Chile (/ˈtʃileɪ/ or /ˈtʃɪli/), officially the Republic of Chile (Spanish: República de Chile, [reˈpuβlika ðe ˈtʃile] ), is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.
Posts about Chile
    • Rockss and Fruit

      My mother, may she rest in peace, taught me many lessons, many I have forgotten but one that I did not, was that being a snob is a good thing. It means you know what you like and can discern differences between things to assess quality and preference. The term wine snob can be thrown around but in this golden age of wine that we live in, what does it really mean? Sorry to go a ...

      Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruit- 3 readers -
    • Celebrating that Special Bottle

      There are times in your life when you splurge on a special bottle, and wait for that right moment to finally open it. Sometimes you wait for the annual “Open That Bottle Night.” Sometimes you wait for the right company. Sometimes you wait too late and the bottle has gone bad. And sometimes it’s just a simple birthday… or so you think.

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  • If Chile Had a Margaux, This Might Be It!

    … François Lurton’s Gran Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Lolol Valley, Chile. 14.5% ABV, $35 list, currently $35-45 street. I would never have tried this wine but it was suggested to me over and over from various vendors who know what I like, and that I prefer to buy wines in the under $20 for my readers but my personal preferences run higher…

    jvb uncorkedin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Two Carmenères from Chile

    … Published by Simon A tasting of two halves… Aquitania Carmenère Reserva 2013, Maipo, Chile (£9.95 Winety – looks like I got the price wrong on the video) The more elegant end of the Carmenère spectrum, just the right side of jammy, this has lightly spicy blackcurrant and blackberry flavours joined by a note of coffee beans and a fresh herbal…

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  • Ordering Wine In Restaurants: A Survival Guide

    … that complements your meal, look somewhat like a sophisticate and finish the night with some green left in your wallet. Here are some suggestions that are certain to help: Understand Your Taste -- You should have a handle on your own wine tastes before venturing forth. Do you enjoy a nice Columbia Crest Chardonnay or Rutherford Hill Merlot? Or perhaps you…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Sauvignon Blanc- 7 readers -
  • Pinot Noir from Chile, Australia, California & New Zealand

    Published by Simon If you’d asked me in advance which of these would be my favourites, I don’t think I’d have been too close… Sol de Sol Pinot Noir 2010, Malleco, Chile (£19.95 Winety) Very impressive wine, lithe and fragrant, with a fresh and lightly cooked strawberry edge, s touch of leafy eucalyptus and a hint of ironstone. Gentle yet persistent, juicy yet restrained, I like this.

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  • Gabe’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    … If you’re not sure what to get someone as a gift this year, consider a good bottle of wine or spirits —‚ always in season. Anyone who drinks alcohol will certainly appreciate a well-chosen bottle to enjoy, be it alone or with friends (my hope is that it’s with you). Throughout the year, I’ve tasted a number of the best bottles in both the wine…

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  • East Coast Wineries

    … region. In second place was Portugal with 8 wines and third place went to Spain with 7 wines. About 60% of my picks came from just these three countries. Uruguay made a strong showing with 5 wines, and the Hudson Valley of New York had 3 wines on the lists. Chile, with two wines on the list, was the only other country with multiple listings. The rest…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 3 readers -
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  • Red Wines of Santa Rita

    …, for example, with petit verdot, petite sirah and pinot noir. Or, to go white, Triple M, with marsanne, melon de bourgogne and muscat of Alexandria. Well, ha ha, enough levity, because the “C” blend of this wine works to its advantage. The color is dark ruby, opaque, almost smoldering, at the center; a highly individual bouquet features notes of cedar…

  • Exploring The Terroir Of Chile

    … is certainly no stranger to South America now, however, as illustrated by this recent tasting, and this one, and this one. It makes sense that ambitious winemakers would now want to take things a step further and start delving into the subtleties of terroir. The word “terroir” refers to all the factors affecting a certain patch of land, be it soil…

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  • 2014: Favorite Wine-Related Items

    …" which provides quotes from about 30 different wineries on Tempranillo. There is such poetry in those quotes, and they provide a fascinating insight into Rioja. If you read those two pages alone, I think you would actually have a nice grasp of Rioja. Runner-Up Favorite Wine Book: An excellent introduction to the wondrous world of Sherry, I highly…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -

    … 2012 (California) The drive was perfect We relaxed and reminisced Spring shelters autumn 631) Montes Alpha Merlot 2010 (Chile) The surgeon surges Acting upon his urges More like he lunges 630) Angove Warboys Vineyard Shiraz 2009 (Australia) It feels like one's tongue Gained dexterity and length…

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  • Holiday Wines – Pinot Grigio

    … into drinking than savouring. My picks over the next week are listed by country so they’re easy to locate in the store. Happy times to all. ARGENTINA/CHILE – REALLY GOOD GRIGIO Pinot Grigio is usually crowd-pleasing and a bit plain – the wine equivalent of easy listening music. However, some producers push the envelope and substitute personality…

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  • Semillon, Santa Monica, DO Rancagua, Rapel Valley, Chile, 1993, 12.5% abv

    … the tasting notes. What can I say? Old habits die hard; I cheated and wrote some down. Ever so generous, Sean N. brought this special bottle to share with The Drinking Group. Before opening, we were concerned it may no longer have much life left – after all, we’re talking 1993 here and Chile to boot. But this wine from Rancagua, Rapel Valley…

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