Chilean wine Archive

Chile’s Wine Country by Day, Santiago by Night

There are not a whole lot of spots in the world where you can base yourself in a major capital city and then go tour a different wine region each day. It’s easy in Chile, however, since most of the premier wine valleys are only an hour or two’s drive from Santiago. We just posted […]

Organic Wine from Chile That Is Worth Drinking

When I first tried a sampling of organic wine from California about a decade ago, it was all downright awful. At that time I felt like “Two Buck Chuck” from Trader Joe’s was a better option—at a fraction of the price. A few years ago I tried again, this time with a range of organic […]

Creating Your Own Custom Wine Blend at Undurraga in Chile

I just spent a week checking out the Wines of Chile in areas that are not far from Santiago. Part of the experience—which you can book yourself with a group or on the right wine tour—was a wine blending session at the Undurraga vineyard in Talagante, in the Maipo Valley. After touring the facilities and […]

Dinner at the Aubrey (Pasta E Vino)

This past week I’ve been touring some of Chile’s wine regions and had the pleasure of spending my first night at the lovely Hotel Aubrey in Santiago. This is a 20-room boutique hotel in a walkable nightlife district near the mountains and the gondola ride that will take you up for a good city view. […]

Where It’s Safe to Travel in Chile After the Earthquake

Wendy Perrin of Condé Nast Traveler has a good rundown on how the massive earthquake in Chile has affected various areas of the country. Figuring out the geography of a foreign land is always difficult, but with Chile being as long and skinny as it is, most of us have no clue which parts are […]

Chile’s Concha y Toro Now World’s #8 Winemaker

As reported by Mercopress, Chile’s Concha y Toro exported 26.6 million cases of wine in 2009, making the winemaker the eighth largest producer in the world. The company exports to over 130 countries worldwide and hold 7,000 hectares of vines across Chile and Argentina. The United Kingdom is the brand’s biggest market, consuming nearly 30% […]