Remember the Chilean Miners? You do: hard hats and designer sunglasses? The inevitable film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro? Now you remember.
No surprise that sales of Chilean Wine rocketed in the aftermath of that story: I myself was guilty of selling Chilean Wine at 10% discount for an hour the weekend after they were lifted out the mine.
The trick with Chile is to spend a quid more than you would normally - some of the wine can be dull and some can be ditchwater, but when they get it right it's excellent.
Chile is an interesting place to grow grapes too - a cigar shape of a country, relying on water coming off the ice on the mountains for irrigation. Global warming is playing havoc with that so its good that this global news has pushed up sales for the winemakers.