Tag: Chile

Outstanding Chilean red wines
Wine

Outstanding Chilean red wines

Although Chile has been producing wine since the 16th century, its wines have gained worldwide distribution and fame beginning 1980’s. This well deserved market share is attributable to general Augusto Pinochet’s iron fisted rule to stabilize the economy, the desire of large wineries to invest in new equipment, and in […]

Chile – the wine dragon of the Andes
Wine

Chile – the wine dragon of the Andes

Chilean vineyards have their roots in the Spanish conquest, but now young talented and educated winemakers know how to take advantage of the most up-to-date enological techniques and equipment. Chile produces fine wines and exports substantial quantities to many countries mainly to the U.S.A, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Most […]

Chilean wines
Wine

Outstanding Chilean red wines

Although Chile has been producing wine since the 16th century, its wines have gained worldwide distribution and fame beginning 1980’s. This well deserved market share is attributable to general Augusto Pinochet’s iron fisted rule to stabilize the economy, the desire of large wineries to invest in new equipment, and in […]

Chile’s unrivalled foods
Food

Chile’s unrivalled foods

This South American country produces a range of fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats that can rival any from anywhere in the world The country being narrow and long, stretching from the Atacama Desert in the north to Tierra Del Fuego in the South, is rarely wider than 250 kilometres, but […]

Emiliana Organic Vineyards – Chile
Wine

Emiliana Organic Vineyards – Chile

Emiliana organic and biodynamic winery is one of Chile’s premier establishments founded in 1986. It has a total of 1000 hectares of vineyards in the Casablanca-, Maipo-, Cachapoal, Colchagua, and Bio Bio Valleys, of which 923 are certified organic by IMO (Switzerland), and 819 by Demeter (Germany). Emiliana’s stated mission […]

Carmenere – Chile’s exciting red grape
Wine

Carmenere – Chile’s exciting red grape

Originally from Bordeaux, the noble carmenere fell out of favour in the 19th century in France. It failed to ripen fully in Bordeaux’s, occasionally cool to warm climate. It was around this time that Chile began importing cuttings of vines including carmenere. As the story goes, once in Chile, it […]