In Florida were lucky to be able to buy wine from a number of places, and knowing you, we suspect youve probably purchased vino from the finest CVS, Publix, and 7-Eleven locations in the state. But we think its high time you step outside your convenience store comfort zone and try something different during the Salud! Chilean Wine Fest. The director of wines for Chile USA, Meghan Dotter, says you wont be disappointed.
Chile is considered by many to be a winemakers paradise. It has a very long growers season, and there are cooling influences from the Andes mountains that help to contribute to more complex wines, says Dotter. The celebration of south-of-the-border wines began the first day of the month, but you still have until the 18th to take part. Visit www.winesofchile.org for a list of participating restaurants, hotels, and wine shops that will be offering either vino by the glass or free samplings. Youll probably find some spots youre familiar with, like Michys, Vine Wine Shop, and Emerils. What you wont find is your neighborhood corner store.
Nov. 7-18, 2007