Today, we raise a glass to Chile’s flagship wine: Carménère.
This bold, complex red varietal, now a notable stand-alone wine but originally used for blends, is Chile’s version of Malbec; a high-quality, New World nectar of the gods that’s putting its parent country on the wine-world map.
So, you want to come to Chile! Awesome! But with so many geographically and culturally diverse places to visit in such a long country, how do you pick the best spots so you get the most out of your trip?
Back before Chile was the go-to place for adventure and thrills, in the heart of the Andes Mountains close to the city of Santiago de Chile, two kayakers were paddling down the roaring streams of the Maipo River. Their names - Yerko Ivelic and Javier Lopez; two friends so passionate with the outdoors they decided to devote their lives to it.
Perched on a hilltop in a place so naturally splendid it was voted the eighth wonder of the world, dwarfed by the sheer size and majesty of Torres del Paine National Park’s eponymous granite spires in the background, the mushroom-headed domes of EcoCamp Patagonia huddle close to the ground again