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Wine Review: 2013 Cono Sur Reserva Especial Pinot Noir

Whenever people ask ‘why blog about the wine you drink?’ I usually answer with a few different answers. First, writing down your tasting notes about wine really challenges you to think and enjoy what you have in the bottle instead of blindly going through bottle after bottle of different wines not challenging your palate. 229 more words


The only choice for Easter Lunch

Easter is just around the corner and, for many, the only possible choice for lunch at this time of year is lamb. I learnt this on a visit to the Greek island of Kythira a while back, where all the local families gathered on a sunny beach, each with their lunch spit-roasting in front of them, generously dousing it at regular intervals with fragrant herbs and tangy olive oil. 241 more words


Budget Wine: Cono Sur Bicicleta Cabernet Sauvignon Valle Central Chile 2013

Chilean Cabernet has a distinctive vegetal/herbal aroma note that ranges from green pepper to eucalyptus and mint. This budget wine tends to the green pepper side of the spectrum although there is plenty of vanilla-encased black cherry and tobacco notes to give the nose some complexity. 61 more words

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Budget Wine: Vinedos Marchigue Panul Carménère Colchagua Valley 2013

As is typical with Carménère, the nose is peculiar but interesting—reticent red berry, subdued by minty, herbal notes and a bit of coffee in the background. 96 more words

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Wine Review: 2013 Historia Verdadera Syrah

It is an exciting time in the wine industry right now. Almost anyone anywhere can order wine online (subject to state regulations) and can get hundred of different varietals from hundreds of different wine regions from thousands of different wineries. 332 more words


A Day at Concha y Toro

A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of visiting one of Latin America’s wine giants. Concha y Toro is located just on the outskirts of Santiago and can be visited without paying a tour company. 412 more words

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Castillero del Diablo Reserva Carménère‎ 2013

More Carménère from Chile!  This one had a lighter flavor profile than the others I’ve had.  Well, the other two.  Ha!

Winemaker:  Castillero del Diablo (by Concha Y Toro) 81 more words