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If Chile Had a Margaux, This Might Be It!

François Lurton’s Gran Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Lolol Valley, Chile. 14.5% ABV, $35 list, currently $35-45 street.

I would never have tried this wine but it was suggested to me over and over from various vendors who know what I like, and that I prefer to buy wines in the under $20 for my readers but my personal preferences run higher. 299 more words

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The Atacama Desert

I shivered in those solitudes

when I heard the voice

of the salt in the desert.

- Pablo Neruda 281 more words


Let's Talk Turkey

In this, the second of Bristol Wine Blog’s guides to buying wines to drink over the festive season, I’ll concentrate on what to choose to go with the turkey. 291 more words


Tasting the New Frontier of Chilean Wine with MOVI Chile

Lately, I’ve heard rumblings through the drinks media that a new breed of Chilean winemakers have been fighting to disabuse us all (consumers, trade, and journalists) of the notion that wine from this slender, rugged South American country is innocuous juice produced from a few grapes, in a few regions, by several large-scale producers for the mainstream, value-oriented market (or premium Cabernet, red blend consumer). 1,110 more words


Pirca Vina Marty Carmenere

Wine: Pirca Vina Marty Carmenere

Producer: Pirca

Region: Central Valley

Grape: Carmenere

Vintage: 2010

Alcohol: 14%

Price: $16.95 ca

Appearance: Deep purple with a youthful, deep ruby rim. 140 more words

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A Spicy Problem

Lamb Tagine for dinner – delicious! But choosing a wine to go with it is not so easy.

There must be hundreds of recipes for a tagine, a North African dish named after the cooking pot in which it was traditionally made, but the one we were using cooked the lamb slowly in a rich sauce flavoured with fresh ginger, cumin, a hint of chilli, cinnamon and prunes, so some definite spiciness for the wine to cope with, but also plenty of sweetness. 230 more words


Wine Review: 2013 Oveja Negra Chardonnay/Viognier

Previously, I reviewed the Oveja Negra Cabernet Franc/Camenere which I was a little under impressed by. It was too late and I had bought a different bottle of theirs to try at the same time. 240 more words