Up until a few years ago, Chile’s Central Valley was center stage, with cabernet sauvignon playing the starring role.
Carmenere, which was brought from Bordeaux to Chile in the 19th century, is somewhat popular, but vegetal qualities give it a limited appeal and prevent it from taking off the way malbec did in Argentina. Read More
There was a time when Chile was touted as the best place to go for inexpensive cabernet sauvignon — the Nordstrom Rack or Loehmann’s of the wine world. I, however, have had a hard time getting on board with Chilean cabernet as a whole, as it has often left me feeling “meh.” Read More
The Bay Area's Chilean community breathed a sigh of relief today as 33 miners were rescued after being trapped underground for more than two months, the consul general at the Chilean Consulate in San Francisco said.
The miners were trapped more than 2,000 feet underground when a cave-in sealed off a gold and copper mine in Chile on Aug. 5. The last of the miners was rescued just before 6 p.m. Read More
All 33 miners trapped deep underground for 17 days were reached alive Sunday, Chile's president confirmed.A probe sent early Sunday near the site of a shelter came back with a handwritten note: "All 33 of us are fine in the shelter.""We are overjoyed at the news," said President Sebastian Pinera, who euphorically waved the message written in red letters at the rescue site. Read More