At VSPT Wine Group responsible consumption is defined as a standard 100ml wine glass which can be metabolized by an adult in one hour. This can vary from one person to another as it depends on many factors. Therefore to be a responsible consumer we should:
We introduce you to a few of the initiatives VSPT Wine Group has implemented to increase awareness about responsible wine consumption.
I am of legal age.
I am not pregnant or in the breastfeeding period.
I do not drink and drive.
I drink to relax and enjoy, not to avoid problems.
I know how much one unit of alcohol is.
When I drink, I eat food periodically and I keep hydrated with water.
I know my limits and do not submit to social pressures.
I incentivize self-control to those who consume alcohol excessively.
The service temperature of white wine should be between 7 and 13°C.
The service temperature for red wine should be between 15 and 18°C.
The service temperature for sparkling wine should be between 6 and 10°C.
The service temperature for rosé wine should be between 10 and 13°C.
To store a bottle of wine it should be placed horizontally in a dark place free from movement, at a constant temperature of between 10 and 15°C.
Chilean legislation recognizes the terms Reserva, Reserva Especial, Reserva Privado and Gran Reserva. Even though its legal definition is ambiguous, wineries tend to use the terms to differentiate their different quality levels, independent of barrel use.
The three most popular grapes for making champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
A decanter is very good for aerating wine, allowing it to release more aromas and flavors. It is useful for red wines or wines which have been aged longer or have sediment.
Among red grapes Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec and others stand out.
Among white grapes Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscatel, Gewürztraminer and others stand out.
D.O. means Designation of Origin and communicates the region or area where the grapes used for the wine originate.
The French concept “terroir” is the combined effect of soil, climate and vineyard practices on the wine, by mankind and tradition.
The main viticultural valleys in Chile are located from the Coquimbo Region with the Copiapó and Huasco Valley to the Austral Region with the Cautín and Osorno Valley.
Alcoholic fermentation is the process by which yeasts transform grape sugars into alcohol, releasing CO2 and obtaining wine.
Late Harvest wines use overripe grapes which have a greater sugar concentration, followed by the normal vinification process.
In Chile, we have a blessed climate for wine production: a Mediterranean climate.
Pairing is the combination of food and wine which, according to the properties of each, interact best on the palate.
When serving wine it is custom to serve a glass up to 1/3 full.
Once a bottle of wine is opened, it can be stored for 2 to 3 days if well sealed and refrigerated.