Chile toasts wine successThis article was originally published in Foodnews
FINE Chilean wine exports saw an increase of 13% in value for the first two months of 2011, reaching USD181.8 million, says the Office of Agricultural Research and Policy (ODEPA). The average price of the wine was USD3.27 per litre, up 5.1% on the same period of last year. Volume also witnessed an increase, rising 7.4% to 55.6 million litres. The leading markets for these wines during this period were the UK with 15.8% of the total, the US (15%), the Netherlands (5.9%), Japan (5.9%), Canada (5.5%), Brazil (4.9%), China (4%), Russia (3.9%), Germany (3.4%) and Denmark (3.3%).