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A BIT OF MAGIC FROM CHILE: CALCU WINES

Just before the fantastic CHILEAN WINES ON TOUR tasting in the Netherlands, I received 12 bottles of wines from Chile, allowing me to (re)discover the wines of one of my favourite wineries there, VIÑA MAQUIS and their sister winery CALCU. Tasting such high quality wines is always a pleasure. The charming Marcela Molina, commercial manager […]

CHILEAN WINES ON TOUR – NETHERLANDS SEPTEMBER 2013 (5)

Please read the previous articles too. TASTING My last visit was for the stand of EMILIANA. It was very nice to see Andrés Gillmore again and of course the iconic man that I interviewed in the early morning, Alvaro Espinoza. Meeting and greeting one of my wine heroes, Alvaro Espinoza! © Daniel Flores Productions

CHILEAN WINES ON TOUR – NETHERLANDS SEPTEMBER 2013 (4)

Please read the previous messages too! TASTING I absolutely had to stop at the UNDURRAGA table, for many reasons… I was very impressed by my visit at the winery, all fantastic people with a great passion with what they do. The most impressive part at that time was not the entry level range (Undurraga, Aliwen… […]

CHILEAN WINES ON TOUR – NETHERLANDS SEPTEMBER 2013 (3)

Please read the previous articles too TASTING I walked along the ODFJELL table and I wouldn’t have tried anything there if I wouldn’t have been gently invited to by Patricio Anganoa. I told him that I visited ODFJELL and that I had some mixed feelings about their wines. No problem with the quality of the […]

CHILEAN WINES ON TOUR – NETHERLANDS SEPTEMBER 2013 (2)

Like in the past years, some 20 Chilean wineries came to the Netherlands to let the press, trade, sommeliers, wine teachers etc (re)discover about 200 wines within 5 hours. It was hard work, but if you love Chilean wines, it is always a great pleasure to meet and greet the winemakers and/or export managers of […]