October 25, 2013
A dark horse has taken the lead in becoming one of Chile’s most talked about wines: Carignan. An almost forgotten variety, Carignan was left brooding in the lost hillsides of Maule and neglected for half a century, but now this old workhorse is taking the spotlight and showing its true colours. The story of Chilean [...]
August 30, 2012
Old grape vines, like our elders, have collected many stories to tell over the long years and seasons. With an extensive and interesting history in Chile, Carignan is no exception. The Carignan grape arrived to Chile after the massive earthquake of Chillán in 1939, when producers of País grapes were impacted by the disaster. Carignan [...]
May 19, 2011
Chilean Carignan: very old and now very new!
August 18, 2010
Pondering Twitterquette: Is tweeting during wine events and tastings disrespectful–or a marketer’s dream come true?