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By Wine Talk Blog | Published: October 19, 2011
They contribute something to your life which would otherwise be lacking, achieving a perfect mix. What would life be like without your friends? In Chile we celebrated Friendship Day on Friday, October 7 and Viña Ventisquero decided to celebrate it with wine lovers. In an entertaining contest on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, the Chilean winery asked readers with which of their friends they make a good combination and why. Six winners were selected from among the most original answers. They and their best friends were invited to a fun wine tasting led by Viña Ventisquero’s winemaker Alejandro Galaz.
By Wine Talk Blog | Published: August 5, 2011
If you live in Chile, have you ever thought how you would describe Chile to someone who has never been here? If, on the other hand, you have never set foot in this South American country, what do you know about it? Probably, irrespective of which group you belong to, you would answer the question in the same way as most people who have seen a map of Chile: a very thin and exceptionally long country!
By admin | Published: March 15, 2011
Fifteen years ago, nobody regarded the Leyda Valley as a good bet for vines. Located just 8 km from the coast, this area of Chile is greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean and suffers from a severe shortage of water for irrigation, so it was mainly used for livestock and wheat farming. Nonetheless, in 1998 local landowner Luis Alberto Fernández decided to experiment with vines. He took five cuttings of Chardonnay vines and planted them in an amateur, improvised fashion in his own garden, then waited as they gradually grew and produced clusters of grapes...
By admin | Published: January 14, 2011
This narrow strip of land, over 4,000 km long, has the Andes Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean as its natural boundaries. The peculiar geography of this country makes Chile a kaleidoscope of climates offering everything from deserts, lush valleys and towering volcanoes, to stunning fjords and lakes. It is in this remote land of unusual beauty that nature creates the picture-perfect environment for vine growing. Here, a great variety of wines can be produced, all of which reflect the diversity of the country's terroir.