Friday, October 31, 2014

Wine tasting in Chile

On our recent trip to Chile, we managed to tear ourselves away from eating our way through the Markets for a day to go wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley.  I had no idea how to even start to research what was offered for tours, so before we left home I went straight to TripAdvisor and searched for wine tours.  There are an amazing amount of tour operators working out of Santiago!  One guy kept getting rave reviews, so I sent an email and just like that we were signed up with Chilean Wine Lovers tours.  Here's the link, in case you are inspired  -
True to the reviews, we had a wonderful, personalized tour of some very interesting and boutique-ish wineries.  The best part?  Lunch was a tasting menu devised by our guide Mauricio and the chef at one of the wineries.  The food was amazing at Viña Morandé, and the wine pairings perfect.

Besides tasting lovely wines, we learned a lot about the different wine regions, the different grape varietals and the growing organic movement.  We feel like we now have some clue about what to look for at the wine shops!

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