Chile travel Archive

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]