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In this podcast we cover Chile, a country with some really great wines and some very interesting history behind it in the wine world.

After a retraction and re-giving of thanks to a listener we hit the main topic.

  • We discuss how this long, narrow country's isolation has led to a bunch of developments -- great for wine, less good for politics
  • We talk about the climate, geography, and main grapes
  • Then we hit the long history of winemaking, starting with the Conquistadores and hitting on some of the key developments (including the influence of Bordeaux) that made the Chilean wine industry what it is today
  • The grape confusion and the rebirth of Sauvignon Blanc and Carmenere in Chile
  • Then we hit on regions and what to expect from the wines of this long, skinny country.

And thanks for listening! We can't wait to hear from you! If you've got a question you want us to answer, post it we'll include it on the show!

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Podcast music: "Café connection" by morgantjCC BY 3.0, ©2009 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)Map: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported2.5 Generic2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license

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