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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Wine During Pregnancy

April 2, 2014

If you drink alcohol while pregnant, people often feel free to judge you. This topic has become a very relevant theme for me now that I am 24 weeks (six months) pregnant, given that my profession revolves around travel, food, and wine in South America. The morning I found out I was expecting, while on […]

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A Few Things I Have Learned from Chilean Culture

January 20, 2014

Every January, I mark off another year on my expat calendar calling Chile, and South America, home. While I certainly am fortunate to spend a lot of time throughout the year in Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay, for thirteen years (yes that’s 1-3), Chile has been home. Certainly a lot of the local customs have rubbed […]

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Sun & Wine Salutations This Winter in Chile

August 1, 2012

Love yoga? Love wine? Love Nature? We do. If you find it hard to get back into your fitness and healthy eating routine post holidays, we have some inspiration for you. January may be cold and dreary, but it’s summer in Chile! Break out of the winter slump in 2013 to come to South America […]

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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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Barrel Me Over

November 7, 2011

How often do I hear our clients, when putting together an itinerary, say “All we need is the wine tasting. We don’t need to see a bunch of barrels.” I try to hide my dismay. Then I gently persuade them that understanding the use of barrels, usually tempting them with a horizontal (barrel) tasting, will […]

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