Chile travel 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 [...]

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 [...]

New Review of Patagonia Camp in Chile

Our man on the scene in Chile, Jimmy Langman, got a chance to check out Patagonia Camp, an interesting resort we’re glad to add to our review collection of luxury hotels in Chile. As with the luxury safari “camps” in Africa, this is no bare-bones facility where you’re going to be freezing at night and [...]

Skiing in Our Summer: Argentina and Chile

Sure, ski season is just getting going in the U.S. and Canada, but if you’re planning a vacation for when it’s summer in the northern hemisphere, you can still do a ski trip—in Argentina or Chile. When we go into shorts and flip-flops mode, they’re pulling out the skiwear to shush down the slopes in [...]

National Geographic’s Take on Coastal Regions in Latin America

How are Latin America’s coastal regions faring? I was one of the panelists trying to answer this question in National Geographic’s annual Geotourism survey. As usual, some places got failing grades (like Louisiana after the BP oil spill), while ironically oil-rich Norway scored the highest. In general cool climate places to better: fewer people are [...]