Dominican Republic and Chile Strengthen Relations, With Rum and Wine


Above: Ron Brugal is becoming increasingly popular in Chile

By the Caribbean Journal staff

With Ron Brugal and Santa Ema wine, the Dominican Republic and Chile discussed the increased trade and economic interaction between the two countries in a ceremony Wednesday night.

Chile said it is open to accepting quality products from around the world, noting the recent success of the Dominican Republic’s Ron Brugal Ron Barcelo and Presidente beer, particularly among the country’s 20-to 30-year-old population.

Chilean Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Manuel Hinojosa Muñoz invited journalists and others to taste the new release of Santa Ema from its winery in Chile’s Maipo valley at the Chilean Embassy in Santo Domingo.

Santa Ema is currently sold in 30 countries.

Hinojosa said that relations between the Dominican Republic and Chile are growing every day, as is the flow of Chilean citizens becoming aware of the Dominican Republic.

Chile has been increasing its interaction with the wider Caribbean region of late; President Sebastian Piñera attended the recent CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Paramaribo last week.

In February, the two sides held their second CARICOM-Chile Joint Commission in Santiago, focusing on issues including renewable energy, agriculture and health.


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