royalty! Then a restaurateur, may possible contract with multiple vineyard and carry as many labels. Say 5~6 labels or more then charge so much for each label plus on top demand super-discounts!
Good info absorption from your important dissemination here, so to my possible future culinary place implementation there in Chile.
Usually, how many labels are the fine restaurants there in Chile carrying?
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by nwdiver » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:10 pm

......... and now for something really different..... a Viognier

http://chilecopadevino.com/2013/07/19/s ... y-anakena/
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by bazzasoft » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:33 pm

Will I be drummed off the forum if I suggest a Peruvian wine ?
Ocucaje Rosé is unlike any other rosé I've ever tasted - much more body and absolutely gorgeous.
I'm not a wine connoisseur but I know what I like !!
Sadly haven't found it in UK.
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by nwdiver » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:32 pm

bazzasoft wrote:Will I be drummed off the forum if I suggest a Peruvian wine ?
Ocucaje Rosé is unlike any other rosé I've ever tasted - much more body and absolutely gorgeous.
I'm not a wine connoisseur but I know what I like !!
Sadly haven't found it in UK.
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That's a Pisco area, what grape do they use in the Rose? Most of the grapes in the area are white............
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by bazzasoft » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Just checked my photo of the bottle and there is no clue as to the grape, just 13.5% !
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by nwdiver » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:42 pm

It's all about the wine.

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Re: Wine of the week

Post by nwdiver » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:50 pm

A great syrah, not to hard to find at the winery...................


http://chilecopadevino.com/2013/08/02/k ... -by-koyle/
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by HybridAmbassador » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:48 pm

A long lost friend called me out of the blue, said to come over for some Wine comparo tasting + Bar-B-Que party at his house. Said to bring a few bottles each invitee to this taste comparo gathering. So I looked at my low quantity collection and found out had few Malvec's Mendoza region produced KSANA reserva vintage 2008.

Went to the party and they were de-canting bottle after bottle and talking and tasting the available wines.
I tasted the samples and was tellin' inside me, Uh these wines taste not so cozy but cheap! Then came my turn to open the Malbec's KSANA and, wholly Molly! what a great and intricate palate this wine possessed! It was the best tasting wine and then it fast took center stage.

People were asking me questions after questions but me, clueless to explain anything about this Mendoza Wine! Only thing I know of this wine variety is that, originated from an old Bordeaux and such that the Malbec wines now very vivrant in Argentina?

Malbec is one of the original Bordeaux varietals, but its importance there has diminished; The Malbec that remains planted in France is mostly in the Cahors region. Now Malbec is the most important red grape in Argentina, and makes that country’s finest red wines. Typically dark in color, and usually relatively low in tannins and acidity, Malbecs can be made in many dry styles, from light and fruity to “serious” with big structure and aging capability.
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by nwdiver » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:41 pm

Its that day of the week...........


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Re: Wine of the week

Post by HybridAmbassador » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:03 pm

So any Wine connouseurs here that can decipher this KSANA 08 wine reserva that I have gotten many accolades in the party I participitated..

Malbec is one of the original Bordeaux varietals, but its importance there has diminished; The Malbec that remains planted in France is mostly in the Cahors region. Now Malbec is the most important red grape in Argentina, and makes that country’s finest red wines. Typically dark in color, and usually relatively low in tannins and acidity, Malbecs can be made in many dry styles, from light and fruity to “serious” with big structure and aging capability.
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Re: Wine of the week

Post by Vicki and Greg Lansen » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:27 pm

I love wine of the week. Thanks!

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Re: Whine of the week

Post by greg~judy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:13 pm

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fwiw --- here's a <nice ?> chilean wine pretending to be from nz...
we wonder how/where it began the long journey across the southern pacific...?
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Complaint to Commerce Commission over tiny tag revealing drink is from overseas.


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A bottle of Waikoukou Valley Old North Road pinot noir 2012, above, which consumer advocate Kevin Milne says could breach the Fair Trading Act with its label.

Former Fair Go presenter and consumer advocate Kevin Milne is taking a well-known New Zealand winery to task over the label of one of its "classic character" wines that's actually made in South America.

Milne, a Woman's Weekly columnist, says he is about to lay a complaint with the Commerce Commission after one of his readers wrote in claiming the label on Waikoukou Valley's Old North Road pinot noir 2012 could be misleading.

The winery has defended the label.

The bottle's rear label reads: "Old North Road runs through the Riverhead Forest west of Auckland and past our winery where we have been producing wines for New Zealanders to enjoy for over 30 years.

"The wines that carry the Old North Road name represent classic character and an easy drinking style perfect for any occasion."

But a close inspection of the front label - that is dominated by large, dark print - reveals in tiny silver writing: "Wine of Chile". Milne said the hard-to-read label could be in breach of the Fair Trading Act.

"At any distance at all you can't see the Wine of Chile on it, it's tiny," he said. "There's all the stuff on the bottle about how it's called Waikoukou Valley Old North Road, it's the new Matua Road, and yet in tiny writing is the fact that the wine is from Chile."

Milne said he had contacted the Commerce Commission and he was now planning a formal complaint.

"I reckon what actually has to happen is they have to go through all these bottles and put a sticker on them with the larger print saying wine from Chile on it," he said. "I'm not suggesting they rebottle them or anything but I think they need some decent-sized stickers on them."

Elizabeth Middleton, global public relations manager for Treasury Wine Estates, said the company was "very up front" about the wine's Chilean origins although she could not say what winery or what part of the country it came from.

She said a number of Old North Roads wines were foreign-made while a number were sourced locally.

Asked if the company would consider changing its labels to more clearly show this, Ms Middleton said: "Maybe", although it was not mandatory to do so.

"If you looked at some other wines they are from places outside of New Zealand with New Zealand labels and they don't even say it. We don't hide it, we put it on the front label - but would we consider making the font larger or perhaps making the label [bigger] in the next update of the label or a vintage That's possible.

"It's never been brought to our attention until that single consumer has brought it up. We will absolutely take that into consideration."

The Commerce Commission was unable to respond to questions before press time.
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