Chilean Wine Appellations 101

August 29, 2013

We have been talking about Chile’s amazing wine diversity for a while now so I thought it was high time to do a short but sweet blog post outlining the major valleys in the Central Valley of Chile. The wine-growing region in Chile extends over 1,000 kilometers from the 30th to 38th latitudes. While certainly […]

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Diversity: Chile’s Wine Buzz Word

January 7, 2013

Imagine this. Twelve dramatically different wine valleys packed into a 1,000 mile north to south mid-section of the country, no more than 100 miles or so wide at any point. Vineyards sit in the piedmont with jagged, snowcapped peaks cutting into the sky. Others rise on gentle, sloping hills with the shimmer of the azure […]

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Four Party Wines for Your Holidays

December 9, 2011

You guys have been writing a lot to ask which South American wines I recommend for parties, big and small, since they pack such a value-driven punch and a lot of bang for your buck. Now that we are officially knee-deep in the holiday season, here are a few “must haves” from US$10-15 per bottle […]

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Carpaccio with Cranberry Bean Salad & Carmenere

November 21, 2011

As Thanksgiving descends upon the masses up north, I want to share a short cooking and wine pairing video to give you some ideas that could easily become the first course spread. Yes, it is 90% do ahead. Important when you’re hosting a house full of hungry friends and family and need the oven for […]

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Top Ten Reasons We Love Chile

June 16, 2011

1. Wild Geography: Let’s face it, Chile has wild geography. It lays like a noodle along South America’s southern Pacific coast spanning over 39 latitudes. If you were to fly from Arica to Punta Arenas, that’s akin to going from Boston to LA in the US. However, when flying North to South in Chile, you […]

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Grilled Lamb Burgers with Avocado Mayo

May 23, 2011

[vimeo 24119556 w=400 h=225] Summer is just around the corner in much of the US (cold, rainy weather just a detail) and grilling seems to be synonymous with warm weather. This coming weekend, Memorial Day, officially inaugurates the picnic and barbeque season. Ahh, the smells of charcoal and seared meat fill the air. If you […]

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