Eyes on Chile
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 13:39

Chile’s Catad’Or Wine Awards will be held on Monday in Santiago with 635-sample record exhibition and a new section dedicated to Latin America.

The 22nd edition of great annual wine festival, scheduled from July 3 through 10, will take a qualitative leap this year.

The international jury is made up of experts and influential wine personalities, including The Washington Post Critic Dave McIntyre and Author and Critic Jamal Rayyis (The New York Times, Food & Wines, Wine Enthusiast).

Likewise, Shao Xuedong, manager of COFCO China and Erin Kirschemann, publisher of Wine Business Monthly US publication, among others.

Friday, 23 June 2017 12:43

ONE by one they came to the stage and pitched their ideas to the crowd. There was the founder of Kwelia.com, which makes software that helps landlords mint more money from their properties. There was the co-founder of Chef Surfing, an online service for people looking to hire chefs, and for culinary wizards keen to tout their skills. And the creator of Kedzoh, which has an app that lets firms send short training videos to workers via their mobile phones or tablet computers.

Friday, 23 June 2017 11:24

n this week’s chapter 27 entrepreneurs share their thoughts and advice on relocating to Chile. Visit the country, stay here for a trial period, get to know its quirks and peculiarities and then make a long-term decision with that information in mind. Every place has its oddities and it’s important when operating outside one’s own country to go in with as much first-hand knowledge of the lay of the land as possible.

Friday, 23 June 2017 13:19

Marked by a singular history, this stock, originally from France, is today only produced in Chile, a country that provides unique conditions for its development. Ignored for years, today it is the spearhead for opening new markets for Chilean wine varieties.

The history of Carménère is very special. Recognized as the most complex of grapes iwhen it comes to achieving its maturity, this is because it suffered more than any strain from the effects of the phylloxera plague, which affected wine grapes in Europe between 1860 and 1870, and France in particular, where this strain comes from. The disaster was so huge that the French, tired of the complexities of its cultivation, decided to stop growing Carménère, and later it was thought that it had disappeared forever.

Ten years before this happened, however, some rootstock of this grape had been sent to Chile. As a result of the crisis that Europe was going through at the time, a large number of enologists emigrated from Europe to Chile, giving a vigorous boost to the emerging and already powerful Chilean winemaking industry.

Notwithstanding, and in spite of the mass presence of highly qualified professionals in the country, Carménère was ignored. The reason? Nobody noticed its presence and it was planted together with Merlot and Cabernet strains, so that for many years it was sold as one of these varieties.

Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:46

She was young, spirited and rich. It was the 1970s and Kris McDivitt seemed to come straight from California central casting; the glamorous ski-racing daughter of an oil-industry man who made her fortune as the first CEO of what was to become the billion-dollar outdoor clothing company Patagonia.

And then in 1993, aged 43, Kris McDivitt unexpectedly fell in love with Doug Tompkins, the adventure-junkie rock-climber and deep green environmentalist who had co-founded not one but two giant outdoor-clothing companies, North Face and Esprit.

They married (she changed her surname) and the eco-power couple cashed in their shares and uprooted from California to live the wilderness dream in the real Patagonia where they went off-grid, flying between homes in the forests and mountains of Chile and Argentina.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 19:07

As one of South America’s largest engineering projects, the Corredor Bioceanico Aconcagua will link trade between Brazil, Argentina and Chile through a train tunnel under the Andes, strengthening the region’s commercial ties.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 18:48

Public transportation offers a sustainable alternative to masses of individual automobiles, yet many systems still run on unsustainable power sources. With around 2.2 million people riding the Metro de Santiago every day, Chile requires a great deal of energy to keep people moving. President Michelle Bachelet recently announced the country’s mass transit system will soon be almost entirely powered by wind and solar energy, resulting in a slew of environmental benefits.

Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:33

A major 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported.

Chile’s national emergency office (Onemi) lifted both the evacuation order and a tsunami watch three hours after the Christmas Day quake struck and told nearly 5,000 people who had been evacuated they could return to their homes.

Onemi said one bridge in the area was impassible as crews worked to restore electricity to 21,000 homes without power.

Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:42

The Premier League is considering introducing the spray used at the World Cup to mark out the placement of the ball at free-kicks and the position of the defensive wall.

The league is to ask Mike Riley, the head of officiating who was at Brazil 2014, for a report on the spray’s suitability.

While the Premier League is maintaining an open mind, it is unlikely the spray will be used next season even if it receives the green light.

The Premier League will need to examine how much time it may add to a game, how often it would be used, if there is actually a need for it due to an encroachment issue at free-kicks, and what referees think of it.

In Brazil the spray proved a success in keeping walls the standard 10 yards from the ball at free-kicks and also added some colour and humour. During Holland’s 5-1 defeat of Spain in their opening match of Group B, Bruno Martins Indi appeared unhappy when the referee sprayed his boots accidentally.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 13:41

Documents show Chilean supporters of the Third Reich received paramilitary training and sent information to Germany during the second world war.

Chilean police have released archive documents relating to investigations during the second world war that uncovered how Nazi supporters in the country supplyed information to the Third Reich and planned to bomb mines in Chile.

Friday, 23 June 2017 14:00

The Lickan Antay (Atacamenian) culture with its 12,000 years of history has persisted in the oases, valleys and gorges of the foothills of the Andes mountain chain. Surviving in one of the most inhospitable areas of the world they have managed to guard a fantastic treasure, their ancestral culture.

Friday, 23 June 2017 13:59

Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile's modern capital is a straw hut that's a sign of growing respect for the Andean country's long-disdained indigenous past.

Ailing patients, many referred by a hospital across the street, line up to see the Mapuche herbalist inside as part of a government initiative to incorporate pre-Hispanic knowledge into Chile's public health system.

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