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Artistic shades of pink: rosé wine

Artistic shades of pink: rosé wine

Given how versatile it is, it’s surprising that we don’t pay more attention to rosé wine. Perhaps prejudice makes us see rosé wine as less serious than white or red wine? Or maybe it’s because we’ve all, at some time or other, tried one of those awful cloyingly sweet, sickly pink beverages and decided rosé wine…

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Results

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Results

Not for nothing is Sauvignon Blanc one of the world’s favourite white wine varieties. For many people this aromatic wine with its zesty acidity is the drink of choice to accompany salads, fish and shellfish dishes or as an appetizer. And let’s face it, what could be more refreshing than watching the sun go…

Biodynamic & organic Chilean wine guide

Biodynamic & organic Chilean wine guide

Check out my free, downloadable guide to sustainable winemaking in Chile, featuring details of Chilean organic and biodynamic wineries and why they have opted for environmentally friendly winemaking. Cristóbal Undurraga of Viña Koyle in Alto Colchagua, for instance,  argues that not only is biodynamic viticulture good for the environment, but it also makes sound commercial…

Koyle wine tasting at Vinoteca

Koyle wine tasting at Vinoteca

Many Chilean winemakers may be hailing 2016 as a difficult year, but biodynamic winemaker Cristóbal Undurraga says it’s been a good year at Koyle. He believes that when plants and their environment are in balance, they cope well with whatever conditions nature may bring. Last week Cristóbal presented some of his wines, including the latest…

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…