Cabernet Franc wine

Tasting French wine – Loire Cabernet Franc

Tasting French wine – Loire Cabernet Franc

It ranks 17th in the world in terms of number of hectares planted and yet it barely registers as an option when people are deciding what red wine to buy. Why is this? Perhaps it’s just less flashy than its flashier offspring, the deeper coloured Cabernet Sauvignon, and more structured than the soft, plummy Merlot,…

Casablanca winery visits: Loma Larga

Casablanca winery visits: Loma Larga

Welcome to the third in my series of Casablanca winery visits: Loma Larga is the boutique winery which pioneered red wines in an area where the main focus is on whites so this is one of the best places in Casablanca to taste Chilean cool climate Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec, as well as the varieties more usual in this area,…

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…