The Wines of Chile

Mario Pablo Silva of Casa Silva Vineyards

Think you know all about the wines of Chile?  Join us, as we talk with Mario Pablo Silva of Casa Silva Vineyards and Winery, one of the oldest growers in the Colchagua Valley, and find out that there is indeed much more here than we imagined.  For instance, who knew they grew Carmenère, Shiraz, and Viognier?

For More Information On The Wine Region of Chile:

– The Wines of Chile:

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– Casa Silva Vineyards ann Winery:

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Show #114
(1:11:49 min 32 MB)


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6 Responses to “The Wines of Chile”

  1. 1 Tim Meranda Oct 21st, 2006 at 7:34 am

    Great show. This is like a class room lesson on the wines of this country. Mario is a great guest. He sounds just like a very interesting text book on the subject. I logged in here to say it would realy be nice to have a map of the areas, and guess what I found!!! You guys are really on top of your game. Oh and by the way, I never said you couldn’talk about Pinot Noir again, just not every show.

  2. 2 kenneth Oct 24th, 2006 at 7:25 am

    I agree with Tim- great show.
    Perfect timing too- I leave for Chile in 3 weeks. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the wines mentioned and ask around for the ones I hadn’t heard of before.

  3. 3 Allan Manuke Oct 24th, 2006 at 8:18 pm

    This was a very enjoyable show; great guest and good questions. You are at your best finding knowledgeable people. The shows on New Zealand and Lebanon were also 1st class. Have wanted to thank you for some time. For future shows, I hope you’ll consider the up and coming wines of British Columbia – some remarkable pinot noir, and others. Also, there are a few wineries in Japan and this is one of the best:
    Thanks again and “kampai”!


  4. 4 Bruno Cartwright Oct 28th, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Just listened to your show.
    It was great to hear an in depth tasting of a particular bottle of wine. let’s have more of this. please list in your notes bottles being tasted. Price points are mentioned a lot on your show. This probably varies a lot even in the USA, let alone in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Is there a guide with references to worldwide available wines to pin down price points?
    Bruno Cartwright
    United Kingdom.

  5. 5 Keith Miller Dec 21st, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Was listening to your South American show and thought it was good but who is the guy commenting on your sponsor “Wine Spectator”. At the beginning and the end he was almost slamming them…well he was. Hey they are paying your bills for a week so why burn a bridge. “Potential customers are listening”.

    One thing that I hate in the wine business are people slamming other company’s like Wine Spectator….Egos’s and Jealousy…you know what it’s just grape juice when it comes down to it.

    Realize every business has a niche for the “millions” of consumers in the marketplace. Talk highly of your sponsors instead of throwing in comments about them. I will listen again but that put a bad taste in my mouth.


    Keith Miller
    Denver, Colorado

  6. 6 GrapeRadio Bunch Dec 21st, 2006 at 11:45 am

    FWIW, that was not the intent. So if it came off that way, I am sorry. You may find it interesting to know that the sponsor pre-approved the message. In addition, they have indicated to me that they are likely to sponsor again.


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