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Toast Chilean Wine Day with a glass of País wine

Toast Chilean Wine Day with a glass of País wine

4 September is Chilean National Wine Day and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of País wine, the country’s most traditional variety? This is the easy-to-grow, drought-resistant grape variety that centuries ago the Spanish missionaries took with them to new countries to ensure they had wine to celebrate Mass. In the…

Weekend wine: Huaso de Sauzal Garnacha 2013

Weekend wine: Huaso de Sauzal Garnacha 2013

It was such a lovely surprise that I had to share this wine with you. Grenache (Garnacha in Spanish) wines generally come from hot places like Spain, the Rhône and Australia. They can be high in alcohol, rather short on acidity and, as this is a thin-skinned variety, light on colour and tannins. All-in-all, there…