Apaltagua

Get set for Carménère Day

Get set for Carménère Day

This Monday, 23 November, is Carménère Day, which sounds like a great excuse for a party! So why not get ahead and celebrate the weekend with a glass or two of this very quaffable red? This deep-coloured red wine pairs well with any red meat dish, including casseroles and barbecues, as well as spicy food, like…

Pizza and Chilean Carménère wine

Pizza and Chilean Carménère wine

  Do you find that by the time Friday comes around, you are ready for some comfort food? Here is an easy solution for those with a breadmaker machine. This is neither pizza nor bread but somewhere inbetween. It’s delicious served as plain bread or smothered in ingredients and served pizza-style. Ingredients 1.5 cups…

Chilean chips and sparkling wine

Chilean chips and sparkling wine

Feel like it’s time to relax and let the worries of the week wash away with good conversation, good wine and good food? Here is a nice, easy recipe if you are looking for inspiration. I love to use the fabulous purple, blue and stripey potatoes from Chiloé, an island just off the coast…

Apaltagua wine tasting

Winemaker Pablo Barros presented some Apaltagua’s wines at Vinoteca in July 2015. Costera Extra Brut sparkling wine, Leyda Valley Interesting and delightfully refreshing; an affordable sparkling wine made using the in-bottle fermentation method. Nice salinity thanks to the coastal origin of the grapes. Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2014, San Antonio Nice, chewy Sauvignon Blanc with crisp,…