Grey Single Block Pinot Noir 2012 #vinogram

Grey Single Block Pinot Noir 2012, from Las Terrazas vineyard in Chile’s Leyda Valley. 100% Pinot Noir. 12 months in French oak (15% new). Soft & silky with notes of black cherry, plum, blueberry. Balanced acidity, rounded tannins. Pair with fish, pasta, soup & cheese. $23.99 #vinogram #agpick #wine #Chile More information: www.ventisquero.com

Earth-Friendly Wines from Chile

Looking for a planet-friendly wine for Earth Day? It’s as easy as a trip to your local grocery store. Concha y Toro is not just a maker of widely available white and red wines from Chile – they are also committed to sustainable and earth-friendly practices. In December 2013 they were named a “Leading Company […]

Cultivate Wines: Socially Responsible Sipping

Sharing a bottle of wine has long been a social activity. The team at Cultivate Wines believes it should be a socially responsible activity as well. Cultivate’s founders Ali and Charles Banks believe that with this mission, for-profit companies have the potential to impact the world. For every dollar in sales, Cultivate gives ten cents […]

Grey Carmenere 2011

If you’re a regular reader of the Amateur Gastronomer, you know how much we love Chilean Carménère. The latest one we’re enjoying is the 2011 Grey Carménère from Viña Ventisquero. This wine was made from a small harvest of grapes from a specific section of a vineyard in the coastal Maipo Valley – Block 5, in […]

ARCS Atlanta Fall Cocktail Party

Winzer Krems Grüner Veltliner Sandgrube 2012 Kremstal, Austria Grüner Veltliner is a white wine grape from Austria. Don’t let the name throw you off — the wine made from Grüner Veltliner is easy to drink and very food friendly. Crisp and dry, this light to medium-bodied wine has bright citrus fruit flavors and subtle white pepper, […]

De Martino Winery: Reinventing Chile

“Reinventing Chile” is more than just a tagline for De Martino. It’s both a mission statement and a vision – to produce wines that are not just exceptional for Chile, but truly world-class. “We want to show people that Chile can produce exciting wines,” said export director Guy Hooper, who visited in Atlanta in March. […]

Kuyen 2008 Red Blend

The temperature outside is getting colder, meals are getting hardier and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper are the flavors of the season. It’s the ideal time for drinking bigger, more mouth-filling red wines. Bold and spicy with a nice finesse, the Kuyen 2008 red blend from Chile is a wine to enjoy this fall. […]