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?
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........
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!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.
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?