Let us raise our Glasses to Concha y Toro

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ChileConcha y Toro, Chile is located south of the glaciers, north of the arid Atacama Desert, east of the majestic Andes Mountain range and west of the Pacific Ocean. Concha y Toro is the largest producer of wines from Latin America and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. In 2012, Chile sold 29,7  million cases of wine.

The Concha y Toro winery was founded in 1883 by Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro and his wife, Emiliana Subercaseaux. The original grape varieties were brought from the Bordeaux region in France. Today, this well-known company is composed by the present Marquess of Casa Concha, a Chilean diplomat and ambassador.

Concha Y Toro produces several varietals, such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Moscato. The grapes are hand-picked during the months of April and May. Concha y Toro Frontera Moscato has notes of fresh fruits, flowers and hints of honey. The wine is bright yellow with golden notes. You can enjoy the fresh, sweet and slightly acid wine. Another great wine produced by Concha y Toro is Casellero Del Diablo Carmenere. A deep carmine color offers plum, chocolate and spice in the nose with sweet, round but firm tannins in the finish.

Fun Factors: What Your Choice of Wine Says About You

There are many guidelines to educate us on which wines to enjoy with our meals, but wine choices remain personal. The idea is to be happy and enjoy the wine. It is also suggested that your wine preference can actually reflect your personality. New York bartenders were asked if they could tell something about a woman’s personality based on what she drinks. They were all interviewed separately. They agreed that a woman enjoying a beer is casual, down to earth and low-maintenance. Wine-drinking women were said to be conservative and classy. This is too basic and easy. Wine is enjoyed by fun-lovers, flirts, ice-queens and wall flowers.

Experts say it is not what you drink, but rather how you hold your glass when you drink that counts. The ice-queen will typically drink from a short glass or a wine glass, which is held firmly in a barrier position across the body. The message is clear: no intimate approaches! Have fun in the pub and take note of other people. It can be become quite interesting and lots of fun to try and guess what other drinkers are telling you, simply by watching them.

Drink to your Health

David Sinclair, an Australian professor of genetics at both the University of New South Wales and the University at Harvard Medical School, worked alongside Leonard Guarente, Novartis professor of Biology, and published a paper “Evidence from a Common Mechanism of SIRT 1 Regulation by Allosteric Activators” with findings that show the red wine molecule does work for sure on the anti-ageing protein in the body. It is also found that the polyphenols present in red wines reduce the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases. Let us raise our glasses to Concha y Toro and a long and healthy life!

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