Eduardo Brethauer is a journalist, writer and traveler. Author of the hilarious wine guide Vinos con Cuento. Owner and Wine Editor of Vitis Magazine. Member of the Circle of Wine Writers, La Commenda Major de Rosselló and Círculo de Cronistas Gastronómicos y de Vino de Chile. Founder of Vignadores de Carignan, a unique association of producers that reinvented a viticultural tradition of 5 centuries in Maule Valley. He doesn’t believe in scores. “They’re fuckin’ stupid”, claims. He and his brilliant collaborators are always seeking for character and identity. Their goal is to rescue and put in value wines, spirits and food treasures from forgotten corners of the world.
In most of the European regions, the vintners are bound.
Regulatory councils decide which strains to grow and how many kilos per hectare to produce,
if they can irrigate, add sugar for fermentation
or the time that wines must remain in casks.
In Chile some kick for more demanding standards
to protect the quality of their wines, but immediately they regret it.