Category Archives: Carménère

Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 70 — Chile

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 (once you listen you’ll get it) we hit the main topic. We discuss how this long,...

The Best Grape Story of All Time: Carmenère

Part of the reason I love wine is that every grape has a story. Whether it be that the grape has been native to an area for centuries (like Sangiovese in Tuscany), or found to be the love child of some other popular grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon is the illegitimate kid...

Carménère: Not All Are Created Equal

Last week, I told my sister that I was doing a live blogging event with Wines of Chile. She was really excited for me. Then I told her I’d be tasting 8 Carménères. Her tone changed. Sympathy city. “That stuff tastes like shit,” I think were her exact words. I...