How Chilean wine could break through

Montage of images from Chile's Cutting Edge tasting in London early 2020

Alistair Cooper MW has long specialised in Chilean wine. Below he monitors progress and despairs at a lack of co-operation.

Chilean wine has been trying to break through into the limelight for quite some time. Slowly it has been shuffling forwards, and I hope that the decisive final step is imminent – as it certainly ought to be. 

In February, Wines of Chile (in conjunction with The Drinks Business) put together a tasting in London entitled Cutting-Edge Chile. The wines shown were a combination of new releases and others from more ‘boutique’ producers. There were certainly some excellent wines...