Tag - Chile

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Pacifico Sur Carmenere Rosé 2014
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Emiliana Natura Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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Airport wine bar epiphany
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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir
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Gato Negro Sauvignon Blanc 2012
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Anakena Carmenére 2011

Pacifico Sur Carmenere Rosé 2014

Central Valley, Chile
$8.00
It was the last of the unfinished bottles of wine purchased for the Fourth of July weekend. It was the one I was least enthused about trying, and most skeptical about. And like all wines of its ilk, it took a little time, but ultimately found its way to my gullet.

One sip-bite-slurp at a time.

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Airport wine bar epiphany

Special holiday edition
Nothing stops the Hood Somm! Even while busy running around the airport, headed for my family vacation aboard the cruise ship “The Allure of the Seas,” I industriously found the time to sniff out a wine bar at the United Airlines terminal at Newark international airport. What can I say, I work tirelessly for all you winos. Everything I do I do for, um, wine.

Vino Volo is pretty bougie little wine bar but it had a wine selection, and that was good enough for me at the time. The staff was friendly and the wines were served with coaster-like slips of paper that told me what I was drinking, its origin and a string of typical tasting notes verbiage.
vino volo

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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir

Valle Central, Chile
$7.99
The wine was just fine. But together with the cheese it was hand-clappingly delicious. Even the cheese on its own was fine, an inexpensive grocery store French Bucheron cheese, but it was the combo that made it.

I cooked, ate cheese and drank wine until I nearly finished the bottle! I had to will myself to leave enough for a glass to drink with dinner.

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Anakena Carmenére 2011

Rapel Valley, Chile
$7.99
Of course I know that it’s not supposed to make a difference between a twist cap and a cork but there’s just something about popping a cork on a bottle of wine that I love. And despite the fact that this wine has a twist cap, I had a pretty good experience with it.

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