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No Debating the Value- Chilean Monday Wines

Let me preface by saying that I loathe this election cycle. I am not an overly political person. I can usually see pros and cons to each candidate, try to understand people’s differing point of view. 501 more words

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Chilean wine with Italian Style

Carole Dobbler dropped by today with Giorgio Flessati, the wine maker at Vina Falernia, Chile. Falernia have some of the highest vineyards in Chile

Giorgio is from Italy and he brings a real Italian flare to his Elqui Valley wines. 250 more words

Wine Tasting, Learning About Wine

Another Sauvignon

We’re all familiar with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, but there are a number of other grape varieties with the word ‘Sauvignon’, or something very similar, in their names: 305 more words


Wine appreciation steadily rises in the Philippines

Local consumers are starting to shift to wine, as indicated by over 40% increase in consumption of the beverage in 2015. According to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), although beer is still the top favorite liquor in the country, wine (particularly the red variety) has been gaining more following in the “sin” market. 347 more words

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Carmenere - a uniquely Chilean wine

The history of Carménere is very special. Recognized as the most complex of grapes when it comes to achieving its maturity, this is because it suffered more than any strain from the effects of the phylloxera plague, which affected wine grapes in Europe between 1860 and 1870, and France in particular, where this strain comes from. 45 more words

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The Weekly Wine is Back

“The Weekly Wine” feature has been gone a while mostly because I didn’t want to turn it into “The Weekly Whine”. Politics has played a part, a general lack of congeniality in some wine circles as well as the world, but also there hasn’t been a lot of really nice consumer priced wines being released. 242 more words


Vistamar's "Brisa" Carmenere review

Vistamar’s “Brisa” Carmenere review (13% ABV)

I recently tried Vistamar’s “Brisa” Carmenere and had mixed feelings about it. Vistamar winery is located in Chile and Carmenere is traditionally made in Bordeaux, France so my hope was that I would get a tasty French-style wine at a reasonable price (I got this bottle for just over $7). 131 more words

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