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5 special Wineries to visit around Santiago

One of the top things on your list when visiting Chile should be to visit a winery.  The central region of Chile has a number of wineries and you can even find several in Santiago. Yes, even in this metropolitan city you can find someone of the oldest wineries in the country. We know a thing or two about Chilean wine so we came up with a list of our

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5 Best places to go Horseback Riding in Chile

Chile is by far the dream destination for horseback riding lovers! Have you ever wanted to wander through the Andes on horseback, or like America’s song “Been through the Desert on a Horse with No Name”? Chile with its endless nature and few internal borders offers endless possibilities for horseback rides. You can go for the day or for several days or dive deep into the jungle for a trail

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5 Reasons to Summer in Santiago

While Europe, the U.S., and Canada are pulling out heavy sweaters and winter jackets from their closets, Chile is getting ready for a long and warm summer, filled with sunny blue skies during the day and cool nights thanks to the Andes Mountains! Even with high temperatures during the day in Santiago, at night the temperature always drops by at least 10 degrees which is perfect for sleeping! Chile has been

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Fiestas Patrias in Chile: The Start of the Chilean Summer

Fiestas Patrias: The colorful traditions in Chile on the 18th of September burst out alive to celebrate their independence from the Spanish Conquistadores. Are you ready for some tasty asado while watching the cueca dance? The 18th of September or the “Dieciocho” is, without a doubt, the most popular and most celebrated national holiday of Chile! Fiestas Patrias Fiestas Patrias started as a celebration to celebrate their independence from the

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Stargazing in Chile: A Must-Do During Your Stay

Chile is a fantastic holiday destination. From the Atacama desert to Patagonia – you won’t be bored for a minute! Have you ever explored the universe through a telescope? Near Santiago, we found a private Observatory hidden in the Andes Mountains where an Astronomer can take you into the wonders of stargazing! Chilean Skies – stargazing at an Observatory There are a number of observatories in Chile due to the

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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, augmentin online purchase great “La raja” = very cool “Carrete” = party “Ni cagando’ = no way! “Al tiro”= right now, straight away “Que lata”= bad luck, what a pity

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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, buy topamax online Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and extraordinary blends like the Chardonnoir (Bodegas RE). The arrival of Chile in the established old world

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