Posted: March 3, 2010 By James Molesworth
Posted: March 2, 2010 By James Molesworth
Derek Mossman Knapp, a native of Canada, has lived in Chile for the past 20 years. During his last 10 years in Chile, Mossman Knapp, 45, has made wine, working as founder and head of Garage Wine Co. and as a member of Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes (MOVI) a small group of independent wine growers that include Viña La Reserva de Caliboro, Flaherty, Agricola La Viña and others. Here is his firsthand account of his experience following the earthquake that struck southern Chile on Saturday morning.
Posted: March 1, 2010 By James Molesworth
Posted: February 28, 2010 By James Molesworth
We're all saddened to hear of the hundreds of people killed and millions more displaced by the magnitude-8.8 earthquake that hit Chile early on Saturday morning. My blog will focus on the serious effect the quake has had on the Chilean wine industry, an important part of the country's economy. I've heard from many vintners in Chile, though there are many more that I am waiting to hear from.
Initial reports are not good, with many wineries reporting broken tanks and millions of liters of wine lost. Apparently many wineries located in the southern valleys of Curicó and Maule were hit hard, but wineries north in Colchagua and Maipo were not spared. Power is down as well, which means wineries that were about to begin harvesting their white varieties are now stuck with grapes on the vines. Cellular networks are disrupted as is Internet and e-mail, so communication is still difficult.
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