Colchagua Valley

Soccer, Wine & Killer Pasta in Apalta

September 16, 2014

In late June, we decided to ditch the smoggy air in Santiago and head south to the clean breezes of the Colchagua Valley for one of our last (adult) weekends as a couple Little One’s due date arrived. That Saturday in Colchagua was cold but clear, typical of central Mediterranean Chile in winter. We made […]

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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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My Top Picks for Chilean Benchmark Cabs

July 25, 2012

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon is, quite frankly, a rock star grape here. This late-ripening grape was brought from France in the mid-1800s, and quickly adapted to the Mediterranean climate, flourishing in vineyards in the Central Valley like the Maipo, Cachapoal, and Colchagua. The climate here has all the right makings for serious Cabernet–on par with the […]

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Culinary Icons: Coyam & Chilean Corn Pie (Video)

July 11, 2011

[vimeo 26268769 w=400 h=225] Oh sigh. Summer nostalgia has officially hit. I know many of you are indulging in the sweet tastes of summer. Nothing says summer for me like sweet corn. Growing up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, I remember pulling off the road into farm stands where our Amish neighbors would sell recently picked […]

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Reinventing Its “Heritage”: Santa Carolina

March 25, 2011

One of the lesser known classic wineries in Chile, alongside heavy hitting names like Concha y Toro, Cousiño Macul, and Santa Rita, Santa Carolina is celebrating 135 years as a winery and has made a major transformation in its product.

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