Wine Explorers

New and different wines to savour and enjoy!

  • 12 June 2013

    Inspiration: Top Chilean wines for Dad this Father’s Day

    Pope John XXIII allegedly once claimed that “men are like wine- some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age”. While not all wines necessarily improve with age, your father certainly does, and as we approach Father’s Day 2013, we recommend getting that special guy in your life a nice bottle of wine to enjoy.…

  • 7 June 2013

    Tasting Note: Villard Expression Reserve Pinot Noir 2011, Casablanca valley, Chile

    I love Pinot Noir, and Chile has so much to offer with so many different expressions of Pinot Noir from different valleys.  Pinot Noir can be quite a difficult grape variety for winemakers both in the vineyard and in the winemaking process. All in all, Pinot Noir does best in cool climate areas as this maintains its delicate fruit structure and the important acidity to keep it well in balance.…

  • 29 May 2013

    Inspiration: Chocolate Choices – Chilean wines to make your mouth melt

    So you’ve just had your dinner. You ate your recommended amount of veg, the correct ratio of meat to carbs and you may even have had that healthy fruit salad to finish off. Perfect! Except for one thing. As you sit down to watch your favourite soaps, at the back of your mind something is niggling.…

  • 16 May 2013

    Feeling cold? Warm up with a mug of Chilean Navegado

    We have definitely felt the shift into fall this past week here in Chile. The leaves are changing and the winter coats are coming out, but one thing is sure: it’s time to start thinking about navegado (or, as the Chileans say—Navega’o).

    Never heard of it?…

  • 9 May 2013

    Inspiration: Wonder-woman mum: winning wines to show your love on Mother’s Day

    How many times did you call her this year? How many times did she treat you to lunch, take you shopping, or look after you when you were ill? Actually, how many times did you tell her you love her?

    Whether those numbers are large or small, this Sunday is the day to make it up to your beloved mum.…

  • 23 April 2013

    Inspiration: Spring into Summer with 5 refreshing Chilean wines

    We’re all glad to see that the weather is finally picking itself up in the northern hemisphere. Spring definitely looks like it is on its way! Flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and our spirits are rising. What with it being Earth Week, this week Wine Source Chile is dedicating itself to give you the low-down on Chilean wines that are sustainable, organic, and biodynamic.…

  • 16 April 2013

    Inspiration: Drink at peace with pizza: de-stress with these 5 stress-free wines

    Run off your feet? Had to stay behind at the office to finish that extra bit of paperwork? The kids are ill again and you seem to spend more time in the clinic than at home?

    Stop. Put down that pen. Relax your tense back that’s huddling over the computer screen.…

  • 9 April 2013

    Tasting Note: Sparkling Wine: Santa Digna Fair Trade Estelado Rosé, Miguel Torres Chile

    This week I thought I wanted to share with you an interesting sparkling wine with a beautiful story to tell and something Chile and Miguel Torres must be very proud of.

    When the Spanish Conquistadores planted the first grape vines in Chile almost 500 years ago, they brought with them a special variety known in Spain as Listán Negro. …

  • 1 April 2013

    Inspiration: 5 Foolproof great value Chilean wines!

    You would be a fool not to try our 5 suggestions for foolproof easy drinking great value Chilean wines! Great for sharing and pairing, we have 5 different Chilean wine recommendations from five top vineyards with no need to break the bank to enjoy a great wine!

  • 14 March 2013

    Inspiration: Green Wines from Chile for St Patrick’s Day

    As it is St Patrick’s day this week and all around the world green is the theme, we have decided to focus on some of the ‘green’ wines of Chile. The following wines are all made from organically grown grapes, using sustainable practices in the vineyard.…

  • 7 March 2013

    Tasting Note: Viña Cono Sur, Pinot Noir Reserva 2008, Casablanca Valley, Chile

    Pinot Noir is a cool climate variety that enjoys the cooler valleys south west of Santiago including the Casablanca Valley, the coastal valleys of Leyda and San Antonio as well as the cooler valley of Limarí to the far north and the Bio Bio valley to the south. …

  • 26 February 2013

    Tasting Note: Viña Valdivieso Single Vineyard Reserva Cabernet Franc 2004, Colchagua Valley, Chile

    Cabernet Franc, originally a French variety, is found mainly in the Curicó, Maule and Colchagua valleys located between 160km and 300 km south of Santiago as well as the cooler Casablanca valley. This variety has done particularly well in Chile, and is used to produce single variety wines, as well as being blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to make “Bordeaux blends”. …

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