Month: October 2014

MontGras – one of Chile’s fine wineries
Wine

MontGras – one of Chile’s fine wineries

Hernan Gras. A Chilean construction magnate, and Eduardo Hartwig, a seasoned businessman, started MontGras in 1003. The philosophy of the winery is to cerate high quality Chilean wines of exceptional value reflecting the terroir. To that end, they have chosen several regions within the country to plant vineyards with the […]

Capsicum
Food

Capsicum

Pepeprs (genus capsicum) originate in South America, and figure prominently in the cuisines of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Argentina, and now more and more mainstream American dishes. Peppers belong to the solanacea family of plants with 31 species, of which only four to six are domesticated. There are […]

Outstanding Chilean red wines
Wine

Outstanding Chilean red wines

Although Chile has been producing wine since the 16th century, its wines have gained worldwide distribution and fame beginning 1980’s. This well deserved market share is attributable to general Augusto Pinochet’s iron fisted rule to stabilize the economy, the desire of large wineries to invest in new equipment, and in […]

Chile – the wine dragon of the Andes
Wine

Chile – the wine dragon of the Andes

Chilean vineyards have their roots in the Spanish conquest, but now young talented and educated winemakers know how to take advantage of the most up-to-date enological techniques and equipment. Chile produces fine wines and exports substantial quantities to many countries mainly to the U.S.A, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Most […]