Wine Archive

3 Great Chile Chardonnay Choices for Under $20

Recently when I was traveling in Europe, two wine lovers said to me, in rather hushed tones so nobody would overhear, that they thought wine from Chile was “an amazing value.” Word has definitely gotten out, even on a continent that’s already flooded with wine. Last month I did a post on 5 excellent Sauvignon [...]

Exquisite Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from Chile

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a virtual wine tasting set up by Wines of Chile to sample eight different white wines from Chile’s coastal regions. Most of Chile is a coastal region, of course, with no point in that skinny country too far from the ocean. The result is a geography [...]

Can a Travel App Replace a Guidebook?

I’ve traveled with and reviewed a few iPhone apps on here before. Luxury Latin America contributor Zora O’Neill has out one called Cool Cancun & Isla Mujeres (here’s my review) and contributor Christopher Baker has out one for Costa Rica. These were both published by a company called Sutro Media and that’s also the case [...]

A Country Estate Alternative in Puerto Varas, Chile

We’ve just posted a review of Quincho Country Home, an intimate, high-service inn just outside of Puerto Varas, Chile. If you’re planning to spend some time in this lake district of Patagonia, we’d recommend this one over our only other featured hotel there, Hotel Patagonico. Our reviewer just stayed in both and found that Patagonico [...]

Carmenere From Chile, Take 2

I recently did a post on a pairing of Carmenere wine with curry, a seemingly odd combination that worked much better than expected. I highlighted which of the eight bottles went over the best from a collection of what Chile is trying to make a household name in wine. I didn’t truly understand how new [...]

Drinking Chilean Carmenere with…Curry?

I got to sample a good bit of Carmenere wine when I went on a tour of Chile’s wine districts a while back. There wasn’t much side-by-side tasting from different wineries then though, so I was excited when Wines of Chile offered to send a sampling kit of different Carmenere wines (technically Carménère with the [...]