Wine Archive

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 […]

Algodon Wine & Golf Estate near San Rafael, Argentina

When most people think of Mendoza, Argentina, they think of the city itself and the surrounding vineyards. Mendoza is actually the name of the whole province too, however, and it’s a very large one. The grape clusters spread far beyond the capital and to San Rafael, 240 kilometers away. There you’ll find Algodon Wine Estate […]

Vineyard Real Estate Developments in Mendoza, Argentina

Way back in 2008, Luxury Latin America kicked off the real estate coverage with a story on buying a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. We interviewed a local expert on the subject, David English, who runs a consulting firm for groups and individuals who want to buy the right way—instead of learning through costly mistakes. David […]

Two Great Boutique Hotels in Buenos Aires

It seems like every month or two we get a press release about some new Buenos Aires boutique hotel that has been featured in a magazine’s “hot list” or “it list” some other accolade of trendiness. Very few of these hotels are as good in practice as they are through a magazine photographer’s eyes. I’m […]

A Wine Lover’s Honeymoon in Chile

Sure, you could spend a week going back and forth from your resort’s bedroom to the beach chair, but how about a more interesting honeymoon? Or second honeymoon? Wines of Chile and Enotour have just set up a Romantic Honeymoon Adventure tour in Chile. It takes in Santiago, Valparaiso, and lots of wine valleys in […]