Archive for the ‘Chile’ Category

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Halloween’s Devilishly Delicious Cab ~ 2016 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile

This bottle of wine has been worth saving, since it arrived in September. The 2016 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile had Halloween written all over it, right? A reliably tasty wine from Casillero del Diablo, this is something you can bank on as a great value. I don’t care what grape variety […]

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Wines of the Week ~ For The Solar Eclipse ~ Concha y Toro Frontera After Midnight and Moonlight

[Image from Navicore] On August 12, my husband and I went outside, pulled up the lawn chairs, got under our blankets, and watched the night sky. We were hoping that the meteor shower would be spectacular. It didn’t disappoint, with one brilliant, gigantic streak that had entered our atmosphere and shot across the sky in […]

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Wines of the Week, from Casillero del Diablo from Chile

A Red and a White, under Blue skies… What more can we ask of summer? Good wine, you say? Yeah, I’m with you on that one. RED: 2016 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Merlot WHITE: 2016 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay Under blue skies…   2016 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Merlot, Chile A classic, New World-styled […]

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Marqués de Casa Concha – From the Home of South America’s Power House Wine Producer

In my humble opinion, wines that come from the Concha y Toro Power House are incredible wines for the price that you’re going to pay for them. I’ll never waver in that belief, after tasting them one-by-one, for the last five years. If you get to know this producer, too, most especially since they’re distributed […]

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One South American Company + Three Unique Malbecs = What Established Three Different Prices

Wines of the Week It’s pretty interesting when one starts a wine business. I’ve taken more than a few people through this process. First the owners have a few bottles to sell (between 200 to 500 cases). The price is set and off they go. As they grow, they’ve got this and that they need […]

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Roses to Write Home About

éé Wines of the Week Rosés, our most delicious wines for the spring and the summer season ahead, I love them… True confession: It wasn’t until I tasted Sutter Home’s White Zin that I finally got wine. Had I not been trying to love Merlots as my entry wine, I wouldn’t have needed something with […]

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Thanksgiving Wines ~ What Our Immigrant Forefather Would Have Brought, If Only…

If you’re of Native American descent, your forefathers arrived first on the North American continent. Once the Bering Strait had waters receding, people migrated from both Asia and Northeastern Europe. Who were the first ancient settlers to arrive and cultivate California, for instance?  The Central Pomo people, who immigrated to California more than 8,000 years […]

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Wines of the Week ~ Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Series

[Image from the Concha y Toro collection] From Concha y Toro’s Fine Wine Collection; the top of this line ~ The Gran Reserva Serie Riberas. The winemaker for this series is Mario Miranda, who has a degree in Agricultural Engineering with a mention in Enology from the Universidad de Talca. A true global winemaker, Mario’s […]

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Es Rosé, José… un Estelado de Chilé!

That’s what I’ve been saying all spring into summer, “It’s Rosé, José,” and this time it was an Estelado from Miguel Torres de Chilé! Olé! A list of what’s been pouring in, in an unprecedented amount… 2015 Masi Rosa dei Masi Rosato Delle Venezie 2015 The Seeker Rosé Côtes de Provence 2015 Alta Vista Rosé […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2014 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Carménère

I love Carménère, especially when it comes from Chile.  Chile has over 460 years of wine heritage. When the Spanish arrived in sixteenth century, there was no phylloxera Chilean vine rootstock (at the time) grew own-rooted, which turned out to be a valuable genetic material. This allowed Carménère to thrive hidden among Merlot vines for […]