Archive for the Tag 'Andes'

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Wine of the Week ~ Taste the Winds of Change ~ 2014 Amado Sur Malbec

Taste the wine and taste the winds of change… A composition of 79 percent Malbec, 11 percent Bonarda, and 10 percent Syrah, the 2014 Amado Sur Malbec, is one alluring wine. From the Bodega Trivento estate in Mendoza’s Andean Foothills, this Amado Sur wine proves that Malbec has indeed fallen in love with and found […]

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Top 10 intriguing things about Chile and its wines

Chile and its wines Chile has 460 Years of Wine Heritage When the Spanish arrived in the 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 Carmenere to thrive hidden among Merlot vines for over a century, even after […]

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Part 2 of my exploring Sauvignon Blancs from Chile

Part 2 of my exploring Sauvignon Blancs from Chile… Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters are a natural wine pairing, I hear. I don’t know, because I’m allergic to shell fish, so I’ll depend on you folks to tell me how fabulous the flavors are. Go ahead… wax poetic in the comments. Casa Silva, 2012 cool […]

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Little Black Dress ~ A bouquet that *is* a bouquet

I just opened a bottle of white wine from Little Black Dress ~ A bouquet that *is* a bouquet was the first thing that came to mind as the aromas wafted upwards… 2010 Little Black Dress Divalicious Wine The blend for this wine is the following… and keep up with me: 64% Pinot Grigio (Gris) 18% Moscato […]

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Chilean wine flavors are derived from the most unique of conditions + two delicious examples

Chile’s unique and varying terroir has distinct geographic barriers: the Atacama Desert to the north, the Andes Mountains to the east, the Patagonian ice fields to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Each defined geographic point makes Chile a truly unique agricultural haven for wine grape growing. As a singular wine grape […]