I was in Santiago just a few weeks ago and participated in a lively, informal discussion about iconic wines from Chile.
Poor, maligned merlot received an unfair bashing in the Oscar-winning movie Sideways (2004) when Miles, the principal character, delivers an emotional tirade against the grape.
CHILE'S MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNONS
Morande Reserve 1999, $390
A FRIEND RECENTLY asked me about a bottle of 1989 Chateau Petrus. Off the top of my head I could tell him it was a 100-pointer, outrageously expensive and particularly rare. It was definitely a...