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A note on DIAM

I have been meaning to post this for a while now, but the issue is becoming more and more prominent that I need to say something now, before any more wines get hurt. Some years ago I was fortunate to … Continue reading

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Two Finos (and a postscript)

Have been offline for a couple of weeks, but been working on some tricky material, so humble apologies. Meantime, I am currently in the South of Spain and just enjoyed two cracking wines that I must share with you. After … Continue reading

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MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Days 4 and 5 – Laguna Volcan

After our amazing barbeque under the stars at Samaipata, we all piled back on the bus and headed back down the gorge road to our hotel for the night, Laguna Volcan, stopping about half an hour into the gorge. Laguna … Continue reading

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MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Day 4 – Bodega Uvairenda, Boutique Wines of Bolivia and El Pueblito Resort

Bodega Uvairenda markets its wines under the brand Vinos 1750, in recognition of the altitude at which the estate is located. Their vineyard is on a moderately steep hill overlooking the town. Our bus somehow managed to get all the … Continue reading

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MW trip to Peru and Bolivia, Day 4 – The Road to Samaipata

We did not land in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, or just Santa Cruz as everyone calls it, Bolivia, until a little after 2am. It is a three hour flight from Lima, Peru, but there is a time difference of … Continue reading

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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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