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PRESS TRIP TO CHILE APRIL 2010: CASA SILVA

Casa Silva is one of my favorite wineries in Chile. To be honest, not because all the wines are great (some are!), but because of the cozy family ambiance at the Fundo Angostura, the hospitality at the hotel, the people, the great landscapes in the vineyards of Los Lingues,  and not to be forgotten the [...]

APRIL 2010 – PRESS TRIP TO CHILE – MONTES

My visit to MONTES in 2009 was, to be honest, much better organized and unstressed than the one in April 2010, after the terrible ‘terremoto’ (earthquake) that stroke the country’s economical heart. The team of Brandabout organized the appointment, had all the confirmations, but when we arrived at the gate of Montes winery, no one [...]

HACIENDA ARAUCANO SYRAH

HACIENDA ARAUCANO (Chile) is part of the French group FRANÇOIS LURTON, with possessions in France, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. Luca Hodgkinson, technical director and oenologist of the Chilean (Hacienda Araucano) and Argentinean (Bodegas Lurton) wineries, introduced a new style of fresher and more mineral wines in both countries. Continuing this idea, he is now [...]