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Maule is Chile’s largest winegrowing region, with over 31 thousand hectares under vine, and is also one of country’s oldest and most diverse valleys.

“Piemonte Land of Perfection” invites you to experience the fruits of this distinctive climate and to meet the artisans dedicated to making wines representative of its beauty.

The Culinary Institute of America brings its educational expertise to the world of professional wine service.

It’s not surprising that 75 percent of white tablecloth restaurants feature some kind of lamb on the menu.

“We will never reach our goal, because we’re always trying to improve. We’re always asking ourselves, how are we going to make today better than yesterday?” – Marco Valverde

The area of San Antonio was once primarily a shipping port known for its seafood, not produce, but in recent years, the valley has made itself known as one of Chile’s most expressive cool climate wine regions.

“I’m the opposite of most chefs in my approach. The taste of wine is fixed more or less when you open it, while the food is adjustable.  I can add fat or acid or garlic puree, any number of things to match the wine.”

Nestled in the center of the Central Valley are two valleys Colchagua and Cachapoal, that, together, make up the Rapel Valley. 

"...keep costs in line, and still have elegant designs that compliment the décor.”

With lamb, fish, and lighter fare supplanting hearty deep-winter food, Pinot Noir becomes the obvious choice for pairing with almost any dish.

As was the case with the 2008 vintage, the jumbled weather in 2011 had all the right elements – sunshine, rain, heat, cold – in all the wrong places, thus gathering early predictions of gloom.

According to Native American legend, the lakes in upper New York State were created when the Great Spirit placed a hand down on earth in a blessing that left an imprint of the sacred fingers on the land. 

True luxe and flagellation at the 2012 World of Pinot Noir:  American Pinot Noir has definitely grown up, but have Pinot Noir lovers matured?

No doubt, stress is not going to go away in this business. Instead, find means to reduce it without losing sight of your work ethic and drive to succeed.

Casablanca Valley, Chile’s premier cool-climate coastal region, offers wine lovers an elegant style of wine that’s uniquely indicative of the area.

In Chef Tony Maws’ kitchen, spring arrives each year with pungency, borne on the ripe scent of wild ramps.

 Never has the world produced so many quality wines in so many different countries. Consequently, a beverage director/sommelier has more options to choose from than ever before.

Over the past few decades, Chilean winemakers have been paying increased attention to the terroir of each valley in Chile.

Southwest of Santiago lies the Maipo Valley, arguably the most famous wine producing region in Chile and it is also one of the largest totaling over 10,000 hectares of area under vine.

Today’s emerging wine consumers do not follow yesterday’s guidelines or taste preferences.

Vendors are the best source of information about area restaurants. It’s much better for you to be gossiped to than about.

And maximize your training investment by encouraging them to pursue professional advancement through continuing education.

As you enter the Veneto region at the base of the Alps you encounter steep mountains of grape dedicated to developing the best and only offcially designated Proseccos.

Useful information about the wines of Chile.