Category Archives: Chile

Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

In Bordeaux, Vinexpo week has been blessed with stunningly beautiful weather €“ bright, sunny skies, warm-to-hot-but-not-stifling temperatures, and steady breezes leading into cool nights. It€™s been such a treat after all the rain back home. That rain had me in … Continue reading


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More on the Loss of Billington Wines

In the fallout over the demise of Billington Wines, there is at least some good news: Alfredo Bartholomaus, the company€™s founder and a joyful bon vivant, will not be slipping away into full retirement just yet. Leonardo LoCascio, president of … Continue reading

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The Recession Claims Billington

The recession has taken a bite out of the Washington, D.C., wine community with the recent demise of Billington Wines, the Springfield, Va.-based company that helped put South American wines on U.S. dinner tables. Billington closed its doors May 15, … Continue reading

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The Terroirists Are Coming!

The €œReturn to Terroir€ tasting came to Washington this week, courtesy of the French Wine Society. It wasn€™t as big a tasting as in New York the day before, but I only had to find parking along Reservoir Rd., not … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wine Curmudgeon!

The Wine Curmudgeon celebrated a birthday this past weekend. Not the Curmudgeon himself, Jeff Siegel, the Dallas-based wine columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but the Wine Curmudgeon blog. Jeff started it a year ago, and it has become a … Continue reading

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Chile’s Ambassador of Wine

We expect ambassadors to promote the agricultural products of their country, but Chile has someone special in Washington – an internationally recognized wine expert serving as its ambassador to the United States, actively promoting Chilean wine to American journalists, importers, … Continue reading

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