Chi-chi-chi le-le-le

The You Have Homework Community Newsletter - May 2024

Chi-chi-chi le-le-le

Can you believe it’s almost summer? Well, not really if you are below the equator like me…

Thanks to those of you who joined the You Have Homework community this past month. ¡Bienvenid@s!

This month’s newsletter includes:

🍷Chilean wines

😶‍🌫️A simple embarrassment

🇨🇱Why you should consider visiting Chile

🍷How to enjoy Chilean wines

There is a very robust wine culture in Chile, more so than in Argentina – I was surprised that in Buenos Aires I would always be confronted with a wall of Malbecs, and hardly any other grape. The cepa that is somewhat distinctive to Chile is the carmenere variety. Originally harvested in France, as carménère, it made it over to the central region of Chile and thrived. 

Of course, they produce many other common wines, like merlot, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, etc. A variety I particularly like is Late Harvest, and yes, it’s an English name. It’s a dessert wine which is not too sweet and has a smooth and somewhat thick texture.