Should new world wineries specialize?

As I write I’m sitting in the lounge of my hotel looking out over the docks of Valparaiso, Chile’s main port, and third largest city. We spent the day at Casa del Bosque in the Casablanca Valley.

Today’s wines prompted some discussion. Should new world wineries specialize? Casa del Bosque make excellent Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah, [...]

Chile day 2: Apalta

After the jolly jaunts of day 1 (proper) in Chile, yesterday was spent in a more rigorous manner in the Apalta vineyards of Vina Ventisquero. I’m very short of time, so all I’ll say for now is that we learned a great deal about terroir from a consultant, Pedro Parra, who holds a PhD in [...]