RKS Wine: Drink Chile Toronto 2022: Where is Chile Heading?

After an almost three-year hiatus from in person wine exhibitions it was to Drink Chile 2022 Toronto at the Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto. I was in with the media at 1-4 and the general public followed from 6:30-9:00. It was sponsored by Wines of Chile and Prochile.

So where does Chile think it is heading? Aurelio Montes President of Vinos de Chile gave attendees some points to consider:

  • Wines of Chile launched the Sustainability Program for Chilean Wine in 2020. 79 wineries have joined the programme representing over 80% of fine wine exports
  • Regionality is the key to Chile’s stylistic development with winemakers striving to reflect the different terroirs Chile can offer especially in the cooler coastal areas and those in the Andean foothills
  • The diversity of Chilean wine stems from the country’s geography and unique climate
  • Chile has the ambition to be the number one producer of certified sustainable wines from the New World
  • The Province of Ontario is Canada’s largest market for Chilean wine representing over 40% of national Chilean sales meaning sales of $96 million and making Chile the 6th most important importing country in market share in Ontario.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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