Exploring Chile’s Wine Country

Published Date Author: , April 25th, 2012

Gay Travel: Exploring Chile's Wine CountryWhat dinner isn’t better with a bottle of wine? As Chile’s Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda, wrote, “I like on the table, when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.”

As with all true oenophiles, Neruda knew that good things come to those who wait. Whether storing a bottle in the wine cellar to increase its “intelligence” or merely letting a bottle breathe on the dinner table, wine benefits from the passage of time.

A similar lesson is revealed in the history of Chilean viticulture. The conquest of Chile by Spanish conquistadors brought the introduction of viticulture to the New World (Jesuit missionaries liked their wine), but the onerous restrictions imposed by Spanish rule kept the burgeoning Chilean wine industry from attaining its true potential.

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