We’re big winos around our house, attend wine tastings whenever we can and enjoy sharing our likes and dislikes with anyone who will listen. In fact, we’ve keep a spreadsheet over the years that contains our and friends’ ratings on various wines. It’s up to 264 different varietals…oh my.
Lately I’m finding that I really enjoy white wines from Chili. The reds we’ve tried are okay, but that could be because we haven’t tried many of them yet.
On a side note, an interesting fact about Chilean wine:
Outside of its dramatic landscape and picture-perfect climate, Chile is unique in all the wine world in that its soils have never been infested with the insidious root louse, phylloxera. This vine pest almost completely devastated all of the vineyards of Europe in the late 1800s.
So I had to mention that last weekend I made breakfast for dinner and the pictured 2008 Sauvignon Blanc from Veramonte was especially good with eggs and bacon and sausage and pancakes. It has a very light pinapple and citrusy flavor that we both enjoyed. And considering we eat breakfast for dinner frequently on the weekends, finding a wine we can drink with it is worth mentioning. It would also be great with Chinese. Keep this one cold though.