Aurelio Montes Jr. is positively brimming with excitement, talking about the brand new, years-in-the-making Montes Alpha dry farming project. It is something he and his iconic father discussed and then implemented, well ahead of any discernible curve. “Why wait until it’s too late to do something?”
From February 20 to March 1, the 37th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival will hold sway over wine and food lovers yet again. The theme country this year is Australia, so it is a great opportunity to freshen your knowledge and appreciation of a wine-growing country that is much, much more than its famous fruit-forward shiraz.
Our resident wine critic is Anthony Gismondi. Each issue he provides acute, expert analysis along with a great story from the international wine world and his “Case to Consider”, 12 fabulous wines for any occasion.
Chile’s capital city, Santiago, is a bustling metropolis with irrepressible energy and a thriving urban scene. It has become a cultural and dining mecca and one only need mention Chilean wines to get an approving nod from grape lovers everywhere.
Mount Aconcagua, the imposing mountain that lends its name to Eduardo Chadwick’s playground, is intimately woven into the legacy of his family’s winery, from its geology and influence on the valley’s climate to its spiritual presence high above the vineyards.