Damage to Chilean wineries is limited

A press conference has been held today in Santiago de Chile to address the impact of the recent earthquake on the Chilean wine industry. René Merino, President of Vinos de Chile, and Eduardo Silva, of the Corporación Chileno del Vino, stated that wine industry has been affected by the earthquake but it has also been determined that the damage is limited.

They have been able to quantify the total loss of wine and it’s represent approximately 12.5%.
Luckily, they are also happy to report that they have no information about the loss of lives among their workers.

Routine work in the wineries has been for the most part reestablished. Bottling lines and cellars are in generally good working condition. The harvest has begun with few days behind. The harvest should not be affected by the earthquake.

The worst seem to have been avoided. We strengthen our support to Chileans and to the wine industry.

Source and image credit: Wine of Chile

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Guy-Jacques Langevin

Co-founder of Vinivino. His passion for wine started for over a decade. Guy-Jacques followed wine teaching courses from sommelier François Chartier and from the Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ) in addition to attending various wine tasting events. He founded Vinivino with the goal of bringing the wine accessible to everyone.

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