South American Wines

July 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

If you are planning a trip to South America whether its a Galapagos Cruise, a trip to Machu Picchu or the beaches of Rio de Janerio you will find that when ordering a glass of wine you will find a different selection then what you are use to at home.  Rather than the California, French, Italian or Australia wines you may be use to instead you will find wines from places like Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.  In fact in many stores if you are looking for an imported wine your option may Boone’s Farm, which may not be what you had in mind.

South America is home to some great wines with distinctive flavors.  There are varietals in South America that are less common in other areas like the celebrated Malbec of Argentina or Carmenere a star in Chile.

Trying some of the local dishes is always part of the journey when traveling.  Why not complete the meal with a glass of vino blanco (white wine) or vino tinto (red wine).   Our series on South American Wines will help you learn a bit about these new wines and provide you with some suggestions of what you may want to try.

 Cheers!

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