Miguel Torres

Sparkling wines for the festive season

Sparkling wines for the festive season

It’s that time of year again when we all get into a flurry of Christmas shopping, seasonal cooking and planning for the perfect Christmas and New Year celebrations. Sparkling wine for the festive season features high on the shopping list and there’s an ever bigger range to choose from. So here’s a handy guide…

Fiestas patrias: BBB Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

Fiestas patrias: BBB Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

For anyone looking for a good-value red wine to raise a glass or two to celebrate Chile’s Independence Day on 18 September, here are some suggestions. For this tasting, we deliberately selected BBB Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon wines. (BBB is a much-loved Chilean term denoting “bueno, bonito y barato” – good, attractive and cheap).  All six wines…

Budget Chilean Sparkling Wine Tasting Results

Budget Chilean Sparkling Wine Tasting Results

It’s that cork-popping time of year when many of us choose to celebrate special meals and the arrival of the new year with sparkling wine. We all know that Champagne is cool, of course, while English and Welsh sparkling wines titillate our tastebuds with equal finesse and at a similar cost. Prosecco is an…

Mid-price Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

Mid-price Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

Are you looking for a good-quality, affordable Cabernet Sauvignon? Wondering how to choose from among the barrage of Chilean reds lining the shelves in supermarkets and wine stores?  In preparation for Chile’s national holiday on 18 September, a group of 8 people recently got together to blind taste 6 Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon wines that…

Chilean Wine Day in southern Chile

Chilean Wine Day in southern Chile

Chilean National Wine Day on 4 September is fast approaching and the pace of activities is already picking up. My previous posts have covered some of the events happening in the Colchagua area and in Valparaíso. Here are some of the things going on to celebrate Chilean Wine Day in southern Chile. Tours and…

Beef burgers and a glass of Chilean red

Beef burgers and a glass of Chilean red

Since I discovered just how easy they are to make, I’ve been in search of the perfect beef burger recipe and have experimented with two types: the kind with just meat and seasonings and the kind where you add breadcrumbs or crumbled crackers or savoury biscuits and bind it all together with egg. Both…

A sparkling toast to the weekend

How has your week been? I, for one, am very glad that the weekend is almost here! Spring has arrived in Chile – the sky is blue, the lizards have come out of hibernation, the birds are vocal and the garden is alive with colour.  This photo shows Hazel just soaking up the sunshine in our front yard.…