The New York Wine and Culinary Center (NYWCC) hosted a wine class this month to help prepare attendees for the Court of Master Sommeliers examination scheduled for this fall in Canandaigua. This program was part of a year-long series of prep classes at the NYWCC and it covered the key regions, grapes and wines of five countries: Chile,
At a recent wine tasting dinner at Max, we enjoyed a selection of four wines with our meal of salad, beef bourguignon and apple turnovers with vanilla gelato. 2011 Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc from Chile – pale greenish yellow in color, with aromas of fresh tropical fruits, flavors of apple, lemon and grapefruit and nice acidity
Our latest wine trivia question (see post on March 3, 2013) was: Q. Which of the following grape varieties is most widely planted in Chile for red wine? a) Syrah b) Carménère c) Merlot d) Cabernet Sauvignon A. The answer is d) Cabernet Sauvignon, with 40,728 hectares of vineyards planted, more than the next three
Here is our next wine trivia question: Q. Which of the following grape varieties is most widely planted in Chile for producing red wine? a) Syrah b) Carménère c) Merlot d) Cabernet Sauvignon The answer will be posted here next Saturday, March 9, 2013. Map of Chile: YAY Image Bank.
The 2009 Clava Quintay Pinot Noir comes from the Casablanca Valley in Chile. The bottle has an image of La Clava – the carved and polished stone emblem used by the chiefs of the Picunche tribe, who years ago inhabited the Casablanca Valley, from about 900 to1500 AD. The Casablanca Valley is located on the
This 2006 Alto Sol is an impressive blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Carménère from the Valle del Elqui area, a semi-arid desert in northern Chile. Carménère is a Bordeaux variety which is now Chile’s signature grape and thrives in the sunniest, warmest areas. It was abandoned in France after the phylloxera epidemic and likely