MOVI – Chilean Wine In Motion (Preview)

“In some ways MOVI answers the call of what the world is looking for in wine today.” – Your’s turly waxes poetic about MOVI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydIiTww1jXE

Read about Garage in En Route on Air Canada this month

  … a quiet street lined with cascading bougainvilleas in Santiago’s Providencia neighbourhood, you wouldn’t guess there’s a revolution under way. But from his home, Canadian ex-pat Derek Mossman Knapp is busy shaking up the wine scene – one terroir-driven bottle at a time…   … a cooler full of wine bottles waiting to be…

The Best of Southernmost South America – article

Wayne Bernardson In March, just before returning to California, I had a chance to visit Derek at the Caliboro vineyards, in the Maule region, where he harvests and processes the grapes for their old-vine Carignan – a rejuvenated sensation in the industry. Recently, he responded to a series of email questions I sent him on…

MOVI stars and VIGNO hits from Chile

by Richard Hemming 4 Jancis Robinson . com MOVI and VIGNO are acronyms for two winemaking movements in Chile, spearheaded by the 2010 Geoffrey Robert’s Award winner, Derek Mossman Knapp. A self-described ‘pushy Canadian from Maule’, Knapp is indefatigably devoted to his cause of championing the lesser known face of Chilean wine. MOVI represents a…

Jancis Robinson Writes about VIGNO in FT

” Then came the Movi movement, a grouping of ambitious small-scale wine producers dotted around the country who realised, in 2009, that by joining together and singing the praises of small companies versus big, they could create much more noise than by operating independently. And now we have another much more geographically and varietally specific…

Josh Raynolds speaks about MOVI and tastes Garage x 3

a growing number of small producers has been emboldened to produce wines on what would have been considered an untenably small scale just a few years ago. Many of these “garage” wineries are part of a new trade group known as MOVI (Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes; www.movi.cl/), and, in finding international distribution, they have overcome the stereotype of Chilean wine being large-scale and commercial

1 Wine Dude comes over to ours for a full-MOVI

A true delight this week to have had Joe Roberts a.k.a. 1 Wine Dude blogger pioneer and Mike Dunne of California stop over to our’s for dinner and full-MOVI tasting during their recent visit to Chile. ( terrific blog see here ) What struck me most reflecting back on three hours of tasting and discussion…

English critic gives top-twenty [of Chile] honours to GWCo. Carignan

A group of British critics were recently in Chile on a special visit looking for the fringes, the radical and the off-the beaten [supermarket] wine path. The group included Tim Atkin MW, Anthony Rose, Peter McCombie MW, Nigel Barden of the BBC and Karen Sutton from the UK Wines of Chile office. It was a…