Chilean wine 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 [...]

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 [...]

Review of Casa Higueras Hotel in Valparaiso, Chile

While I was touring the many wine districts outside of Santiago, Chile, I was fortunate/unfortunate to spend a night in Valparaíso. The unfortunate part was I only had a night and a morning to explore the area. I definitely want to get back there another time to aimlessly wander the hillside neighborhoods and explore by [...]