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The Diversity of Chile’s Vineyards – part 1

Dos Andes is the new name for VC Family Estates (Viña Córpora), the leading producer in the Bío Bío region of Chile. Dos Andes are focusing quite strongly on Bío Bío (now 400 hectares), but have vineyards across a range of regions, with 1500 hectares under vine throughout Chile, and now also in Argentina (Neuquén and Rio Negro valleys in Patagonia). Expansion has been quite rapid of late; just 1000

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MOVI wines – a new movement in Unique & Boutique wineries in Chile

One thing that Chile’s wine scene has lacked: boutique wineries. In most new world countries, it’s the small, pioneering wineries that have led. But in Chile, everything has been on quite a large scale. Wineries owned by rich dudes with hundreds of hectares of vineyards each. It’s hard to be interesting and dynamic when you are huge, and sometimes Chile’s wines have been a bit safe and boring. For this

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Chilean Slang… very difficult to understand!

It is easy to get lost in the Chilean jungle of Chilenismos! If you have some Spanish background, can you guess what the following words mean? “Cachai?” = do you understand? “Weon” = dude “Chela” = beer “Bakán” = cool, great “La raja” = very cool “Carrete” = party “Ni cagando’ = no way! “Al tiro”= right now, straight away “Que lata”= bad luck, what a pity And a lot

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Winemaker’s paradise: Chile, the fastest wine growing region of the world – part 2

When the old world came to Chile the traditional winemakers from Italy and France immediately recognised Chile’s potential for its steady climate, quality of soil and unspoilt natural conditions. Due to its geography Chile is much like an island which very much protects its flora & fauna. Therefore we can often find grape varieties back in Chile, which were extinct in Europe due to the Phylloxera plague. By the end of the

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Winemaker’s paradise: Chile, the fastest wine growing region of the world – part 1

The last 20 years Chile has explored other areas outside of the traditional Maipo valley and have moved to cooler micro-climates like hillside and cool-valley vineyards closer to the coast like Casablanca and Colchagua. This led to new productions other than the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon, like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and extraordinary blends like the Chardonnoir (Bodegas RE). The arrival of Chile in the established old world wine producers caused

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Yesssss, it’s a long plane ride…but very rewarding!

Isn’t Chile amazing?! A small paradise at the end of the world! Land in Santiago and explore up North the Atacama Desert and The Lake District & Patagonia in the South! Chile is 4300 km long and 200 to 300 km wide. The extreme parts are not very populated but there are possibilities to do tours and to explore. Chile has about 10 different zones with each its own climate

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Chile…pristine nature, from Atacama Desert to Patagonia

Hot springs, desert, temperate rainforest and the Majestic Andes! Culture & Festivals…and lots more to explore! Did you know the Atacama desert is the driest desert in the world? Have you ever swam in an oasis in the desert? Or soak in a hollow tree trunk filled with hot thermal spring water? Did you know Chile produces some world class wines that even beat the Super Tuscans and Bordeaux wines in complexity

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Chile… a sneak preview

A Journey through the senses. Let us show you in a birds fly the wonders of Chile and what we have to offer: Pristine nature, majestic Andes, temperate rainforest, preserved culture & traditions…it goes beyond your expectations! Chile belongs to the new world, but in many ways it stills belongs to the öld world” with its unspoilt nature and old traditions. Did you know Chile has a unique ecosystem divided

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Robinson Crusoe Island…an intriguing phenomena

Robinson Crusoe Island…an intriguing phenomena that still stiggers attention from adventure seekers to gold diggers. The island in the Juan Fernández archipelago is located 700 km off the coast of Chile.It is more remote than the more famous Easter Island but is has the fascinating mysterie of Daniel Defoe’s novel attached to it…The book was published as early as 1719 and has spoken to the imagination of many adventurers…This blogger’s travel follows Defoe

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Guess what?!!! Chile won the World Travel Awards 2016!

Guess what?!!!   Chile won the World Travel Awards 2016 – like the Oscar for the Tourism Sector – for the best Destination of Adventure Tourism in South America! Other participating countries were: Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, Brasil….. Hurray for Chile!!! Come and explore with us from the Atacama Desert to the most southern part in Patagonia… and don’t forget to sip some wine while stopping over in Santiago!

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