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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 wine, less good for politics We talk about the climate, geography, and main grapes

  • We review the long history of winemaking, starting with the Conquistadores and hitting on some of the key developments (including the influence of Bordeaux) that made the Chilean wine industry what it is today

  • The grape confusion and the rebirth of Sauvignon Blanc and Carmenere in Chile

  • Finally, we hit on regions and what to expect from the wines of this long, skinny country.

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