lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2014

The sparkling explotion

It might be safe to say that we can use the term "Sparkling valley" or "ruta del espumante", when talking about Casablanca.

The Casablanca valley now produces a vast amount of sparkling wine and its growing as a trend in the region.

Vina Mar
Casas del Bosque
OC wines
Bodegas RE
Vina las Nubes
Vina Casablanca

Over 8 vineyards are producing sparkling wine with traditional methods. Vina Mar the first vineyard to produce sparkling in the valley, used to produce with the Charmat method in Casablanca, but not any longer.

It has been a surprise that this phenomenon had not happened sooner, since the raw ingredients for sparkling,
being Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, have always grown in abundance under the cool climate of the Casablanca valley.

So any sparkling wine fans would do well to venture to Casablanca to sample the sparkling wine buzz.


miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012

First day of the 2012-13 cruise season

Today November 7th was the first day of the 2012-13 cruise season.

My first clients for this season were Maura and her husband Carlo accompanied by Cheryl and Joan all of whom come from Canada.

We met up a little later than planned due to the ship not letting some people off, but we still managed to see the great coast line, check out some of Valparaiso and visit three vineyards in the Casablanca valley before dropping them off at the airport.

Another day at the office.

domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

Valparaiso food and wine expo

I had a great two days at the Valparaiso food and wine expo.

I represented Veramonte vineyard over the two days and the Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was well received.

miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2012

Casas del Bosque Blogger tasting

I had the great fortune to be invited to a Casas del Bosque vineyard and Wines of Chile USA tasting for some of the best wine bloggers from the USA.

This was shortly before hurricane Sandy struck and left some people stranded in Chile for a few days, which isn't such a bad thing.

These were the blogs that were represented at the event.

viernes, 26 de octubre de 2012

A lake of fog

On my way back from dropping some clients off at the airport, i make my way over Cuesta Zapata into the Casablanca Valley and all i can see is a lake of fog.


I love the wines at this vineyard, but i don't visit Matetic as often as i should.

One of our clients Seth expressed great interest in visiting this vineyard in the Rosario sector of San Antonio.

Seth and his girlfriend Melissa enjoyed the Chardonnay and the Syrah more than anything else.

martes, 23 de octubre de 2012

The race to be mayor of Valparaiso

This Sunday 28th the local elections will be held in Valparaiso to discover who will be the new Mayor and Councilors of Valparaiso.

Candidates from the left, right and independents all trying to get elected with posters everywhere bearing smiley faces and short slogans with very little policy, or should i say none completely.