Posts Tagged Chile


The Bicycle Diary


I thought someone was joking when they said that the bikes were waiting for us at Cono Sur.

But, as we rolled up the driveway to the Santa Elisa estate in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, there they were – a row of black, slightly careworn cycles.

I should have clicked, given that Cono Sur’s entry level range of wine is called Bicicleta. (more…)

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Keep Carmenere And Carry On


You could call the arrival of Carmenere in Chile a happy accident.

It was Merlot the Chileans were after, back in the day. Unbeknown to them, they got Carmenere vines as well. (more…)

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Wines I’ve Been Drinking


Many of my friends would avoid German Riesling like the plague because they still think it’s the sickly stuff their parents used to drink in the 70’s. But they are missing a treat, especially when it is as classy as this Riesling from Dönnhoff, one of Germany’s top producers.

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