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 [...]