A LITTLE About Me
I’m a British wine professional living in Chile, enjoying the delicious flavours of this extraordinary country. I live by the Pacific Ocean, but travel to different wine regions in Chile and elsewhere whenever I can. I translate all sorts of documents for Chilean wineries, Pisco, tea and food producers, the Chilean government and other organizations. I write about wine and food for my own blog and sub-edit for Around the World in 80 Harvests and South America Wine Guide. I now also offer bespoke wine tastings, food and wine pairing events and wine-related classes in English or Spanish at any level from beginner to expert.
I love growing, cooking, tasting and learning about wine and food and have just completed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma in Wines and Spirits.
I set up this website to share the flavours of Chile with you: I hope you like it.
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Chardonnay: the queen of versatilityMay 22, 2021There are good reasons why Chardonnay is among the world’s favourite white wine varieties: it can produce generous amounts of grapes, grow well in different types of soil and climate, and be made into many styles of wine. So it’s hardly surprising that it’s the world’s second most-planted white...
Mujer Andina: sparkling despite the pandemicJuly 22, 2020We’ve all heard about small businesses that have been hard-hit in one way or another by the Covid-19 pandemic. This week I was inspired by the positive attitude of the woman owner of one such company here in Chile: Andrea (Andi) Jure, who makes and sells sparkling wines through...
Porotos granados - vegan, dairy and gluten-free recipeMay 16, 2020This dish celebrates some of South America's best and most emblematic flavours - beans, pumpkin, sweetcorn and tomatoes. It's wholesome, warm, comforting, a fabulous healthy option that is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free and it looks beautiful too. Porotos granados is the name in Chile for the Borlotti beans so widely used...