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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


A Collection Of Random Stuff Which, By Themselves, Are Too Brief To Be Considered Blog Posts.

The following have been written over the past 1 month. I find that it is easier to write in small paragraphs when inspiration comes, rather than waiting and storing everything in my head, “for later”. 1,134 more words

Its all about Chile.

Inter railing gave me itchy feet. It is true –once you have a taste of travel, you develop a real need to explore and involve yourself in other cultures. 406 more words


[Taipei 台北] Wine Tasting Event at Bellissimo Bistro 向日葵餐廳 Valdivieso Chilean Wines Mushroom Risotto Braise Osso Bucco

Six Varieties of Valdivieso Chilean Wine

Bellissimo Bistro 向日葵餐廳

Address: 台北市和平東路一段141巷7號之2

Phone: 02 2391 9722

Date: 2014/10/18

Price: 1600 NT (dinner included)

Valdivieso Wine Tasting Event… 2,412 more words

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Budget Wine: Frontera Pais Chile 2013

If you are familiar with the history of American wines you’ve heard of the Mission grape. This was the varietal grown by the early California missions that was quickly supplanted when Bordeaux varietals, which made more complex, age worthy wines, became available. 194 more words

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