Archive for the ‘Chile’ Category

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Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Koyle Family Vineyards

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz] As mentioned in my first story in this series, Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments, I’ve entered into a process of learning right now… So welcome, especially if you’re learning some things, too, about Chile. This story is composed from the following:  Research on other sites Viña’s Website My own […]

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Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Maquis Gran Reserva

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz] As mentioned in my first story in this series, Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments, I’ve entered into a process of learning… so welcome, if you’re learning, too.  This story is composed from the following: Research on other sites Viña Maquis Website My own “Oh Wow” moments, from what I’ve […]

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Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments

[PHOTO: Francisco Kemeny] I’ve entered into a process of learning, so if you’re reading for educational purposes, welcome. If you have more to add, please just comment. Some of this will be part of my own “Oh Wow” moments; some of it will be part of what I’ve already learned, and you can add a […]

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How to Craft Your Wine Sales Message to Your Customers by Sharpening Your Empathy Skills

The images in this blog post are from yesterday’s walk in my yard, as I took a few moments to realign our current reality. They’ll ultimately make sense, once you’ve read through this public service message. These times aren’t just trying, they’re perilous. For the last three years, I’ve been counting the experiences of crisis […]

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Casillero del Diablo is Singularly Worthy of Halloween with a Trick AND a Treat

Sample: Creative Palate ~ for 2017 Casillero del Diablo Red Blend ~ Chile PREFACE HEART ~ THE WINERY SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING ~ From the winery SOUL ~ Jo’s notes   [PHOTO in cave: Jo Diaz, at Castello di Meleto, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy ~ PHOTO of old bottles: Jo Diaz at Adega Coop de Borba, in the Alentejo Region […]

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Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2017 ~ WINE OF WEEK

Sample wines provided Quintessential Wines ~ Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2017 PREFACE – PART 1 ~ WHITE WINES Wine samples come to to me as a single bottle. Some arrive in a package of two or three. On other occasions, a case (or there about) arrives. This is one of those instances. I’ll be breaking […]

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Malbec ~ A Primal Variety ~ Wild and Sleek

Copyright : Kseniya Abramova As I was inviting our friends Carole and Rob Rinne to share a tasting of four Malbecs, I had this brain poof… “I wondered what vines in South America had any phylloxera problems?” I vaguely remembered that Chile hadn’t, or was it Argentina? What if it’s all vines in Chile and […]

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2017 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from Casa Blanca Valley, Chile

Spring’s here. Lighter fare is beginning to sound really delicious, as are lighter bodied wines. And this 2017 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from Casa Blanca Valley, Chile is a perfect fit for all of your plans. HEART ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor […]

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Viña Concha y Toro’s 2016 Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc

Imagine a chilly winter night, the air has been brisk all day, it feels like it’s been down to the bone. The fire is going, your crockpot has been slow cooking all day,

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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 […]