Wine Archive

New Palacio Astoreca Boutique Hotel in Valparaiso, Chile

With the opening of new Palacio Astoreca, luxury travelers have another luxury hotel option in Chile’s port city near several wine-producing regions. Valparaiso has long been a popular destination for those traveling in Chile, but it’s also been lacking in high-end places to spend the night. Astoreca changes all that and let’s hope it’s the [...]

Undurraga is Winery of the Year in Chile

A few years back when I researched this wine tours near Santiago story, I had the pleasure of visiting Undurraga winery in the Maipo Valley of Chile. We tasted great wine, we blended some ourselves, and topped it off with some excellent pairings at lunch. Wines of Chile, the organization responsible for promoting Chilean wine, [...]

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 [...]