My first encounter with Montes was when I noticed my local wine guys sold a handy half-size bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc and I just didn’t fancy opening a whole bottle that night. 304 more words
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Aussies have been travelling to Chile for a long time for business and pleasure. However, if its your first go at visiting Latin America, here are a few things to note. 357 more words
As I write this post, Byron and I are flying south to join Amael and our crew for the 2017 harvest. This is Byron’s and my fifteenth vintage making handcrafted wines on our family’s century-old farm in Chile’s Casablanca Valley. 682 more words
After WWII, Chilean wine production declined dramatically, and the Chilean exports were reduced to a few large producers.
However in the 1980s, there were changes in the government’s economic policies and a renewed interest from international wine makers, which started a resurgence of the wine industry in Chile. 178 more words
Black black black impenetrable black thick vibrant stuff with thin ruby edges and heavy sediment. Big burnt tire, ripe candied fruit, dusty beautiful velvet wilted rose and pistachio fruit all crammed into something so concentrated, so sharp, so beautiful… and yet: teetering on oxidized, could this be slightly over-the-hill? 178 more words