Top wine, sustainable practices, and an army of geese

Written for The Guardian newspaper, April 2016. Part 2 of 4 part feature When you walk through the Cono Sur vineyard in the morning, it feels like you might have stumbled across a movie set. A low-lying fog slowly fades away to reveal dozens of abandoned bicycles: resting on the vine rows; leaning against the walls of the winery; stacked up at the gate. But … Continue reading Top wine, sustainable practices, and an army of geese

When it comes to wine, there’s nowhere quite like it

Written for The Guardian newspaper, April 2016. Part 1 of 4 part feature Looking out from under the shade of an ancient Peumo tree, the view ahead of lush green vineyards framed by undulating hillsides could be anywhere in the Mediterranean – or perhaps even England on one of those rare, warm summer days. But it isn’t England, nor even Europe. This is Chile – … Continue reading When it comes to wine, there’s nowhere quite like it

Wine dribbles & scribbles

Since moving to South America in 2009, Amanda has specialised in wine journalism covering mainly Chile and Argentina where she enjoys regularly walking the vineyards and picking at rocks in clay pits with agronomists and winemakers. A firm believer in taking the time to visit a vine before tasting its wine, she’s visited most of the wine regions in both countries – the well-known, and … Continue reading Wine dribbles & scribbles