Chile Turns A New Leaf!

These are exciting times for the Chilean wine industry. A new landscape is emerging. Young, (at times) European-trained wine makers are shaking up convention. Laws are being rebooted to further delineate wine zones, to lend clarity and focus. Chile is poised to redefine its place on the global wine stage. At the recent Wines of […]

Argentina – Que Bueno!

From high up in the eastern foothills of  the Calchaqui Valley of northwestern Argentina comes this lovely effort from the house of Amalaya. This is yet another example of a wine nation on the move making expressive wines of vibrant character with an artisan hand. Like each of the individually reviewed wines found here, you […]


Ceri Smith is the owner of the swanky Italian enoteca, Biondivino in San Francisco’s Russian Hill district. She is poised to unveil what will certainly be another local favorite when she opens the doors to her cozy-chic, cafe-cum-wine bar Et al. this October. I recently had a chance to chat with her and explore her […]