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Chilean Wine Day in Valparaíso Region

Chilean Wine Day in Valparaíso Region

Raise your glass because 4 September is Chilean National Wine Day and there are events all over Chile to celebrate. Here are some of the activities taking place in the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys. Tastings in Casablanca The Cafetería Entre Cepas on the main square in Casablanca (Plaza de Armas) is opening its doors…

5 reasons for rediscovering Chardonnay

5 reasons for rediscovering Chardonnay

Not a fan of Chardonnay? Tried it a couple of times and found it not to your taste? I’d like to suggest giving this chameleon grape a second look, so here are 5 reasons for rediscovering Chardonnay. 1) There’s a style to suit everyone. Like your wine dry and fruity with crisp acidity? Perhaps with…

Casablanca winery visits: Kingston

Casablanca winery visits: Kingston

Welcome to the fourth in my series of Casablanca winery visits: Kingston Family Vineyards is a boutique winery, part of a farm which has been owned and run by the American-Chilean Kingston family for over a century.  The winery ranks highly on Tripadvisor and it’s easy to see why, with friendly, knowledgeable staff with…

Anyone for Chilean Pinot Noir?

Anyone for Chilean Pinot Noir?

Boring and one-dimensional or sublime and velvety?  I have a confession to make: I used to think that Pinot Noir was dull; a strawberry-scented, flabby drink for lightweight wine consumers. I had to think again when I realised that some people really rave about it and that, in fact, it is used to make some of…