Sure, as red wines go, Chile is known for killer cabernet sauvignon,
but its "native" grape of carmenere is really coming along, with
advances in both better growing conditions and more skilled winemaking.
(January 2012's "Wines of Chile" awards were a revelation.) And
Argentina, of course, has put malbec back on the world's grape growing
map. But do you know why, exactly? Come see, taste and find out.