Author Archives: Paul Tudor MW

MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Day 3 – Big Day

Driving back from Santiago Queriolo Resort, our driver made a fatal mistake by driving into Ica to get back to the main highway to Lima. The previous day we had skirted around the northern edge of town, but instead we … Continue reading

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MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Day 2 – Santiago Queirolo Resort

The story of Santiago Queirolo is worth retelling. The family originally came from northern Italy in the late 19th century, founding a tavern in Pueblo Libre, a suburb of Lima. They imported and distributed speciality products from Italy, arguably introducing … Continue reading

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MW trip to Peru and Bolivia – Day 2, Tacama

Tacama are perhaps the best known wine producers in Peru. They are mentioned in Monty Waldin’s book Wines of South America (2003) and also in Evan Goldstein’s recent work of the same name Wines of South America (2014.) Like many Peruvian producers … Continue reading

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Day 1 ends – and Day 2 begins – MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Welcome to the Ica Valley

The dinner at Huaca Pucllana was fabulous. We got to meet some of the principals from the two major wine (and pisco) producers supporting this stage of the trip, our flying visit to Peru, Tacama and Santiago Queirolo. Apologies in … Continue reading

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MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Day 1 continued

After a fabulous three and a bit hours at Astrid y Gaston, Igor suggested we walk to Huaca Pucllana, an ancient site within Lima. Thirty minutes later and still nowhere closer to finding the site, with various instructions along the … Continue reading

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MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Day 1 – Ironing in the dark – and Palm Sunday

My flight from Buenos Aires was due to land at 9.50pm, but in the end we landed a few minutes early. That did not really matter, because it took almost forty minutes for our bags to appear. A flight from … Continue reading

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From the cellar

Glenguin Individual Vineyard 1998 Semillon Hunter Valley Fabulous. A wine that initially retailed for around $18 (less by the case), the last bottle I had was around eight or nine years ago and was still lean and mean. I opened … Continue reading

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