Wine: Old meets new in a Chilean Burgundy

Top Australian winemaker Brian Croser is applying his knowledge of terroir to Chile, writes Tomás Clancy.

29th January, 2012
Wine: Old meets new in a Chilean Burgundy
Casablanca Valley in Chile. Photo: Cath Lowe

Framed by a blinding amber sun in the middle of the English winter, Brian Croser is annoyed. "This really is evidence of global warming at play," the Australian winemaker says, pointing upwards. "I was going to start by saying that if I wasn't here, in the rain, explaining the importance of Chilean and Argentinian wine, I'd be down on my beach, with my family. In the sunshine."

Croser is delivering the keynote address at Santa...

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