Tuesday January 21, 2020

The Chilean wine revolution continues

Chile is a leader in wine imports into Ireland, with two and a half million cases arriving here last year

3rd November, 2019
Chilean winemakers plan to maintain their mass market appeal while evolving their fine wine reputation with new native grape varietals

In 2000, Chile was Ireland’s third-largest source of wine with almost 669,000 cases imported from the South American country. That represented 14.9 per cent of all wine imported that year. In 2000, the top source of wine for Ireland by a vast margin was France, with 23 per cent of the market, followed by Australia on 16.7 per cent.

In the intervening 19 years, things have been turned on their head. Chile is now the number one import source...

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