Vinography: Forgotten Jewels– Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane

As a child, the lure of archeology cannot be denied. Fantasies of discovering ancient treasures fuel the dreams of many youngsters, as they did my adolescent imagination. These days, such notions have been replaced in my life with interests no less exciting in the wine world. For the curious wine lover, opportunities abound to explore […]

Press for UK launch begins

(PRWEB UK) 8 December 2011 Bibendum Wine Ltd has launched five new Chilean wines to the UK market. All the wines are made on a tiny, boutique scale and offer a point of difference to mainstream Chilean brands. Bibendum Director of Buying for the Southern Hemisphere, Iain Muggoch, has challenged Chile to move away from […]

America's Most Wanted Tasting – London

Garage Wine Co. Dry-Farmed Old Bush Vine Carignan 2010 by Gareth Groves – London There were an awful lot of fantastic wines at our Americas’ Most Wanted Tasting on Tuesday: old Californian Pinots from Calera, the latest releases of Catena’s stunning single vineyard Malbecs and Corison Cabernet to name but a few. However, the wine […]

Help for our Carignan growers and the town of Suazal

Friends of Garage Wine Co. Thank-you one and all to old friends and new, to everyone who helped raise money for Sauzal. The Carignan sold very quickly and the funds were dispatched last week. I shall be in the area and posting pictures here over the next few days. If you wish to donate funds […]

Ayuda para el pueblo Sauzal en el Maule corazon de la region del Carignan Chileno

Amigos de Garage Wine Company, Gracias a todos, a los nuevos amigos y los amigos de siempre quienes nos ayudaron levantar fondos para Sauzal. El Carignan vendio todo en pocos días y los fondos fueron despachados la semana pasada. Voy estar viajando en el area en estos días y mandaré unas fotos. Si quiere donar […]

#17 Carignan / Field Blend – 2008 (released May 09 – sold out)

This might be called our funky wine for 2008. It is the marraige of Old Bush Vine (80+yrs) Carignan from Maule  [75%] and a Field Blend we made from Maipo 25%. The Carignan is fascinating for its freshness, spiceness, different flavour profile and perhaps most because it comes from an area where vineyards have over […]

#18 Cabernet / Carignan (released May 09 – sold out)

This wine is perhaps a species of “ending of our beginning” for GWCo. The base or core of this wine is Cabernet from the Maipo made in classic style with both floral elegance, big shouldered firmness and that deep brooding fruit of our previous vintages working with this fruit. Various lots go in to this […]