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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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Concha y Toro Winery

As a massive wine lover, I wanted to visit at least one winery on my travels, so we decided to visit Concha y Toro as it was the only one accessible by public transport from Santiago. 610 more words


Budget Wine: Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Chile 2013

Chile’s 5th largest producer makes some iconic wines at the premium level. This Cab is their entry level, supermarket wine.

Ripe red fruit, dense and a bit stewed, with some mushroom, green stemmy notes and and iron filings on the nose. 140 more words

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CHILE: A Winemaker's Paradise

The 16th Century Spanish colonization of Chile brought with it the inoculation of vitis vinifera by the invading power. What likely began as an attempt to cultivate and culture a land that was perceived as virgin, primordial, and Dark, the Spanish soon discovered Chile’s uniquely expressive… 949 more words


Have a Drink: Cono Sur Pinot Noir

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir | Relampago’s Rating:

This week’s entry isn’t coming from a wine snob, but for those who enjoy red wine (and a cigar… mmmm) there’s a quality entry from Chile available in almost every grocery store that stocks wine. 354 more words

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