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Aug 17, 2021

Sofía Araya  - head winemaker of Veramonte, Ritual, Primus, and Neyen

Sofía Araya was born and raised in Chile and she has made wine in nearly every high quality valley of the country since she graduated from la Universidad de Chile. After years of working on conventional farms for some big names, she moved to

May 4, 2020

Cool climate wines are in high demand, as many of us seek wines that are on the lighter side but still have fruit and ripeness. We usually turn to places of high latitude for that, but on this show we tell you about an unlikely region for some of the best and yet most affordable cool climate wine around: the Casablanca...

Aug 26, 2018

Is there still a place where you can get top wines of a region for an affordable price? YES! The Maipo Valley of Chile has some of the best Bordeaux-style reds & Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. You'll learn all about what's here, including top producers.


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The overview...

  • First we give an overview of the...

Oct 14, 2017

We discuss the wildfires raging in the North Coast of California and give ideas on what that could mean for the industry. Then we talk about one of the best (maybe unknown) value regions for wine in the world, Rapel Valley in Chile and its sub regions!

Feb 20, 2013

In this podcast we cover Chile, a country with some really great wines and some very interesting history behind it in the wine world.

After a retraction and re-giving of thanks to a listener we cover the main topic. We discuss how this long, narrow country’s isolation has led to a bunch of developments — great for...